Baby Bookworm’s recent disdain for his stroller and penchant for “unshelving” books wherever he sees them has caused our family book browsing at the library to be a bit condensed lately! (Someday I’ll miss these days, they tell me.)
We have, however, found a few gems in recent weeks. If you can’t find them, we probably renewed them 😉
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright.
A *sweet* story about sharing and friendship. Love Monster returns home from vacation to find a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He has an ethical/moral dilemma and very nearly decides to keep them all for himself. Until he has a “sort of queasy-squeezy feeling in his heart” that causes him to rethink his choice. In a twist, he discovers that it was his friends who had shared with HIM. I love that this book acknowledges that doing the kind and generous thing isn’t always easy, but it reaps rewards in our hearts.
Bulldozer’s Big Day by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann.
We LOVE Candace Fleming for Muncha, Muncha, Muncha, and Eric Rohmann for My Friend Rabbit. This book combines Fleming’s storytelling with Rohmann’s Caldecott Winning illustrating style with construction vehicles and a birthday party! Win-win-win-and win! Anyone who has wondered if their birthday just might be forgotten will enjoy the sweet surprise that Bulldozer receives! Or, anyone who ever wanted to practice naming construction vehicles. Ha!
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees.
Baby Bookworm, Preschool Bookworm, and I love this book in equal parts. Baby Bookworm loves the illustrations and sits contentedly staring at the bright, energetic pictures independently for over 45 seconds at a time. (Whoa.) Preschool Bookworm adores the dancing scenes. And I want to put the book’s message on repeat: although our moves might not look like everyone else’s, we all can dance when we find our tune. A great one to pair with The Story of Ferdinand (read my post here on why we love that classic)! Oh, and this is a rhyming book, and also available as an audiobook (which we checked out from the library only to find it was too scratched to play! Bummer! Hoping they’ll replace it!).
These titles should be readily available at your local library, or at the Amazon affiliate links above.