PPBF: A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting

Here’s my selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday: Title: A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: David Roberts Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2016 Suitable for ages: 3-6 Theme/Topic:  Bears, Survival Tips, Humor Opening Spread: Going for a walk in BEAR Country? You’d better make sure you know your bears. Brief Synopsis: (from Amazon) Do you dream of seeing some real, live […]

PPBF: Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes

Here’s my selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday: Title: Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes Author: Tim Wynne-Jones Illustrator: Brian Won Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2016 Suitable for ages: 4-8 Theme/Topic:  Action, Adventure, Humor, Imagination, How to Tie Your Shoes Opening Spread: S.A.M. is digging for the Lost City of Raisins … He is tracking down the treacherous green spitting bug, balancing on […]

Halloweensie Contest 2016

Halloween Tracks

Happy Halloweensie! It’s that time of year again when children’s writers gather ’round the cauldron to craft a story in 100 words or less. Author Susanna Hill is the gracious founder of the contest. She and her assistants deserve tons of treats for reading all the contest entries. This year, each 100-word or less entry […]

PPBF: Douglas, You Need Glasses!

Here’s my selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday: Title: Douglas, You Need Glasses! Author and Illustrator: Ged Adamson Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2016 Suitable for ages: 3-7 Theme/Topic:  Glasses, Being Unaware, Humor Opening Spread: Nancy and Douglas were chasing squirrels. Brief Synopsis: (from Amazon) Meet Douglas, a dog with a big problem: he needs eyeglasses but doesn’t know it, and his bad eyesight […]

PPBF: I Didn’t Do My Homework Because …

Here’s my selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday: Title: I Didn’t Do My Homework Because …  Author: Davide Cali Illustrator: Benjamin Chaud Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC, 2014 Suitable for ages: 6-9 Theme/Topic:  Homework, Fantasy Opening Spread: “So, why didn’t you do your homework?” [Teacher character asks] [Boy] “I didn’t do my homework because … An airplane full of monkeys landed in our yard.” Brief […]