Monday, February 24, 2014

It's a Picture Book Day!

I know I'm a little late in posting today, but better late than never! :) Today I'm taking a post to share three fun picture books that I've read recently. I hope you will all check them out!

SOPHIE'S SQUASH

by: Pat Zietlow Miller and Anne Wilsdorf
Schwartz & Wade Books 2013

From the jacket flap:
Sophie and Bernice.
Bernice and Sophie.
The two go everywhere together: to story time at the library, to visit friends at the farmers' market, to practice somersaults in the garden.
The only problem? Bernice is a squash.

I LOVE this book! And I love how the "death" of the squash was handled for the young children who would read this book. A delightful debut for Pat Zietlow Miller.


BOOT & SHOE
by: Marla Frazee
Beach Lane Books 2012

Boot and Shoe were born in the same litter and do many things together, but Boot is a back porch kind of dog and Shoe is a front porch kind of dog. Everything is fine until a squirrel decides to cause some trouble.

What a fun book! The repetition throughout the story makes for a fun read-aloud. Kids will also love the closeness of Boot and Shoe and are given a great example of the true meaning of friendship.


A HOME FOR BIRD
by: Philip C. Stead
A Neal Porter Book - Roaring Book Press 2012

From the jacket flap:
While out foraging for interesting things, Vernon the toad finds a new friend - a small blue bird who is curiously silent. Vernon shows Bird the river and the forest and some of his other favorite things, but Bird says nothing. Vernon introduces Bird to his friends, Skunk and Porcupine, but Bird still says nothing. "Bird is shy," says Vernon, "but also a very good listener." Vernon worries that Bird is silent because he misses his home, so the two set off on a journey to help find a home for Bird.

The best part about this book is the surprise ending. Kids will love it and on multiple readings will love seeing the pictures knowing how everything turns out. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back next week with another great middle grade!