In this rhyming picture book, the author explores items that can be created with found autumn leaves. For example leaves can be made into a hat, kite, wheel, camp fire, part of a boat, hammock, mask, cape, balloon and much more. There are a plethora of ideas pictured that spark creativity. Illustrations show different children happily engaged. End papers introduce a variety of colorful distinctly shaped leaves labeled with their names. In the back of the book the author gives a detailed description of how to make collage. Happy Creating!
A boy named Grey, who is of Vietnamese heritage, wakes up for breakfast. He names the foods he likes. His mother prepares breakfast. After his meal, Grey participates in pretend play. When he is hungry, he names the snack foods that he likes and shares them with his dog. He has lunch. He imaginarily plays throughout the day. At dinner time his dad, aunt and grandmother are in attendance. At the end of the day he shares a snack with his mother. Illustrations are easily read and many foods are shown such as cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, egg rolls to name a few. Grey is thankful for the foods he receives and the ability to share them with his family.
In this Elephant and Piggie Like Reading! early reader, Gerald and Piggie share one of their favorite books with the audience called It’s a Sign. A small animal named One makes paper hats. He cannot write. Another animal named Two can write letters and some words. A third animal comes along but is not named Three which My Book Eyes finds funny. Instead the animal’s name is Kat. Kat is experienced in writing and spelling AT family words. A fourth animal comes along named Four who can write more words than Kat. They need a name for this club that has its members wearing paper hats. Youngsters will love this early reader. It addresses many concepts that are appropriate for this age group in a fun and funny way. All 4 animals are different colors in addition to the gray and pink of Gerald and Piggie. The Pigeon makes a guest appearance at the end of the book adding the color blue. Numbers and sequencing are introduced. What number could Kat be called in this sequence? Size is addressed as the animals go from short to tall. Spelling and a love of writing are observed. Additionally, cooperation and working as a group are seen throughout. Children will think about knowing more as they grow. Illustrations are adorable! Gerald and Piggie make appearances and speak at the beginning and end of this book. A must to add to young ones libraries.
On a quiet street, in an apartment in a red brick building, Baby Izzie wakes up with a loud cry. Her cry travels to another apartment and wakes a parrot that squawks and talks. Noises continue careening to different apartments within the building. Three boys wake and make noise on the floor while playing. The story continues using words that sound like sounds (onomatopoeia) throughout the book until the story reverses and everyone and everything goes back to sleep. Children will delight in hearing and saying noisy words. Diverse characters shown. Creative collage patterns in illustrations are a must to see. This book won multiple awards including an Ezra Jack Keats Honor.
A toddler is excited to sleep in a big bed. The bed is soft and tall. Will the child fall out of such a tall bed? Parents place pillows on the floor around the bed as a safety precaution. The bed is so big. Parents fill the bed with stuffed toys so the bed does not seem so big. The toddler demonstrates independence by leaving the bed and searching the house to find that pets and parents are sleeping. Sleepiness has the toddler returning to the big bed for a night’s rest. This child is clothed in a diaper or underwear with one squiggle for hair which makes this toddler be able to pass for a boy or a girl. Illustrations have few items on the pages which makes the book’s message easy to understand.
Spend time with diverse grandparents and children this autumn in this rhyming picture book. There is so much to do like sleeping over, reading a story, planting, cooking, picnicking, making art, exploring the attic, exercising and more. Illustrations are vivid and infused with collage that stands out.
This picture book recognizes all that a school represents. It is a place where people come together either in person or virtually to work, play, discover, fail, make mistakes, be silly, be loud, be quiet, share and help to name many as children and staff grow. Text includes much that people experience by being part of a school community. Illustrations depict a plethora of examples that convey the meaning of the text. Variety of characters are seen throughout the book. Pictures and words will hit home to anyone involved in a school environment. A book to be read anytime of the year to reinforce the meaning of school. A poster is included.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 23, 2022
Student Jasper Rabbit is not serious about getting his homework done. He prefers to watch shows and play games. As a result, his grades are suffering. One day he finds a bright purple crayon. It completes Jasper’s work making Jasper appear to be a high achiever. The crayon goes too far and takes over the one area that Jasper loves. Can Jasper get rid of the crayon? Can Jasper become more disciplined about school? This book is great for enforcing the importance of completing homework and working to a person’s potential. Illustrations are filled with evil villainy doomy looks reminiscent of old shows and movies which work well with this book and its varied scenes. The exaggerated expressions will make viewers laugh.
A girl named Melba lives in St. Lucia. She is excited to go to Carnival however when she wakes up, most of her family have gone to Carnival without her. She tries to take a bus to Carnival however many distractions cause her to keep missing the bus. Fortunately the distractions are people and animals that accompany her on the way. Despite being late, Melba still has some enjoyment. My Book Eyes likes the infusion of creole words throughout the story. Included in the back of the book are a glossary and added information to help readers understand the culture of St. Lucia in sections called Did You Know…, What is Creole? Where in the World is St. Lucia? Where is Carnival? Bright contrasting colors on white background show the island and Carnival experience.
A young girl named MJ Malone wears an imaginary tiara as she embarks on her first day of kindergarten beginning with her getting ready for school routine and ending with her return home. At school she impresses with her independence, willingness to help, takes on responsibility, learns and has fun. My Book Eyes loves seeing the King of Kindergarten cheering in the background of one scene. Another wonderful book for children beginning school. Illustrations are colorful with delightfully textured designs. Text and illustrations exude positivity. A must read.