I've been carrying this one around for too long (as a matter of fact, I think it's overdue!). A many-faceted book, I like it more each time I read it. It's a counting book, it's a color book (brightly colored "frame" pages offer a sneak peak of each illustration), it's a hidden picture book (find the plane!), it's a vocabulary book (one is a foot, two are feet, one is a die, six are dice), it's simple enough for toddlers, yet sophisticated enough for preschoolers. In short, a winner!
(Advance Reader Copy from LibraryThing)
Come. Sit. Stay. I want to tell you a story. I think you'll like it. It's about a treat.
A cute concept, this truly is a book to read to your dog. Because the words are so simple, perhaps a struggling reader might enjoy reading it aloud. Who can resist reading to a dog? And yes, I read it to my dog. She loved it!
Anna Dewdney's rhymes are pitch-perfect, her illustrations are expressive and funny, and she's darned nice, too! (She signed my book at Book Expo America) A perfect book for a sick day. Everyone loves Llama Llama!
Klassen, Jon. 2011. I Want My Hat Back. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
Candlewick sure knows how to find 'em! This is the first book that Jon Klassen has written and illustrated, and it's a winner. Written in softly, color-coded dialogue, Bear searches for his missing hat, stopping to ask the other denizens of the woods,
Have you seen my hat?The surprise ending requires a sense of humor as a certain hat-filching rabbit may just end up slightly flattened. This book would make a perfect home-grown puppet show! (Jon Klassen is another friendly author/illustrator who affably signed my book @ BEA- thanks!)
I saw a hat once.
It was blue and round.
My hat doesn't look like that.
Thank you anyway.
Have you seen my hat?
What is a hat?
Thank you anyway.
And yes, it's Nonfiction Monday, but unfortunately, I forgot to bring home a nonfiction book to review this weekend! Please stop by anyway. Today's Independence Day roundup is at Bookmuse.