Monday, March 23, 2009

Wild Boars Cook

TITLE: Wild Boars Cook
AUTHOR: Meg Rosoff
ILLUSTRATOR: Sophie Blackall
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt and Company

These four stinky boars, Boris, Morris, Horace, and Doris, are hungry. Doris finds a recipe for the four of them to fix. This silly book is appropriate for primary aged children. I also believe it could be used in the classroom for a lesson on action verbs because many vivid verbs are used throughout the story.

My son and I enjoyed this book. It was appealing to me because the animal characters were unusual compared to your normal children's picture book characters.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are you Waking Up?

TITLE: Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?
AUTHOR: Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson
ILLUSTRATOR: Laura J. Bryant
PUBLISHER: Marshall Cavendish

A little kitty cat is very distracted one morning doing all sorts of things except the one thing her mother wants her to do... get ready for school. This rhyming conversation between the kitty cat and its mother are delightful. As you can see from the front cover picture above, the illustrations are very enjoyable and really add to the appeal of this book. It is appropriate for preschool through primary aged children.
My son and I loved this book and read it many times together.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dogs on the Bed

TITLE: Dogs on the Bed
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Bluemle
ILLUSTRATOR: Anne Wilsdorf
PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press

A family has dogs taking over their bed in this funny book. The family tries different ways to get back their bed but the dogs are persistent. Young children will enjoy this silly story.

My son and I enjoyed this book. It wouldn't be one I'd buy for my own library but it was fun to read.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hurty Feelings

TITLE: Hurty Feelings
AUTHOR: Helen Lester
ILLUSTRATOR: Lynn Munsinger
PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin Company

Fragility is the main character. She gets her feelings hurt easily. What lesson can she learn from the rude elephant named Rudy? The illustrations are delightful with the various expressions shown on the faces of the characters. Primary aged children will enjoy this book as well as some preschoolers. It is a book that teaches a lesson about feelings and emotions.

My son and I both enjoyed this book.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dinosaur Dinosaur

TITLE: Dinosaur Dinosaur
AUTHOR: Kevin Lewis
PUBLISHER: Orchard Books

A busy little dinosaur has a fun day from sun up till bedtime in this fun book. The brightly colored illustrations and lively rhyming text will appeal to young children. This book is appropriate for preschool through primary aged children.

My son and I enjoyed this book.