Saturday, June 4, 2011

Picture Book Saturday

Buglette the Messy Sleeper by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

Buglette is always picked on for being a very messy sleeper. She's a very neat and organized bug, like the rest of her family, during the day, but at night she has such BIG dreams, that she can't help the mess she makes of her bed. And when her messiness manages to save the family from a hungry bird, everyone begins to view Buglette's differences in a new light. 

The illustrations are super cute and the message of accepting each other's differences isn't too heavy-handed, while still being affective. Don't be afraid to dream big, be different (or be a messy sleeper)! 

Buglette the Messy Sleeper
Bethanie Deeney Murguia
32 pages
Picture Book
Tricycle Press
May 2011
Review copy provided by publisher

When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore and illustrator Howard McWilliam

On the beach one day, a young boy builds a sand castle and a dragon instantly moves in! The boy gets an instant pal, one who toasts marshmallows, serves as a raft, and scares away bullies. Awesome dragon. Problem is, no one believes in the dragon...

Showing us the important power of a huge imagination, this author/illustrator team has created a really cute story with bright, vibrant, attention-getting pictures. The illustrations definitely shine in this one!

A couple of years ago, I fell in love with the book I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll. Same illustrator as this one and the pages are just as gorgeous. I think Howard McWilliam is on my list of faves now for sure. 

When a Dragon Moves In
Jodi Moore
32 pages
Picture Book
Flashlight Press
May 2011
Review copy provided by publisher

1 comment:

Jennifer Lee Young said...

These two books sound so cute. They just made my to read to my kids list. I'm definitely going to check out some Howard McWilliam books. Thanks for sharing!