Monday, January 23, 2012

Picture Books I've Been Reading

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

OK. So I already had to love this one just for the cover. The poor chameleon just looks so dejected!

But then the rest of the book is also lots of fun. A super quick read but you'll spend time going back over the pictures.

"I'm Not Santa!" by Jonathan Allen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been on an owl kick lately. I can see today's library haul or wait list (several of Jonathan Allen's books) is not going to make that "kick" go away any time soon.

Baby Owl is a cutey!

And I just love the way he talks ... especially near the end of the story when he's telling his mama about his adventures. Run-on sentences galore but they sound just like a breathless little kid telling a story.

11 Experiments That Failed11 Experiments That Failed by Jenny Offill

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great read aloud for modeling the scientific method. Well. If you preface it with "KIDS, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME."

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  1. I was just commenting on Twitter how I think picture book writers are some of the most clever bunch--I currently have two under contract, but I don't think I am clever. So, I need to find some cleverness soon--maybe that should be one of my New Year's resolutions. I just reviewed two really cute ones on my blog you may have read? Chester's Masterpiece and Brontorina. :)