I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
There are so many new children’s books released each month that even I find it a tad bit overwhelming combing through them to get to the “good” ones. I am pleased to share with you that these five new picture books are worth picking up!
Watch the Birdie by Nancy Cote is an adorable picture book about bravery and friendship for preschoolers ages 3-6. Mousey was watching a baby bird when it fell from its nest. The baby bird is okay, but she can?t fly yet! Together they try several methods to get her back up the tree to safety but they aren’t working! It is the perfect story time book as it teaches kids the value of being a good friend, helping others and asking for help when you need it.
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney and?Feronia Parker-Thomas is a picture book for children ages 3 to 6 and is a sweet story about the power of friendship. The Sun and the Clouds are best of friends, but one day they get into a fight and refuse to be in the sky together. That means there are no longer any rainbows and the world slowly changes to black and white. All except for one little forgotten box of seven crayons in one little school desk. Can the crayons create a big enough rainbow to bring the Sun and Clouds back together again?
Kids will fall in love with a little troublemaker with a very big heart in Izzy the Very Bad Burglar by Amy Proud for ages 3 to 6. Izzy comes from a family of excellent burglars. But every time Izzy takes something that doesn?t belong to her, she gets a bad feeling in her stomach that just won?t go away. She starts by tidying up as they burgle but that isn?t quite enough. So Izzy also starts baking them her special double chocolate brownies but that isn?t quite enough either. Izzy keeps doing more and more to make the families feel less sad when they find out they were burglarized. No matter what she does Izzy still gets a funny feeling every times she steals and she is beginning to wonder if the feeling will ever go away again.
My Amazing Dad by Ezekiel Kwaymullina?and Tom Jellett celebrates the unconventional Dad who may not always get it right but certainly knows how to turn every day tasks into something special. This dad is not good at: Mowing the lawn, getting his children to school on time, baking cakes, fixing a leaky faucet, or remembering bed time. But, he?is?good at: making mazes, getting his children to school eventually, eating cakes, making bubble baths, and telling bedtime stories. An especially great book for Father’s Day!
My Grandpa is a Dinosaur by?Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones?is all silliness and fun for ages 3-6. This little girl has been watching her grandpa for a very long time, and she is almost absolutely certain that he is a dinosaur. So why is it that nobody believes her??Determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, the little girl goes straight to the source. It’s time to ask Grandpa once and for all: is he a dinosaur? Books just don’t come any cuter than this one!
These picture books from Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press are a big hit with my 4 and 7 year old. These would be great to read during the summer when school is out and fun is in.
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