What Does the Fox Say? Words by Ylvis Illustrated by Svein Nyhus Ylvis’ music video was made into a picture book with illustrations by a Norwegian children’s book illustrator. I read it to some 4th graders last week, and they enjoyed singing along on the noises in the chorus! It was fun for me to … Continue reading What Does the Fox Say?
Red Knit Cap Girl By Naoko Stoop 2012 Red Knit Cap Girl lives in the forest. She and her friend White Rabbit want to talk to the Moon. She asks Owl if she can go to the Moon. He says the Moon is too far, but “if you want, she will bend down to listen … Continue reading Red Knit Cap Girl
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? By Mo Willems 2012 I love Pigeon! These books are fun little soliloquies to read aloud. They retain their humor over multiple readings, which is probably why they’re so popular. In this book, the Duckling politely asks the reader for a cookie and gets one. Pigeon goes on a rant … Continue reading The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth’s Strangest Animals By Michael Hearst “Artwork, Diagrams, and Other Visuals” by Arjen Noordeman, Christie Wright, and Jelmer Noordeman. 2012 This book reminded me of the science books Klutz Press put out in the ’90s, such as The Explorabook. It has that same fun yet informative … Continue reading Nonfiction Monday: Unusual Creatures
The True Meaning of Smekday By Adam Rex 2007 This book is really funny satire for middle schoolers. It’s one of those books where if I wrote down all the funny parts here, I would write down most of the book! Gratuity “Tip” Tucci has written the winning essay for a national writing … Continue reading The True Meaning of Smekday
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses Ian Falconer 2012 Olivia is sick of fairy princesses and ballerinas. At a birthday party, all the girls (and some of the boys) dressed as sparkly fairy princesses. Olivia wears an Anna Wintour-style striped shirt and matador pants. During the dance recital tryouts, everyone–including some boys–tries out … Continue reading Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer