Kids Book of the Month
Due to moving into our new apartment I have not been to the library in a while and as such I have not been able to pick up any new books. Luckily my husbands lovely mother saw fit to buy my kids some new books. Among them was Dinosaur Kisses. In this adorable book the main character Dinah sets out to try a kiss. But this is very difficult for a little Dinosaur such as Dinah as she accidentally eats those she is trying to kiss. This book had me laughing out at all the silly things Dinah does as she tries to kiss everyone. Luckily Dinah has a baby sibling that is born and everything works out for Dinah in the end...but not so much for those she was trying to kiss before... Congrats David Stein, Dinosaur Kisses is book of the month!
What can I say? I LOVE this book. It has no morals...none. Except for maybe that you should not steal a bears hat...This book has the perfect balance for kids and adults. It goes right above kids heads but as an adult you know exactly what just happened and you can't help but laugh for it. Not only will your kids be asking for this book over and over again but you will actually be glad to read it to them for the millionth time that day. How often can you say that?! Congrats Jon Klassen, I know this book has won many amazing awards and this little blog post isn't the coolest, but you have a fan here.
My Twins absolutely loved this book, which is something that gives it an automatic thumbs up, but beyond that this book does an absolutely fantastic job in teaching kids that labels just don't matter. While at first the cat does not like being called a "duck," he eventually gives in and becomes good friends with the duck. Such a cute awe inspiring story. I would also like to recommend the story Just a Duck? as it was equally as cute and loved by my twins. Congratulations Carin Bramsen!
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I honestly cannot tell you why I love this book so much. Perhaps it is the adorable illustrations, perhaps it is the otters cute toast restaurant, or perhaps it is how Otter shows a child's mind so perfectly. Or more likely, it is probably all these things. This book was an absolute joy to read. Join Otter as he tries to start his own toast restaurant so he can have a job just like Otter Keeper and watch as things go terribly wrong. But don't worry, everything ends up okay in the end.
This months winner is I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman. This book follows a wee piggy as he runs through a fair creating a big mess while going to the same rhythm as I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly. This book is absolutely fantastic for small children learning their colors. With its bright imagery and its fast pace it is guaranteed to capture the attention of any child. I definitely recommend this book to fellow parents.
If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul has officially made it onto my favorites list. In this adorable little story we see what would happen if animals kissed good night, including the sloth that kisses sooooo slooooww. Another great thing, that my husband loves, is that it uses both Mamas and Papas rather than most stories that just do one or the other. The illustrations are adorable and eye-catching, but what else can you expect from David Walker? This book is the perfect good night book for any child and I would recommend it to anyone.