Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Picture Book Roundup

We've received so many terrific picture books recently. Here are some standouts:


Kai-Mook would hate me saying this, but this book is SO CUTE. Who is Kai-Mook? Kai-Mook is the newborn baby elephant. Like all baby elephants, she is ridiculously cute. All the other animals think so, and gush that she is just SO CUTE. Eventually, Kai-Mook has enough of this SO CUTE nonsense that she rises up in protest. '"I I AM NOT CUTE," the baby elephant trumpets, staggering up onto her flobby flabby legs. "I AM KAI-MOOK!" Of course, the animals just think this is so cute. Kai-Mook can't win. This funny and darling read aloud should be a hit with most toddlers and preschoolers.

Maisy's Amazing Big Book of Learning

Maisy takes the reader through various concepts, making this a very interactive book. In this sizes section, we see a variety of animals. "Who is big? Who is tall? Who is thin?" And so on. Similar thing for colors: "Who is blue? Who is green? Who is brown?" Lift-the-flaps also engage the reader. This slightly oversize picture book makes it ideal for lap-sharing.

Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Prince

Miss Lina's pretty-in-pink ballerinas are back! And this time, a boy is joining their ballet class. The girls think this is marvelous, and begin dreams of elegant pas de deux. Unfortunately, the new boy is a bit of a show off, and not too sure about being the only boy (he's not the typical ballet prince that they were expecting). Luckily, after a mad escapade, the class settles down and debuts an enchanting end-of-the-year recital. Lovely!

Coming soon: update on new books arriving for October, and holiday books!

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