It’s #FamilyLiteracyDay so I’ve snuck out of Mat Leave to do a little appreciation post for our favourite books! We were inspired by my Small Protagonist’s school inviting kids to dress up as their favourite book character today.
First Up: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems via Hachette Books. We love the pigeon so much at our house that on this special day we though he should be allowed to ride the bus.
Second Up: Hubert’s Hair-raising Adventure by Bill Peet. A classic from Mama Protagonist’s childhood. Please join us in splitting a seam to this rhyming classic. (via @raincoastbooks & HMH Kids)
And finally, drumroll, Dragon’s Love Taco’s 1 & 2 by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri via Penguin Random House (hardcover) and Scholastic Canada (softcover bookclub version).
Happy Family Literacy Day from the Protagonist Clan & we hope you enjoy some quality reading with your smalls! See you back on the regular soon!
Today’s #boardbook is a protagonist favourite: Let’s Find Momo: A Hide and Seek Boardbook by Andrew Knapp via Penguin Random House.
Momo is an internet famous pup who loves to hide! This book features large photographic spreads, on one side, four things you must find (one of them is Momo) and on the other, the image you much search.
Lively, simple and loads of fun, this book is requested on repeat by our three year old small who delights in spotting everything on the list (and the extra teddy bear too!). A wonderful first search & find for toddlers. Recommended 2.5 + up!
We are partial to birds here at the blog so this one was a treat to review! One fine day at the library a chicken joins story time and life is never the same. After realizing how great story time is increasingly more chickens show up for the party. Chickens & children prove a daunting combination for our librarian until she comes up with an excellent solution.
Sparse text and busy drawings make this picture book ideal for smalls toddler aged and up–a rarity in picture books which are often too lengthy for those three and below. This one is filled with clever, hijinks-laden comedy for smalls to spot and loads of room for adult readers to add flourish while reading aloud.
Recommended for smalls 2.5 & up, librarians & of course, chickens everywhere.
Secret Pizza Party by author/illustrator team Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri is an all time favourite of mine. Filled with visual puns and humour this story of a simple racoon who dreams of eating delicious pizza is a funny read along that should inspire you to host your OWN secret pizza party (with secret handshake to grant entrance of course).
Published by Penguin Random House