If you like offbeat rhyming books, All About Cats Fantastically Funny Rhymes might be for you. The crew of Frantz Wittkamp, Axel Scheffler and David Henry Wilson made this due in mid-March 2024 picture book. I am not sure how the final result will be as I found it as an online reader copy, but it is supposed to be paper and not a traditional first published as hardcover edition. I am not sure how much I liked all the approximately fifteen poems about cats […]
Like most parents (I hope), my wife and I read to our kids every night before bed. My son (who excels at reading) reads to us every night as well (and is currently making his way through Jeff Smith’s Bone – a personal favorite of mine). Julia Donaldson has long held a special place on their bookshelves. I haven’t reviewed any children’s books before, but I read The Gruffalo to my daughter tonight (for probably the hundredth time) and decided to review some by my […]
Today’s books range from ABC and 123 learning to letting you know that you can do anything if you try to a girl growing antlers and a boy waking up flat. And when you find a handful of books that deal with being different and different is okay, the only thing you can do is write reviews about them so others will read them too. I found a board book the other day called My Two Dads and Me. It is written by Michael Joosten. […]
I teach an ethics class for little kids on Sunday mornings. It’s a small group and the kids don’t come every Sunday, because lives are complicated. The group ranges in age from 3 to 9, so it can be a challenge to find things that hold their interest.
The Ugly Five is a FIVE rating all around. I had known about the group of animals called The Ugly Five but had forgotten about them until reading Julia Donaldson’s book. At the end, she gives more information on the different animals as well as the others in the “Five Series” of animals: The Big 5, The Little Five, The Ugly 5, The Shy 5 and The Impossible 5. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to the five animals that […]