In my position as a technical processing assistant at the DeWitt Community Library, I catalog a lot of new picture books. Unfortunately, I cannot review them all, but I do read them all and have assigned a 🙂 to my favorites. Finley Frog’s favorite is marked with a 8). Below are a few I’ve cataloged recently. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.)
When an elephant couple decides it is time to have a child, unexpected challenges arise but, at last, the pair’s deepest wish comes true.
8) Caroline Crocodile goes to a baby shop to see if she can exchange her drooly brother, but finds that the baby panda is a fussy eater, the baby elephant too squirty–and her brother has reason to drool.
🙂 Wouldn’t it be great to have a triceratops for a pet?
Max and his brothers drive to Shapeville and Count Town searching for problems, and are able to use their skills in arithmetic and sleuthing to help get things ready for a rocket launch.
Bear and a family of ducks try to find the perfect home to share, but what suits the bear does not suit the ducks, and what suits the ducks does not suit Bear.
🙂 The only thing Little Bird likes about rain is the puddles it leaves behind, but after flying through Manhattan to find the perfect puddle, his bath is interrupted again and again.
Annie and Lillemore are best friends for many reasons. Here are just a few: they are both seven, love the colors pink and purple and can speak two languages.
🙂 Illustrations and simple rhyming text reveal that hands, as they carry out ordinary tasks, are also showing love.
A young fly imitates his garden insect friends to try to figure out what he’s best at.
🙂 This is Bert’s big day. He is well prepared, mentally and physically. But he might need some encouragement.