Friday, April 20, 2012

Picture Book Round-up: Circus Ship, Fairytale Subversion, and a Tear-jerker


 
The Circus Ship, Chris van Dusen
This book was a sure win with Esky -- exotic animals and a ship!?  Add to that quirky stylised illustrations, fun text and a tight little story.  Oh, and in-built "finding" challenges.../singing "aaaawesome."
 
The Paper Bag Princess, Roberth Munsch and Michael Martchenko
Haki scoffed upon finishing this one.  I laughed.  Political correctness has a lot to answer for, but this I wouldn't list this among its charges...it's more a tongue-poke at the usual folly.  I like it, and so does Esky.
 
The Gobble Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book, Jez Alborough
A cheeky string of onomatopoeia, twisted into a new read-along favourite.
 
Dogger, Shirley Hughes
What a tear-jerker!  Award-winning for a reason.

More round-ups:
Picture Book Round-up: Books dealing with Grief, Being Different, Fear and Being a Bookworm + 
Picture Book Round-up: Collective Plurals, A Cat's Tale and an Ode to Feet
Picture Book Round-up: Dairy Farming, Noah and Dealing with Small-scale Destruction
Picture Book Round-up: Caps, Klassen, Sleepy Poetry and Illustrated Litle House +
Picture Book Round-up: Seasons Story, Ten in the Bed Follow-up, The Smartest Giant and a Vengeful Mole +
Books We're Loving: Duck Feet, Wally and Quirky Goldilocks +
Picture Book Round-up: Cool Carny Tale, 100-counter and More Blessed Shirley Hughes
Picture Book Round-up: Dat Pigeon, Integrated Pun-filled Art History, Individuality and Dragon Books +
Picture Book Round-up: Circus Ship, Fairytale Subversion, and a Tear-jerker
Picture Book Round-up: Fancy Nancy and Can You See What I See?
Picture Book Round-up: Potato People and I-Spy
Picture Book Round-up: A Classic, A Fun Abecediary, Yellow Propaganda, and a Darling Tuck-in Tale
Picture Book Round-up: Christmas Edition
Picture Book Round-up: Christmas Edition II

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