I love giving away books...it's one of my favorite things to do as a blogger! I've been given two books by Little, Brown to giveaway to you all, both of which I'm pretty sure were nominated for Cybil awards and rightly so. I loved them both and can't wait to be able to use them in a story time.
The Day Leo Said I Hate You, written by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Mollie Bang is the adorable story of a little boy that makes the mistake of telling his Mommy that he hates her. The build-up, the words, the "I'm sorries" are all incredibly cute and Ms. Bang's illustrations are superb. Kids will love hearing the story read to them and will learn valuable lessons about why "I hate you" is not a nice thing to say to anyone.
Mail Harry to the Moon, also written by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley tells of a little boy that is just insulted that his baby brother is now living with his family. Life was much better before Harry came along and his older brother wishes him away in many forms, including mailing Harry to the moon! When Harry actually disappears, his older brother is afraid he really did get shipped to the moon!
With adorable comic-book-like illustrations and hilarious text, this is another great read aloud. Very appropriate to read one-on-one with older siblings. Loved it!
You can win both of these lovely books...simply leave a comment on this post by 12 midnight (Mountain Time) on Monday telling me one of your favorite picture books of the year. It doesn't have to have been published this year, just whatever was your favorite that you read to yourself or your children.