Looks like I’m on my own for a bit with picture books. ML wants us to read chapter books together. I thought I could sneak a few picture books into our bedtime reading. It didn’t work, she’s adamant. We’ve decided to start the first Harry Potter book.
So I’m on my own until I convince her that picture books are great for every age. In twenty words or less, I’m sharing my favorite part of the following seventeen??? picture books
Little Red’s Riding Hood by Peter Stein and illustrated by Chris Gall – “Why, Granny! What a big GRILLE you have!”
Yeti and the Bird by Nadia Shireen – Worm Jam
Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor and illustrated Jean Jullien – Pay attention to the eyes.
Nobody’s Perfect by David Elliott and illustrated by Sam Zuppardi – “This is my room before I clean it. This is my room after I clean it.”
The Backwards Birthday Party by Tom Chapin and John Forster and illustrated by Chuck Groenink – “We blindfolded the donkey, and he pinned the tail on us.”
You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang and illustrated by Christopher Weyant – I loved the big gray-green, hairy monster leg and the parachuting pink monsters.
No, Silly! by Ken Krug – “I like to sleep on cookies.”
Glamourpuss by Sarah Weeks and illustrated by David Small – The cat says “ME” and the dog says “WOW.”
Little Puffin’s First Flight by Jonathan London and illustrated by Jon Van Zyle “a puffling will eats as many as 2,000 fish in its first six weeks of life.”
Big Tractor by Nathan Clement - A unique book about seasons sharing the life of a farmer and various farm equipment used throughout the year.
You Nest Here With Me by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple and illustrated by Melissa Sweet – Who knew cowbirds don’t make nests? “the uninvited guest, Leaves her egg in a foster nest”
I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty and illustrated by Mike Boldt – “You are a Wet, Slimy, Bug-Eating very luck Frog.”
In by Nikki McClure – Don’t miss the Owl Guide at the end of the book.
Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt and illustrated by Rob Dunlavey – Fun words throughout the book. . . by jango, smackers, grackle, yeppers. Who knew crows could look so delightful?
My Pen by Christopher Myers – A book celebrating drawing in creative illustrations and words. “My pen tap-dances on the sky.”
Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo – “I felt brave in my cape.” what a great line.
Room for Bear by Ciara Gavin – I love Bear’s problem solving and the “Eat Quack Love” sign in his den.
Little Bird Takes a Bath by Marisabina Russo – I broke out in song throughout the book, “Rain, Rain Go Away” “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and many other classics.
P. Zonka Lays an Egg by Julie Paschkis -I love this chicken that marches to a different drummer and lays eggs on her own terms.
If I had a Triceratops by George O’Connor – The illustrations for “I’d be sure to clean up after her” and the one of her playing fetch.