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#blogbookaday: My Pet Wants a Pet

3 May

My Pet Wants a PetSummary:  “Once there was a boy who wanted something to take care of. Something of his very own. He begged his mother for a puppy. Until she said YES!
The boy loved his puppy. He fed him and played with him and cuddled him. But soon, the dog wanted something to take care of–something of his very own. So the dog gets a pet cat; then the cat gets a pet bird; the bird gets a pet worm; the worm gets a pet flea . . . and on and on it goes as utter chaos ensues.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A little boy wants, no needs a pet and so his mother finally allows him to pick out a puppy, but the boy takes care of the little puppy so well that the puppy soon wants a pet and on it goes until the little boy lives with his mother and five pets! The little boy soon learns how important it is for everyone to have something to love and care for and spends his days playing and caring for his many pets.

Personal Reaction: I adored this book for so many reasons – I love that mom and son don’t share the same skin color, I love how much the mom loves her son to let him have so many animals and I love how much the son loves the mom and realizes how much she needs to take care of something too! I loved seeing the little snippets of daily life as the boy asks his mother for each new pet (and the illustration of the little dog in a wheelchair was so sweet). The repetitive text and adorable illustrations are sure to make your little one want to read this one again and again.

Title: My Pet Wants a Pet
Author: Elise Broach
Illustrator: Eric Barclay
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: March 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!

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#blogbookaday: Love, Mama

26 Apr

Love MamaSummary:  “With a heartwarming story and tender illustrations, Jeanette Bradley’s debut picture book Love, Mama is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and any day when a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother’s love.

When Mama leaves her young penguin Kipling, he knows she’ll return home soon—yet he still can’t help but miss her. After all, Pillow Mama won’t read, Picture Mama won’t laugh, and Snow Mama is too cold to cuddle.

But then Kipling receives a special delivery from Mama, including a note that reads:

My love for you stretches across the wide ocean, 
through day and night, 
from earth to sky 
and back again.

And Kipling knows that no matter where Mama is, he is loved. Soon, Mama comes home, and Kipling ends the day where he belongs—right in her arms.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This is such a sweet little story about a mama’s love for her baby, even when she was far away – and how that love can travel across distance until mama was able to come back home again. I loved the adorable little baby penguin with his red rubber boots and striped scarf and Mama’s cute little care package filled with all of his favorite things. This would be a cute story for a Mother’s Day storytime or a bedtime snuggle story!

Personal Reaction: You can’t find much cuter books that parent and child stories of love and this is no exception! Kipling (an adorable name) waits patiently for his mama to return home from a long trip and there is no replacement for his mama while he waits. I think my favorite part had to be the note she wrote him, “My love for you stretches across the wide ocean, through day and night, from earth to sky and back again.” And feels reminiscent of Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, a book many moms have loved for years.

Title: Love, Mama
Author: Jeanette Bradley
Illustrator: Jeanette Bradley
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: January 2, 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: Hug This Book!

9 Apr

Hug This Book.jpgSummary:  “An energetic, heartfelt, and humorous ode to book love

You can spin and twirl and dance with this book.
You can listen while someone else reads it.
You can take your book to lunch.
Just do not try to feed it.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A book filled with all the great things you can do with books! It’s the perfect story for a family or class that loves books. With limited text and five colors in the bright swatches of colors across the page – this is a fun and visually appealing book to read. I really enjoy illustrators who are playing with a way to mix traditional and digital design together to create amazing art.

Personal Reaction: I wanted to hug this book when I was done with it! It’s an adorable story about loving books so much and sharing them with the people (and animals) around you! If you were doing a storytime or read aloud about books or the library, I would definitely include this title.

Title: Hug This Book!
Author: Barney Saltzberg
Illustrator: Fred Benaglia
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: October 24, 2016


#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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