by Sue Stainton and Bob Staake
This is a really fun visual book for kids to look for the dogs described (which dog is the bendy one Alice?) and for anyone who loves dogs.
Simple text and fun illustrations – this book is perfect for any dog loving family. My kids love looking for the dogs that look like our dogs. I especially love how the little boy passes all these dogs on his way to adopt a dog of his own. Then I tell my kids about how I adopted our dogs. Lots of fun!
by Jane Chapman
I am sure you already love Jane Chapman’s beloved “Bear” series but this is a whole new story!
If you love otters (and who doesn’t), you will love this book! It’s the story of a Mama and her little baby, Miki. Mama has to hunt for food. While she’s waiting, Miki meets a new friend, Amak, who is also tethered with sea kelp waiting for his mama. These little otters become friends and weather a storm together.
Friendship, mamas and their babies, communities – it covers it all! It’s sweet and wonderfully illustrated. My kids love it.
by Tammi Sauer with pictures by Dan Taylor
Dot is a little chicken who happens to be a little chicken. I have a little nervous nellie so this book is a perfect read!
Dot is scared of everything but can she pluck up her courage to save an egg that has rolled out of her mother’s nest? It is a little sibling after all! Dot faces her fears and proves that even those that are a bit chicken can find courage within themselves.
I love all of Sauer’s books that are funny and silly but with heartfelt lessons. The illustrations are so bright and cheerful – it’s a great read.
Hope you enjoy these picks! And as always,