I was delighted with the first book for the new A Pig in a Wig Series and I’m just as enthusiastic about the second book if not more so. A great bedtime book, but also one for naps, or any reading practice in between. Short building phrases and animal interest keep this quirky pig in a great pile for reading practice.
My second-grade daughter and I have been working on her Elections Lap-Pak (lapbook and activities - review forthcoming) from Homeschool in the Woods. While she worked, cutting out materials and putting together our current lapbook section, I read aloud from a few picture books including the Michelle Markel's Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls are Born to Lead. I already knew that I enjoyed Michelle Markel's writing in picture books for female historical characters, as another book in our stack is Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909.
While I am not a political blogger.... This is an interesting and informative biographical book on the person of Hillary Clinton, regardless of my political opinions in contrast to her policy standings. As the 2016 elections are in the near future, this is an appropriate time for a picture book of a female candidate such as Hillary Clinton, as she recently announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States of America.
Hillary has made history again and again—running for president, managing diplomacy and worldwide international relations as secretary of state, leading the country as First Lady, and more. Smart, strong, and an incredibly hard worker, Hillary Clinton is a inspiration for young girls everywhere.
Books set in an urban setting are always intriguing to me. Growing up in suburbia and rural areas I have no real knowledge about what it would be like to grow up in a city other than what I've read in books and seen on cartoons and movies on TV, thus I'm always intrigued to experience such stories and now to share them with my own children. Girl & Gorilla Out and About is a fun story about two friends on their way to play at the park, but it seems to be taking so long to walk there and in an attempt to pass the time they come up with all sorts of traveling games. But the fun part is that do not seem to realize they are doing so and they entertain themselves on the way there and while they're there and then it seems to start again on their way back home. This review was originally posted on Creative Madness Mama....more
This book is a fun work of art between two sisters. Both of their work is new to me, but I'm delighted with it now that I've experienced it! Dill, an extraordinary duck and a delightfully strange bird Bizzy are at the start of a friendship. This would be a great read about the time of reading such friendship reads like picture books of a Kevin Henkes vein. The colors chosen are vibrant and not of the standard picture book. I won't hesitate to share this one with my girls.
Tillie & Clementine is a brand new series with a Peanuts flair featuring two true nieces to the author. I was blessed to catch a sneak peak at anTillie & Clementine is a brand new series with a Peanuts flair featuring two true nieces to the author. I was blessed to catch a sneak peak at an advanced copy of Noises in the Night and I'm delighted with it! I do not know if there will be any changes, but I think it is adorable as I received it. By my assumption this will be an 8x8" paperback book and perfectly on level to shelve with other early reader books (such as the Berenstain Bears, Clifford, and other classics from my own youth). This is a book about two girls that live in a town house with their mother and father. Mama is headed out for the night, and the sisters are left with daddy in charge. Which in a mama-run family life can always lead to interesting things when daddy is left to the chaos that we call childhood parenting. *wink*
Everything runs along well in this story and the daddy even tells a creative bedtime story that gets the girls' imaginations flaring! I was amused and entertained by the tale and I'm positive my own girls and even the Enginerd would appreciate this story as well. I'm definitely intrigued to see the final press print and eager to see what may present next in the Zoo Switcheroo. Humor and family adventures delight both kids and adults
The second story, Tillie & Clementine: Zoo Switcheroo (ISBN 978-0-9898474-2-1, 48 pages, paperback, $11.99), produces more giggles for children as they consider what would happen if a daddy gorilla and his daughter were also strolling around the zoo like Tillie and Clementine and their family, and the daddies accidentally switched daughters, not realizing just who was riding on their shoulders out of sight.
The Tillie & Clementine books are the first books Killeen has written. He previously illustrated In the Groove, a children’s chapter book by Laura Namey (Huckleberry Press). Killeen was also awarded a fellowship honor from the Washington Post Writers Group for his comic strip entitled “Steve.” He promises more titles will follow to provide more adventures for Tillie &
“Family life is so rich and full of humor,” Killeen said. “It’s a joy to portray the silliness and love that surrounds children as they grow up. I love drawing Tillie and Clementine and sketching out new adventures of theirs in my notebook.”
The Tillie & Clementine series is published by Happy Fun Books in association with Clovercroft Publishing. For more information, visit www.TillieandClementine.com. The books will be available from select bookstores, and online retailers.
Knowing this was a Henkes book, I kept double thinking the illustrations, but this is actually illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Apparently, they also havKnowing this was a Henkes book, I kept double thinking the illustrations, but this is actually illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Apparently, they also have another book from about 6-7 years ago called 'Birds', but I have not yet read that one. 'When Spring Comes' is a delightful and vibrant read. The illustrations are full of imagination and truly tell the story from melting snow to new birth and blossoms everywhere. This is definitely a cute read and one to bring out again and again when the chill seems to never end.
'When Spring Comes' will be a perfect addition to your Easter basket this year!