Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New at the Library: Part 3

These books made their way straight to my house as soon as they were cataloged - but they will be on the shelves soon!

If You Plant a Seed

Okay, Kadir Nelson, so - automatically you know the pictures will be swoon-worthy. Once you tear your eyes away from the illustrations, you'll enjoy the simple, sweet text, which reminds children (and their adults) that we can sow and nurture kindness or selfishness just as easily as vegetables.

Ninja Red Riding Hood

Some of the terminology (i.e. katas, gi) was a little over my kids' heads, but they enjoyed the wolf and Red's head-to-head battle, as well as Gran's appearance, and the rhythm made it a fun one to read out loud.

Dirty Gert

Loved this one, especially the parents' attitudes and the resolution. Another with a fun, easy rhyme, this will definitely be appearing in a story time. The kids especially liked the commentary from the worms!

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Christopher in particular thought this one was hysterical. Poor Louie, this is HIS story, and people aren't treating it very well! He's going to end up in the bottom of a box at a yard sale, completely unwanted...

Bad Dog Flash

New puppy in the house. Need I say more?

Oh No, Little Dragon!

Shane grabbed this one off the stack at my desk as soon as he saw it, so I had to bring it home! Poor little dragon (isn't he adorable?) has lost his fire, and nothing he does seems to bring it back. Mom to the rescue, of course!

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

Another one for Christopher to giggle at like a crazy person. Hoot Owl's disguises don't work quite as well as planned, but he never loses heart!

The Odd One Out

The kids all enjoyed this one, taking turns finding the odd one out. The one page we all had trouble with - the pandas with the bamboo sticks - Shane wandered over and picked out right away! That child...

Very Little Red Riding Hood

Love it! Poor Wolf again - it's hard to be big and bad when a toddler is giving you big hugs and insisting that you chase her. This Little Red is more than a match for both Wolf and Grandma!

Hug Machine

This final one tickled all the kids, who are great little huggers themselves. I have the feeling our next walk will take a whole lot longer than usual.

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