What a hoot. You said it. Two little birds sit up on a power line in Annette Simon’s Mocking Birdies, alternately chatting companionably and driving each other nuts with teasing mockery. Sound like any siblings you know?
Oh Dinosaur! Written by Barbara Ireson – Illustrated by Anne Axworthy This is a very small but incredibly well-written book of silly poems about dinosaurs. Better than the vast majority of children’s poetry that I see these days. VERY hard to find, but worth looking for, especially for a child who loves dinosaurs. Walking the […]
Once a wicked wizard met a wicked witch, and they wanted to know which was wickeder. The highest praise I can think to give to The Wicked Wizard & the Wicked Witch is to say that it reminds me a great deal of some of the favourite books of my own childhood.
As an avowed word junkie, I always love finding alphabet books written for older kids. I firmly believe that learning the ABCs is just a first step, and that finding ways to keep kids interested in letters and words beyond that is crucial.
Before the day is out, Pecorino will furmuzzle a man with a long mustache, wamboodle himself down into a tuba, and cause the most Brobdingnagian blast of a note that anyone has ever heard. It’s all in a day’s work for Pecorino. How does one even begin to describe the best things about the story […]
“Lulu, it seems to me that you’ve opened up a knock’em sock’em wibble-wobble word warp!” Kids love this book! I say that before anything else because, all else aside, it is one of the best reasons to buy this book. Double Trouble in Walla Walla will have your kids in absolute fits of giggles.
Excuse me, but did you read the front cover of this book? Are you always so rude? I said DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK! Much like James Stevenson’s Don’t Make Me Laugh, Do Not Open This Book is a great excuse for parents and children to just let go, be silly and laugh together.
Daddy is a doodlebug. I’m a doodlebug too. We doodle things together That doodlebugs like to do. The tongue-twisting wordplay of Bruce Degen’s Daddy Is a Doodlebug makes for a uniquely entertaining book about the relationship between father and child, without any of the syrupy preciousness which is all too common in picture books about […]