All posts tagged dogs

I Didn’t Do My Homework by David Cali

Published June 20, 2014 by One Page at a Time

So many imaginative excuses for not doing his homework.  I loved the illustrations–they reminded me of a cross between A Series of Unfortunate Events and Mysterious Benedict Society.  My only complaint about this book is that it is small in size…not appropriate for a large storytime reading.  But sitting down with a little one this is great.  So much to look at and so much fun to read.  Will start many discussions.


Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo by Ammi-Joan Paquette

Published June 20, 2014 by One Page at a Time

What an adorable story.  Petey wishes to be tranquil…Pru is always feeling tricksy.  When Petey’s gardening is interrupted by Pru’s mayhem what results is total and complete brouhaha.  Great illustrations that remind me a bit of a fairy tale along with an adorable dog and lots of kitty cats.  The thing that I likes most was the definition of the very big words, written on the inside of the back and front covers….reminded me a bit of Fancy Nancy.  Definitely a book worth adding to the collection at school.

Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo

Picture books galore

Published June 6, 2014 by One Page at a Time

Gem by Holly Hobbie:  A wordless picture book about Gem, a frog, with a letter written to a granddaughter from her grandmother. I am in love with wordless picture books and I found myself longing to have a letter from my grandmother while reading this.


Froodle by Antionette Portis:  I love the work of Antionette Portis. This book had me laughing out loud at those silly birds. Great illustrations and fun text I think this is worthy of a storytime reading!


Say Hello to Zorro by Carter Goodrich:  I think I found out about this book from Goodreads. It was the kind of story that made me think “if I was a dog, that is how I would want to live my doggie life”. A fun story with great illustrations. I read that the author, Carter Goodrich, is the main character drawer dude (sorry, can’t think of the title they used:-) of Despicable Me among other famous animated films. I love when people cross over to other forms of artistic expression.

Say Hello to Zorro!check out his website at:


The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller:  This is not technically classified as a graphic novel but being as it has panels on the pages, I decided to categorize it that way here. Lovely illustrations tell a very fun story where absolutely no words are needed. The Adventures of Polo