Ali's Picture and Board Book Picks
So you fell asleep chewing gum and woke up with a problem? Not to worry, it's nothing that scissors won't fix! ... Oh, no.... The scissors are also stuck in your hair. Well, I'm sure we'll find a solution somehow! I have read this book to everyone I know, including unsuspecting customers, my mother, my best friend, and the store manager. Purchasing this book might prevent me from reading it aloud, except that I have the first half memorized so give me a few more rounds and nobody will be safe.
Deer loves to forage during all the seasons, and use his finds to create new recipes, which he writes in his cookbook, for all his neighborhood friends. When deer hears a strange noise one day while foraging, he returns home to find his cookbook has been stolen! A fun whodunit with beautifully engaging illustrations and a great story with a meaningful message about friendship and community.
Bear starts out their day exploring the nearby river, and ends up with a gaggle of new friends after a fun adventure! Join bear on this rollicking rhyming story of an adventure on a river.
Chrysanthemum loves her name! It trips off the tongue, it's long and has so many wonderful letters! But then Chrysanthemum goes to kindergarten and the kids there make fun of her for her name. It's so hard to say, it's so long, and it has so many weird letters. Will Chrysanthemum be able to learn to love her name again, and will the other kids in class be able to do the same?
Our Little Kitchen is about a group of people who come together to cook a meal out of whatever food is brought in that day so that they can feed the whole neighborhood. This is a book about family, community, and being a caring and kind citizen, and showing all these things through food and cooking. Jillian Tamaki creates beautiful and lively illustrations, and has written a book that is informative and fun to read.
Little Wise Wolf spends all his time reading, writing, researching, and learning. He is the smartest animal in the neighborhood, and he knows so much, but every time his neighbors come to him for help they are turned away as Little Wolf is too busy learning more. When the king's messenger comes one day to say that Little Wolf must visit the king to cure him of his sickness, Little Wolf learns about the power of friendship, knowledge, and community. This is a sweet story with soft, quiet illustrations that perfectly reflect the tone of the writing. Perfect for a gift!
Pizza is the best food. That is just a fact that Pipo knows to be true, and so she makes sure to cook pizza with her family every night. But what if pizza isn't the best food? As Pipo goes out and tries all sorts of new foods with her neighbors, friends, and relatives she learns what the real best food is! A picture book by a chef with colorful illustrations full of movement that is a super fun read aloud and also has a recipe for pizza dough in the back!
The cows have learned to use the typewriter, and they have a few things to say to the farmer in charge!
The hug machine loves to hug and will hug any willing participant! Do you believe that you need a hug? Just read this book! It feels like a hug in word and picture format.