Saturday, February 12, 2011

Picture Book Saturday

It's Saturday! I'm probably going to slow these posts to every other Saturday or even just focus on one book a week in the upcoming weeks. Life has gotten really busy over the last few months and my job has me focusing more on YA/Middle grade reading than picture books. I'll still be showcasing good ones, just not always on a weekly basis.

Except If by Jim Averbeck

Every parent needs a fun book on their shelves that encourages imagination and Jim Averbeck's latest could definitely be that book. Taking a simple egg and helping us to imagine all kinds of different possibilities that could come from that egg is a simple concept, but one that really works in this book.

It's a quick read, great for reading aloud to the 3-6 set, with simple, yet bold and effective illustrations. You could get really silly with it (always fun) and use it to bridge into a craft about "what's in the egg."

Except If
Jim Averbeck
40 pages
Picture Books
January 2011
Review copy

Hide and Squeak by Heather Vogel Frederick and illustrator C.F. Payne

A father mouse and his little mouse play a silly game of hide and "squeak" before the little one must go to bed. The father plays along as his son mischievously leads him through a maze of hiding places, trying to draw out bedtime as long as possible! I'm sure your kids can relate to that :)

The rhyming text flows nicely and lends a sweetness to the soft illustrations. An adorable story, perfect for reading aloud before bedtime!

Hide and Squeak
Heather Vogel Frederick
32 pages
Picture Book
Simon and Schuster
February 2011
Review copy


Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian said...

Making order cards for both:)

Janssen said...

Just requested Except If - looks darling!

Amanda said...

They're both great books...glad you are interested!