The enchanting illustrations and increasingly amusing tale made this book an instant favorite. Mina is usually fine with her father's eccentric finds, like the stick bugs with their charismatic voices, but she's a little skeptical of the new squirrel he brings home, especially when the squirrel refuses to eat - not even acorns!
As anyone fortunate enough to live with a cat will tell you, cats generally don't do anything they don't want to do. This hilarious, rhyming read-aloud shows you exactly how far a cat will go to avoid being bathed.
The art is so colorful and vibrant as is the delightful story. Immigrants and children of immigrants will relate while others will enjoy the heart-warming themes. Overall a great choice for everyone!
Yeah, the title got me too. I cried laughing at this book but that's no surprise because it has poop in the title - it knows it's funny. But then you flip the page and learn a valuable lesson about accepting yourself, sticking up for others, and finding the weird in everybody. You'll learn about different insects and have fun and warm your heart all in a matter of a few colorfully illustrated pages. Give it a try!
The world is just as beautiful and mysterious at night as it is during daylight hours, but not being nocturnal animals, we often miss those wonders. In The Night Walk, a family arises in the middle of the night and walks through the village, observing a world they don't usually get to see. Wonderfully illustrated, The Night Walk is a quiet and evocative treasure of a book.
A perfect example of a book for children and adults alike; give this to everyone you know! Woodson writes in verse, beautifully combining prose and poetry, to tell the autobiographical story of a brown girl coming of age at the tailend of Jim Crow. She grapples with identity and the idea of home, growing up in South Carolina and New York, while still trying to be a kid with dreams of becoming a writer. It's powerful, it's beautiful, it's no wonder it was a Newbery Award nominee.
My City shows that even the simplest errand can be full of discovery, if you aren't too busy to notice. Max is on a mission to deliver a letter, and every step of his journey reveals some small wonder: bright colors dancing in a laundromat window, the world mirrored in a puddle, the sky's shifting hues at sunset. Every time I open this book I find something new to marvel at, right alongside Max.
Spooky scary chills abound! A malevolent bus driver with skin like a mushroom. Missing children. An overabundance of conspicuous scarecrows. And a mysterious figure known only as "The Smiling Man." This book warmed my heart and chilled my bones.
Remember: They can't reach you if you stick to small spaces.
This book has a special place in my heart. The illustrations and the language go perfectly hand-in-hand to tell the story of a gardener named Evan who goes through his own personal rough patch as he mourns the death of a friend. It's about love, grief, loss. It's about giving yourself time to heal and knowing when to start anew. It's about new growth. It's a lesson and reminder to all of us who have ever been in or come out of a rough patch.
This gem of a graphic novel details the imaginative escapades of a neighborhood of kids with serious creativity, major crafting skills, and an overwhelming capacity for dynamic supportiveness. Through ups and downs of relationships with family and friends, these characters give each other the emotional and creative encouragement they need to be their best, most authentic selves. A reminder to all that the more you connect with your community, the brighter you (and it) shine!