Friday, December 1, 2017

A Letter for Bear by David Lucas

Bear is the postman. Everyday, he delivers letters but never receives one himself. With the nuisance of the wind and snow, he meets all the animals on his route. Will his new friends ever send him a letter?

Thoughts: A sweet Christmas story with nice illustrations. I like the guide to all the animals on the end papers. I'm definitely adding A Letter for Bear to my list of books for Christmas events.

Themes: Christmas

(Flying Eye Books, 2013)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Alison Jay

A classic children's book presented as a board book for the youngest listeners.

Thoughts: Just gorgeous with lovely flow. I didn't think turning a novel length book into a board book was possible, but this is great. Alison Jay's version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is definitely going on my baby shower gift list.  

(Board Book Edition, Dial, 2015)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Good morning to Me! by Lita Judge

Beatrix the Parrot is supposed to be quiet when the other pets are sleeping, but she's just so excited. Once she wakes everyone up who knows what the day will bring?

Thoughts: Love, love, love! Too funny. I look forward to adding this to my pets themed storytime. Beatrix is an endearing character and Mouse is a long suffering saint. If my eyes don't mistake me, I think Beatrix and all the other animals belong to the child from Red Sled and Red Hat. The watercolor and pencil illustrations perfectly suit the story. I like the comic strip/book panels. They add interest to the illustrations.

Themes: Pets, Morning 

(Atheneum, 2015)

Friday, November 3, 2017

How to Catch a Mouse by Philippa Leathers

Clemmie the cat is an excellent mouser or so she thinks. She's so good she never sees a mouse.

Thoughts: Again like Sam and Dave and Is There a Dog In this Book? Readers will laugh at Clemmie's statements because they can clearly see the mouse. The illustrations are lovely--soft colored with good use of white space.

Themes: Cats, Mice

(Candlewick, 2015)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Spots in a Box by Helen Ward

A guinea fowl feels out of place as he has no spots. He sends for some, but they aren't quite right. Neither are next or the ones after. Will he ever find the right kind of spots?

Thoughts: Too fun! I used Spots in a Box for my spots and dots storytime. I like all the detail in the illustrations.

Themes: Birds, Spots (& Dots, & Stripes)

(Templar, 2014)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Flannel Friday Roundup for November 3, 2017



Here's your Flannel Friday Roundup for November 3. It's small, but both contributions are farm themed. I like to use a farm theme for storytime in the fall.



Wendy shares her third Old MacDonald set.


Amy shares Take Me Out to the Barnyard.


Shawn is hosting the roundup next week.


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Monday, October 23, 2017

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson

Illustrated by Kate Hindley

Your step by step guide to washing a woolly mammoth.

Thoughts: Too funny! Washing a woolly mammoth seems to be about as much fun as giving a cat a bath. This will be a fun book to share with elementary students when I do outreach. The illustrations are just right for the story.

Themes: Prehistoric, Baths, Pets, Elementary

(Henry Holt, 2014)