If it’s November 1, it must be…drum roll, please…PICTURE BOOK MONTH! The brain child of author and storyteller Diane de Las Casas, this month-long commemoration celebrates this vital literary form. Check out www.picturebookmonth.com for eye-opening articles, ideas, activities, and more.
While you’re checking things out, take a look at these not-to-be missed picture books!
Don’t let the simple cover of this book fool you. Inside is a feast for a young child’s imagination. When the reader follows instructions, remarkable things happen to the dots on the page: they change size, place, and grow in number. Magic? Maybe. Herve Tullet proves that kids don’t need electronic gadgets to have a marvelous interactive experience.
Mouse is mad–hopping mad! But when Hare shows him the right way to hop, he ends up in a mud puddle–and madder than ever! Now Mouse is stomping mad; that is, until Bear demonstrates proper stomping, which leaves poor Mouse even muddier and madder. Watch how Mouse discovers a new way to show his anger, and to control it.
This hot-off-the-press gem is sure to be popular with its intended audience. Little readers will enjoy pointing out colors and objects in each vibrantly-colored illustration. Delightful rhymes make this a book that will be read again and again.
More picture books will be featured in future posts. In the meantime, visit www.http://BookAndAGarden.com for more great reading suggestions for kids of all ages.