by Jeremy Tankard
Bird is back! And, he is as self-focused as ever. Bird and the gang are together again, and they are going on a hike. A few steps in and Bird’s tummy is growling, a little bit farther and he is pretty sure he is going to collapse from starvation. To make it worse, none of his friends brought a snack he wants to eat. Grass, sticks, berries, or a carrot is just not what Bird craves. Fortunately, before he completely succumbs to the hunger, he decides to give something different a try. Tankard beautifully captures the drama of being a hungry toddler or preschooler. The tone is perfect, and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Ages 3 and up.
by Marianne Dubuc
A new picture from Marianne Dubuc always makes me happy. I love her whimsy and attention to detail, and she so clearly understands children. This new volume includes three stories, each featuring Lucy and her friends, a tortoise, a mouse, a rabbit and a snail. The first story is all about snack time. It would be a great companion to Hungry Bird, as we see what snacks each friend prefers, and we get a good subtle message about sharing. Just lovely.
Ages 3 - 6.
by Michael Hall
“In this book you will discover
1 colorful tree,
2 scurrying squirrels,
and 15 blended words
created to celebrate the wonder of fall,” (inside flap).
You will definitely find all of these things along with vibrant illustrations and simple poems that roll off the tongue. This is a must read. It is celebrates the best season of the year!
Ages 4 - 8.
I Will Not Eat You
by Adam Lehrhaupt & Scott Magoon
Theodore likes to hang out alone, in his nice quiet cave. He watches all day as different creatures, everything from a bird to a tiger, wanders past his cave. Each time he considers if he should eat that creature or not. Finally, a little boy wanders by and Theodore, who emerges as a big, red dragon, decides he is hungry and will eat the boy. Worry not, this picture book, though dark, has a happy ending. Laughter, as it often does, saves the day.
Ages 4 and up.