Triangle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen
Triangle lives in a triangle world. He decides to make a trip to play a sneaky trick on Square. It works. He tricks Square, in Square’s square world. Then Square gets his own back, in a solidly ambiguous ending. Barnett and Klassen (Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, 2014) are back with another quietly clever and beautiful picture book. The first of a trio of shape themed books from the pair. Ages 3 - 7
Mr. Postmouse Takes a Trip by Marianne Dubuc
I loved Mr. Postmouse’s Rounds, so I was happy to see that Mr. Postmouse and his family are back. This time they’re travelling the world, vacationing, but of course Mr. Postmouse also delivers the odd package. Fans of Richard Scarry will find lots to love here. The illustrations can pored over and savored, there are lots of cheeky things going on, and insights into lots of different homes and places. Ages 3 - 7
Rupert the Mouse presents Be Quiet! He envisions a beautiful, wordless book. It will be a work of art. The illustrations will tell the story. No words needed. There is just one big problem, Rupert and his friends can’t stop talking. The more they try to be quiet, the worse it gets, making for a funny picture and a great read aloud. Pair this with Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett, for a roaring good time. Ages 4 - 8
One Minute by Somin Ahn
How do you explain time to a child? This simple picture tackles that question by explaining what one minute means by using things a child will understand. “In one minute you can hug your dog… say hi to your neighbor…or plant seeds.” Ahn deftly shows that a minute can be short or long, nothing at all or extremely important.
Ages 3 - 5