Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Picture Book Round-up: Collective Plurals, A Cat's Tale and an Ode to Feet

Hooray for Feet! Susan Pearson
This book introduces verbs and synonyms in fun, rhyming lines without an over-arching story.  Simple and splendid. 
Dragon is Coming! Valeri Gorbachev
A simple and short story stemming from a misunderstanding. There's lots of room for different voices for the reader here (/fist pump), and accessible humour for young ones.
Zizzy, Penny Matthews
A sweet little premise played out with soft and irresistible illustrations.  I do great voices for this one too, you should know.
A Paddling of Ducks, Marjorie Blain Parker
A vocab booster book -- those ones you can fly through easily but store store store those (semi-useful) new words!  The humourous illustrations and quirky terms are a treat.
Sam the Cat, Sam Bowring
I've read Sam Bowring's cheeky bloodbath novels.  They're good.  So's this.  But this story is only cheeky, I assure you.  My girls enjoy it, and Esky particularly enjoys the feline illusions of grandeur.  The illustrations may not be in Shirley Hughes' style, but the tone of the tale reminds me of how she might have told this story if she were to capture it in ominiscient "third cat" (cf. third person).

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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