My two little cuties love books. So when I find a great picture book I think they will like, I stash them in a secret place.
When the time is right, I pull one out for all of us to enjoy. Here are two I’m waiting to share with them.
Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo written by Ammi-Joan Paquette and illustrated by Joy Ang
Petey and Pru are friends, but sometimes they don’t always agree on how to spend time together. The day Petey wanted quiet, Pru was feeling tricksy. That caused mayhem and a hullabaloo. Did that ruin their friendship? Of course not because they both know friendship is something to cherish – at least until the next time Pru is feeling tricksy.
Why I like this book: The vocabulary is a mouthful of merriment! Who wouldn’t want to use words like kerfuffle, cacophony, and hornswoggled? The illustrations are eye-catching, vibrant, and filled with fanciful fun!
A Sick Day for Amos McGee written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Amos McGee works at the zoo. He’s a very busy man, but he always makes time for his animal friends. One day, Amos wakes with chills and aches. When he doesn’t come to work, the animals worry about him. Later that day, the animals get on the bus and travel to Amos McGee’s house where each of the animals has a special way to take care of him.
Why I like this book: This is a quiet book. It delivers a message of repaying kindness with kindness. The illustrations done in muted colors add to the calm and charm of the story. See how many times you can spot the red balloon in this Caldecott Medal book.