- The funny one
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Do you ever WONDER if somewhere, not too far away, there might be ... MONSTERS?This book may be reminiscent of "Going on a Bear Hunt," but you won't be going anywhere; a monster may be coming to hunt you!
And as he crosses the gloopy, schloopy swampBright and fresh and silly! I love it.
GLOOP GLOOP SCHLOOP
do you think he's imagining just HOW GOOD
you'll taste all covered in ketchup?
- The fun one
A follow-up to the popular LMNO Peas, I like this one even better. The digitally rendered and definitely adorable peas count their way to 100 in rhyming fashion.
Eleven to nineteen - skip, skip, skip!While it can be read quickly for fun, it's worth savoring to find and enjoy each delightfully quirky pea (can you find the one singing in the shower?) and note the great details. How do peas travel when in a rush? In a Spea-dy Bus, of course.
Twenty peas cutting - snip, snip, snip!
More peas, please!
- The sweet one
I want swordplay! A struggle! A battle to the uttermost, and if you will not have ado with me, tell me who will!
So says brave and diminutive Henry, who sets off for adventure astride his trusty donkey, Knuckles. He encounters a Dragon, a Cyclops, a Griffin, and a Leviathan. They are no match for him at swordplay, but at chess? Perhaps. Simple pen and watercolor illustrations are a bright and cheery mix of naive and cartoon styles of painting; pairing perfectly with this story of five utterly guileless characters destined to become friends. Enchanting!
I just noticed that each of these was illustrated by the author, or authored by the illustrator. Whichever way you slice it, great talent.