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.)
🙂 Spencer loves books and reads one every night, sometimes aloud, then puts the book back in its place, but one morning his favorite book is missing, and the next day another, each replaced by a different object.
Templeton the cat makes a wish for his family to disappear, but quickly learns that being alone isn’t as great as he had thought it would be.
🙂 Troto is a happy little car who likes to go places until he drives all the way to Cactusville and meets some big trucks that tease him for being so small.
As friends Bear and Mouse share a day together, Bear counts various objects, from one to five, and the reader is invited to do the same.
🙂 Cat tries to trick the Tooth Fairy, but he meets his match in a mischievous mouse.
As the circus train rolls into town, excited children and their parents get in line for their chance to experience the Big Top.
Children are taught when and where to “say the magic words.” But what do expressions such as please, thank you, I’m sorry, and I love you really mean?
🙂 As his friends Bird, Mouse, and Bear celebrate the arrival of spring, Rabbit finds more and more things to dislike about the change of seasons until, at last, he admits that spring can be full of pleasant surprises.
🙂 Kitten loves to explore, pretend, and get into trouble!
Follows a family of puffins from the time the parents greet one another off the coat of Alaska and prepare to raise a family, through the care of their fragile egg and ravenous chick , to Little Puffin’s first flight across and into the sea.
When school lets out for the summer, Rufus Leroy Williams III, a determined pig who loves to read, decides to become a pirate.
Turtle and me. We’re never lonely or sad when we’re together. But we’re getting older…Do I still need Turtle? Does Turtle still need me?