- Gibson, Amy. 2012. Split! Splat! Ill. by Steve Bjorkman. New York: Scholastic.
April showers bring May flowers and delightful books about rain! Enjoy this rhyming, cumulative book with bright watercolor illustrations. It begs to bed read aloud - perfect for storytime!
I sing a little mud song,
a puddle song,
a muddle song,
a no-shoes, toes-ooze,
- Schaefer, Lola M. 2012. One Special Day. Ill. by Jessica Meserve. New York: Disney/Hyperion.
Bold, "digital oil pastel" illustrations accompany bold and simple text that describes a bold young boy, who was "strong as a" [bear], "fast as a" [horse], and many other wonderfully bold things, until
he was gentle,A fun, participatory (the animal names are provided in illustration only), and touching book about welcoming a new baby.
for the first time ever --
Spencer was a brother.
- Allen, Jonathan. 2012. Don't Copy Me! New York: Boxer Books.
As any younger sibling can tell you, the old repeat-everything-you-say and copy-everything-you-do is one of the oldest tricks in a young one's toolbox. The reason it's so popular is that it is virtually impossible to defend against - as Little Puffin finds out in Don't Copy Me! The very-funny Jonathan Allen has a great time with this one (click the title link for a peek inside). Call me politically incorrect, but what I like best about Don't Copy Me! is that all does not end well for Little Puffin. Score one for the little guys!