Books I read and enjoyed last week:
Ball by Mary Sullivan
Only one word permeates this entire picture book, but that one word communicates so much coming from a dog. This book evokes everything I love about dogs: enthusiasm, hopefulness, and loyalty.
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Tim Bowers
I can see using this book along with Memoirs of a Goldfish to have kids write their own "Memoirs of a..." stories.
If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
The writing is a like a beautiful free verse poem and the illustrations are gentle and soothing. Simply lovely.
Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown
I enjoyed this one just as much as Darth Vader and Son. I hope Brown continues with this idea and writes/draws more.
Reviewed last week:
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Currently (still) reading:
A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It Or Not" Ripley by Neal Thompson
Vive La Paris by Esme Raji Codell
Oh my! Vader's Little Princess looks awesome!ReplyDelete
I read Ball, too. What fun. I should hunt down a copy of Vive La Paris for the 48 Hour Book Challenge this weekend!ReplyDelete
Oh I want to read A Curious Man! It sounds fascinating!ReplyDelete
Have a great week :)
Nice looking assortment of books. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Vive la Paris...I love anything by Codell. And Relish appeals to the foodie in me...ReplyDelete
I too adored If "You Want to See a Whale"; they're a great author/illustrator pair. All of your other picture titles look great "The Memoirs of . . . " books sound fun! After your early plug, I'm still patiently awaiting Relish at the library!ReplyDelete
I loved Memoirs of a Goldfish so I will need to look for the Hamster one. Ball looks great too! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Wow, so many picture books I want to read! You Want to See a Whale is one of my most anticipated as I just adore Erin Stead's artwork and Ball looks absolutely delightful. I must read your review of Relish as well. I think I am going to love that GN!ReplyDelete
I've heard Brown is planning another in the Darth Vader series - about middle school!ReplyDelete
I love the "Memoirs" idea... that would make a great writing activity :)
Ah! I love Memoirs of a Goldfish, didn't know there was a hamster version! Getting it!ReplyDelete
Another Memoirs book!? Yay! I really enjoyed Relish when I read it a couple weeks back.ReplyDelete
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Ball looks like a cute book. I'm currently reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares.ReplyDelete
Isn't If You want to See a Whale so lovely? I have shared this with a few groups of kids and it is kind of magical! I saw Relish in the front window of a local bookstore this weekend and thought of you! I read your Nerdy review :-)ReplyDelete
great list of lovely books! I must to share these to my boys!!ReplyDelete
Memoirs of a hamster looks really cute!ReplyDelete
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