Great Reads for Kids #2

A small collection of the great library books we’ve come across this week.

1. Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg

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This is one of those books with very few words, all perfectly selected and paired with gorgeous illustrations.  Chengdu is a Panda who, obviously, can’t fall asleep until……  Read it and find out.

2. Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod and Freya Blackwood

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This is just too adorable.  This little books has several even smaller stories within it all about Maudie and Bear and their days together.  Getting a snack, telling a story or riding a bike.  Maudie is a slightly fickle child (aren’t they all?) and Bear is a gentle giant and the stories are the sweetest things ever.

3. Who Wants to be a Poodle…. I Don’t by Lauren Child

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You’ll know Lauren Child from Charlie and Lola fame and maybe even Clarice Bean (my personal favourite).  Who Wants to be a Poodle….. I Don’t has the same quirky pictures and layout (and slightly tricky-to-read spiraling, curling writing) but instead of channeling a little girl (Clarice) or boy (Charlie) she writes the voice of a Poople, Trixie Twinkle Toes Trot-a-lot Delight.  Trixie does not appreciate her life of luxury and just wants to be a normal dog.  Her owner Verity Brulee doesn’t understand but that doesn’t stop Trixie trying to make her.

4. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

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About Little Red Chicken, who will not, WILL NOT stop interrupting the bedtime stories his Dad is trying to read to him.  Little Red Chicken loves nothing more than a happy ending and interrupts each story to ensure that that is exactly what he gets.  I love this one because my girls can not. CAN NOT stop interrupting me while I read.  They have a gazillion questions, opinions or observations to make, and sometimes (only sometimes) I just want to finish the story!

More next week I’m sure.  Feel free to share your own.  

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2 Responses to Great Reads for Kids #2

  1. We looooove The Boring Book.

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