Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fun Picture Books

Thought I would share a few fun picture books I have read recently.  Hope you enjoy them too! 

CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG
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by: Marla Frazee
Published August 31st 2010 by Beach Lane Books

The Boss Baby - Need I say more?  He's in charge, and he knows it!


Marla Frazee is one of my favorite illustrators, and this book showcases her amazing talent.  Parents can enjoy this humorous look at a baby as the CEO of a large "company", while kids will love the craziness of the baby's demands.  




THE PERFECT GIFT
by: Mary Newell DePalma
Published January 1st 2010 by Arthur A. Levine Books

Little Lorikeet finds a beautiful strawberry and decides to take it to her grandma.  Unfortunately, it falls into the river.  Lori's animal friends try to help her, but through a series of adventures the strawberry is lost.  With no present for her grandma, Lori and her friends make a present that is even more special.


I loved the forward moving motion of the adventure in this story.  Every action leads to another action and continues pulling the reader along.  The animals are so cute and lovable, they pull at your heartstrings with their reactions to events.