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#blogbookaday: Where Is Bear?

13 May

Where Is Bear?.jpgSummary:  “Perfect for fans of the classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, this adventurous and endearing picture book follows a little boy searching high and low for his missing bear. Features a surprise ending!

Where is Bear?
Is Bear in the dresser?
Is Bear in the bathroom?
Is Bear on the swing?

It’s almost bedtime, and a little boy can’t seem to find his beloved Bear! Children will love joining in the irresistible search for Bear and finding where he is on every page…and they will love the surprise ending even more!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A little boy searches all over the house for his beloved bear and can’t seem to find it anywhere! Kids will love being in on the joke as a big, fluffy bear is somewhere on each page that the protagonist doesn’t see, but the reader can! That is, until the ending which was an adorable surprise and one I didn’t expect! Kids will absolutely adore this book!

Personal Reaction: I love reading to a group of kids when you’ve got a book where as the reader, you know something the protagonist doesn’t know. A great example of this is Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann and this book has the same feel. Kids will be yelling, “There he is!” as you flip each page, until you get to the end and then they’ll be surprised (which is awesome)! This would make a great read aloud for preschool and Kindergarten kids who don’t mind acknowledging that they might still have a beloved stuffy at home.

Title: Where Is Bear?
Author: Jonathan Bentley
Illustrator: Jonathan Bentley
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 13, 2017


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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#blogbookaday: The Perfect Pillow

30 Mar

34646762.jpgSummary:  “In his strange new room on his big new bed, Brody tosses and turns, holding his stuffed dragon named Horst. His parents can’t help him fall asleep, so he has no choice to go out and search for a better bed. Is it a squirrel’s nest? A cloud? A rowboat on a pond? No, the moon is too bright, and the croaking frogs are too loud, so there’s nothing for it but to go back home and jump into his big new bed, where a friendly dragon makes a perfect pillow.

Young readers will enjoy floating along with Brody and Horst in this friendly nocturnal adventure with all the makings of a bedtime classic.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Brody can’t sleep in his big, new bed, so he goes off on an adventure with his stuffed dragon, Horst to find a better bed. He searches high and low, trying a squirrel nest, a cloud and a boat, until he finally travels back to his bedroom and falls asleep, with Horst as the perfect pillow. This is a sweet bedtime book that would work best at…. bedtime or even a pajama storytime at the library.

Personal Reaction: I thought this sweet little book was adorable in a very quiet and calm way. I loved how Brody decided to take matters into his own hands when he couldn’t fall asleep and was willing to try just about anything to find the perfect place to sleep. I also loved his relationship with his stuffy, Horst and how he completely trusted Horst to keep him safe and lead him to the best bed he could find. A perfect snuggly story to read at bed and a great story for those little ones trying a big bed for the first time.

Title: The Perfect Pillow
Author: Eric Pinder
Illustrator: Chris Sheban
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: February 6, 2018


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

#blogbookaday: Mama’s Kisses

22 Mar

31019617Summary:  “It’s bedtime in the jungle, but baby panda, elephant, orangutan, and leopard are nowhere to be found. Their mamas set out to look for their wayward little ones, calling them to bed with a soft lullaby. But look! The baby animals are crawling, creeping, hiding, and giggling, playfully staying just one step ahead of their loving mamas.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Four jungle babies, a panda, elephant, orangutan, and leopard play hide-and-seek with their mamas at bedtime. All four mamas call for their little ones as they creep and crawl through the jungle, giggling and not yet ready to go to bed. Each mama has a different idea and when they find their little ones – hugs and kisses abound as they snuggle into bed.

Personal Reaction: The soft palette in yellows, oranges, blues and white are unique in a jungle book, but I loved how they worked together to create a quiet bedtime story perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. My only concern for this sweet story is that I would have liked to see a daddy thrown in the mix just once!

Title: Mama’s Kisses
Author: Kate McMullan
Illustrator: Tao Nyeu
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: March 28, 2017


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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