Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Bear & Hare: Where's Bear? by Emily Gravett

Bear and hare are playing hide and seek. Bear's no good at hiding and later he's no good at seeking either. Poor Bear!

Thoughts: This book was a lot of fun to share in storytime. The kids helped me count and enjoyed spotting Bear. They agreed...Bear is bad at hiding. I look forward to using other books in this series in storytime. The illustrations are lovely as always.

Themes: Bears, Hares (Rabbits), Friendship, Games (Hide-and-Seek)

Simon & Schuster, 2016 (US Edition).

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Great Gran Plan by Elli Woollard

When the pig of brick house fame finds a note indicating that the Big Bad Wolf is going to eat Little Red Riding Hood's gran, he's determined to save her. A mix up with his supplies leads to a case of mistaken identity and just when he thinks he's dinner...

Thoughts: Too funny! I can't wait to add this fractured fairy tale to my list for fairy tales storytime and outreach. I also look forward to using it next summer when the summer reading theme is "Imagine Your Story." The illustrations are bright, colorful, and filled with detail.

Themes: Fairy Tales, Fractured Fairy Tales, The Three Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf

Illustrated by Steven Lenton. Henry Holt, 2017.