Thursday, April 5, 2012

New and Noteworthy

So, this is what my desk looked like on Monday morning, a month ago. I dug right into the boxes and uncovered some wonderful books. Here are a few of them. Here's hoping your Mondays are filled with treasure just like mine are!

OH NO, GEORGE! by Chris Haughton (Candlewick, 2012) features the rather hang dog looking George from the cover. When his owner leaves the house, George promises to be good, but there is cake and a cat and a flower pot with dirt. George is just doing what a dog must do. Lots of good humor and great splashes of color (don't you love the purple and orange and red on the cover?) makes this a fun book to share with young readers. <172>

PENNY AND HER SONG by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow 2012) is an easy reader chapter book. However, in the more than capable hands of Henkes, it is much more. Penny has a new song she wants to sing for her family, but she has to be shushed as the babies are sleeping. Later, there is no singing at the table. However, Penny perseveres and manages to share her song with the family with surprising results. <173>


  1. A mouse with a song in her heart sounds like so much fun!

  2. I didn’t realize Kevin Henkes wrote chapter books! I love his picture books, especially those lovable and entertaining characters. I’m sure early readers will enjoy this book.

  3. Reminds me of "Dear Mrs. LaRue" where a mischievous dog is sent to doggy camp for bad behavior.