Picture Book of the Week: 1 Zany Zoo

| August 30, 2013

A Rhyming and counting book, 1 Zany Zoo is a quick romp through the zoo during the hours just before opening time. When the animals get out of their cages (by stealing the zookeepers keys), a little boy gets to see them giving each other haircuts, playing musical chairs, performing concerts, and all sorts of other wacky activities. […]

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Shelf Lookout: Elecopter

| April 29, 2013

Today’s picture book is strictly for toddlers – toddlers of all ages, that is. I was first struck by the cleverly fun-ness of the title, but upon closer inspection, the artwork from author/illustrator Michael Slack is nostalgically reminiscent of the little golden books from my (and probably everyone’s) childhood. In Elecopter, a little lady elephant/helicopter […]

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Shelf Lookout: Elephant and Piggie – A Big Guy Took My Ball!

| January 27, 2013

Elephant and Piggie are back again! Thank you, Mr. Mo Willems! In their 19th(!) adventure, A Big Guy Took My Ball!, a big guy takes Piggie’s ball, leaving her very upset. Here comes Gerald to help! Willems’ take on easy readers with the Elephant and Piggie Series has been terrific for my children both before and […]

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