I read a lot of children’s books to recommend to my librarian friends as well as books to read with my grandchildren. I am not going to post separate reviews for all of them, I am going to put the last 10 in this post.
Little Brothers & Little Sisters
I loved this story. I could relate to it on several levels. I was the youngest in the family until my little brother came along when I was seven. I also had two children of my own. Siblings always seem to have that have/have not kind of relationship when they are younger. I had it with mine and I saw it with my own children. Of course as adults, we can look back and laugh, but when you are living it, not as much. This book demonstrates the best and the worst of having a sibling when you are young. There are cute pictures, simple, easy text. A great book to use when siblings are having problems or when expecting a new child in the home as a introduction to what may be coming your way. A good one for a family library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
A Fire Truck For Chuck
There is not much to add after reading the description of this book. It says, “Told not in verse but with plenty of fun rhyme and repetition, this story’s bright, cartoon-like art conveys Chuck’s full range of emotions. With humor and warmth, it’s a lovable read-aloud that captures a child’s joy for their favorite toy.”
Lots of words that rhyme with “truck” abound in this story. Chuck could be any little boy who loves to play, whether in the living room or in the muck outside. He reminded me of my son who was always dirty. A fun story that I can see young children enjoying. A great addition to a pre-school or Kindergarten classroom. You could use it with older students to get them to write about the theme of my favorite toy or possession as well. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
This is a cute and entertaining read for children. Yes, the duck gets away with the money and lives a life of luxury, but that is not the purpose of the book. It is a silly story with a lot of wordplay that can be used for entertainment or as a mentor text for older students learning about various speech elements. The illustrations compliment the text and are large and colorful. They alone can tell the story. A cute book for a school or class library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
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