I read a fair number of picture books and early readers because of my job. Picture Book Monday is my attempt to review a few that I’ve especially liked. These include picture books, early readers and early chapter books–Picture Book Monday just had a nice ring to it.
A very short version this time–I have notes for several more, so hopefully there will be another post next week.
The Baby That Roared by Simon Puttock and Nadia Shireen: What a marvelously weird little book. I really thought I knew where it was going at one point, and then it completely surprised me, which is nice! Nonetheless, I didn’t totally love it–a little too quirky, maybe? Not sure. Regardless, it’s a fun book and I think would make a great readaloud.
Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends by Yumi Heo: I love folktales, and this is a nice one from Korea. I liked the emphasis on real teamwork, and the handiwork aspect is a nice bonus.
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold: Black Dog is a book that teeters just on the edge of being too allegorical, but something saves it. The beautiful illustrations? The sheer weirdness of it all? Not sure, but I like.