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 […]

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 […]

PPBF: Roly Poly Pangolin

For the picture book world, it’s been a very sad week with the deaths of Anna Dewdney and of Deirdre Sheridan Englehart. Enzo wondered how Ms. Dewdney’s books will be finished. I told him we need to read all of her books again and again! I thought I had already posted about this book. Apparently, not. So, […]