Sunday, January 6, 2013
TALES OF FAMOUS ANIMALS by Peter and Connie Roop with illustrations by Zachary Pullen. Scholastic 2012.
Smokey the Bear, Koko the signing gorilla, and Balto are among the famous animals who stories populate this nonfiction collection. From the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands to the weather predicting groundhog of Pennsylvania, here are short pieces that would be perfect to read aloud to kids. <718>
WE GO TOGETHER: A CURIOUS SELECTION OF AFFECTIONATE VERSE by Calef Brown. Houghton Mifflin 2012.
Brown's stylized illustrations accompany poems and verses about friendship and romance. The pairs might be aliens or a dog and cat or even a toothless teacher and two naughty students. Warm humor makes this a good choice for Valentine's Day, too. <719>
A PERFECT DAY by Carin Berger. Greenwillow 2012.
It is a perfect winter's day. Kids go about sledding, skiing, skating, and building snowmen. Look carefully at the illustrations for some surprises among the characters. <720>