Saturday, August 2, 2008

Picture Book Saturday!!

Truck Stuck
, written by Sallie Wolf and illustrated by Andy Robert Davies is a very cute, very simple book, with the potential to be a bit hit with the younger crowd. When a truck gets stuck under a bridge, the accident turns into a huge block party with all sorts of people, as well as trucks, getting together to watch crews try to get the truck out. The illustrations are great…and I love the lemonade stand in the background. You’ll have to read it to see what I mean!

In The House That Max Built by Maxwell Newhouse, the reader is taken on a complete construction journey. We get to learn all the major steps in building a house, from pouring the foundation and putting up walls to installing insulation and tiling the floor, this is the perfect picture books for boys (or girls) that are interested in building.

Finally, my favorite of the week is The Sandman written by Ralph Fletcher and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey. A retelling of the famous “Sandman” story, Fletcher shows the reader how an ordinary man who can’t sleep finds the scale of a dragon and realizes it holds the power to allow sleep to come. He becomes the Sandman and brings sleep to many, using dragon scales. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful (what a cover!!) and this will definitely be used as a bedtime story in my house!

1 comment:

cipriano said...

It is always such a treat to click onto you and see you speaking of children's books.
You remind me of the words of one of my favorite writers... C.S. Lewis.
He said:
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty -- except, of course, books of information. The only imaginative books we ought to grow out of are those which it would have been better not to have read at all.

As I fast approach that nether age mentioned, I remind myself to click back to your blog from time to time, Amanda, and catch a glimpse of what is more important than what is currently occupying my attention.