I think that I first came across Tad Hills when I saw a Rocket book. Then I was fortunate to see Tad tell a story at Wordstock (in Portland, OR) one year. What a great experience. He is kind, talented and a great storyteller.
He has several books that he has published, but Rocket and Duck and Goose are my go tos:
So, I have only read a couple Elephant and Piggie books. I can understand why kids love them. When The Thank You Book came out, I was sad for kids because there would be no new Elephant and Piggie. Well, that isn’t exactly true now. Piggie and Elephant want to share with us, the books they are reading. Book 1 of “Elephant & Piggie Like Reading” is called The Cookie Fiasco by which is written by Dan Santat. Fantastic illustrations in this story of 4 friends with only 3 cookies to share…friendship, math, cookies…what more could you want in a fun new story!! This is a great read and those Elephant and Piggie readers will greatly enjoy this!
I have been seriously slacking! I wrote about more Otter fun without ever mentioning Otter before…I hope Otter and Sam will forgive me. Otter lives with Otter Keeper and together they celebrate Halloween, talk about school and Otter even goes to outer space…in addition to starting her own school. This is such a fun series with great illustrations. I can’t get enough of Otter.
Flora is the star of another wonderful wordless picture book by Molly Idle. This time she is with some peacocks who do not seem too fond of Flora. Beautiful illustrations that convey the emotions of Flora and the birds.
Dan Santat is just a master with pictures. Its the day that kids either love or hate….picture day. What makes the perfect school picture? A perfect outfit? A perfect smile? What about perfect hair? And what about those kids who try as hard as they can and they still can’t get that smile just right? Silly story with great illustrations.
What a fun story. This is the first chapter book that I have read outloud to kids during library and they are so enjoying it. Then *voila* it is on the list for OBOB 2015-16…we are ahead of the game! Ben Silverstein, age ten, is sent to stay with his grandfather in Buttonville. Grandpa Abe frequents the senior center, where every day is a treat and pudding day is the most popular!! Enter Pearl Petal, a trouble maker according to the adults, and a new friendship is born. Both Pearl and Ben think they have seen a dragon flying through the air. Was it truly a dragon or is this another of Ben’s “stories”. So glad that this is a series, can’t wait to continue on!!!! Suzanne Selfors has a great website with some Sasquatch Escape related activities http://www.suzanneselfors.com/imaginary.html