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
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
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
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
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.