“cute and highly appropriate for a toddler bedtime tuck-in.”
Publishers are always on the lookout for something fresh and original both for a book’s content as well as its physical form.
It’s 12 days before Christmas and Santa’s elves have just discovered that Santa’s sleigh is “totaled, smashed, and battered!” So they decide to strip it bare and rebuild it new.
“Clever . . . a nice addition in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms or on a child’s bedroom bookshelf.”
“Continuity for parents, pleasure for kids, totally satisfies . . .”
Kudos to Candlewick for doing a sick-kid book. There can’t be too many out there, and what sick child wouldn’t want to go to an alien world to forget about how badly he or she feels?
“William’s Winter Nap is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers learning to share.”
“All three stories and the illustrations are remarkably creative and fun.”
Ripping, tearing, shredding, mixing, matching, blending . . . artist-illustrator Sabini has collaged his way from Italy to the U.S. with his previous activity book Paper Zoo.
“With captivating characters, smart text and free-flowing illustrations The Cranky Caterpillar will resonate beautifully with readers.”
Animal Parade makes learning fun with its stylish and tactile design as a puzzle book introducing the key concepts of bigger and smaller.
“The illustrations are adorable . . .”
Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a simply told story for three to five year olds that is filled with colorful illustrations done by Eric Carle.
As an author of picture books and a longtime teacher, this reviewer approached I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard with both interest and trepidation.
Sometimes growing up can feel like a race you’ll never win. But in this gentle story from Canadian author Sarah Ellis, a preschooler’s older sibs give him a chance to catch up.
You want a pet. You really want a pet.
“In addition to being just plain fun, this creative book should be great at whetting an infant’s appetite for food—and his appetite for books as well.”
Nine-year-old Katie Jordan is distressed. It seems everyone in her fourth grade class is going somewhere during spring break.
“The author has created a perfect bedtime tale with this 32-page picture book.
Paige Elizabeth Darling loves her grandmother and especially loves to visit her.
Little Mouserella is sad. She misses Grandmouse, her grandmother, who has returned to her own home.
On the surface, The Night Night Book by Marianne Richmond, looks like just another bedtime book.
This first book in a planned series of children’s books targets a very precise audience. The Hospital Critterz series was created for ill and hospitalized children and their families.
A ten-spread (20 page) board book with a nice puffy cover, All Kinds of Kisses explores, well, all kinds of kisses.
Banana! Is a nearly wordless tale about two monkeys and their battle over a banana.