Worst in Show

Worst in Show

Worst in Show by William Bee by Kate Hindley – “It’s time for the Best Monster in the World Competition, and Albert can’t wait to enter his very own monster, Sidney, in the contest! Albert is absolutely sure that his pet is a winner. But, as monsters go, is sweet, well-behaved Sidney really the smelliest, dirtiest, most parasite-ridden monster of all?” (from Candlewick Press website)

Why should you read this book?
It’s “fartastic!”  My friend’s four-year-old son loves it and insisted they read it the past three nights.  Trust me, your child will be filled with glee hearing you read the words “Hairiest warts, smelliest fart, fartometer and Fartbuster 2000.”

Add an hour to bedtime stories the night you read this book.  You’ll need the extra time to delight in the silly illustrations.  ML enjoyed finding which judge fainted each round of the competition.

Happy Valentine’s Day – Mommy, You’re My Woolly Mammoth!

Wooly Mammoth

You won’t think your child saying, “Mommy, you’re my woolly mammoth” is a compliment, until you read How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Kate Hindley.

We laughed through this 10 Step instructional book.  I appreciated the clever use of an umbrella in Step 6.  ML guffawed at Step 8.  It involved a trampoline and mud.  We really howled at the hairstyles in Fig. 1 – Fig. 8; reaching a unanimous decision.  “Bubble Bliss” is the most attractive hairstyle for a woolly mammoth.

The illustration on the last page spread explains why I consider, “Mommy, you’re my woolly mammoth” a compliment.  It’s  snuggly.  Yes, I know snuggly isn’t a word.  It should be.

Happy Valentine’s Day from ML and her woolly mammoth.