Goatilocks and the Three Bears
by Erica S. Perl (illustrated by Arthur Howard), Beach Lane Books, c2014, 40
Kids will go wild for this hysterical twist on the classic Three Bears
story. It all starts when Goatilocks enters her neighbor’s house without
their permission. She starts out in the usual way; eating Baby Bear’s
porridge. But then she moves on to bigger and better things---like the
spoon and the bowl, a chair, a bed and some pillows. Children’s eyes get
bigger and bigger and their giggles get louder and louder as Goatilocks
makes her way through the Bears’ house. How will it all end? With a
heart-warming and hilarious twist, of course! This is a wonderful
read-aloud for preschool and school-age children and will give adults a
chuckle, as well.
Following Papa’s Song
by Gianna Marino, Viking Juvenile, c2014, 40 pages
sweet tale of Little Blue and his Papa is filled with beauty and discovery.
Join Little Blue as he explores the wonders of the ocean during the whales’
migration. He’s full of questions for Papa and his father answers each
question patiently. All is well until Little Blue finds his way into
darkness and can’t see his Papa. Will he be able to find Papa by listening
for his song?
Preschoolers and young school-age children will innately respond to the lush
illustrations of this exotic underwater world as well as the tender
relationship between father and child.
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Old Mikamba Had a Farm
by Rachel Isadora, Nancy Paulsen Books, c2013, 40 pages
“Old Mikamba had a farm”…a game park filled with animals both
familiar and new, including an elephant, a rhinoceros, a baboon, a
springbok, a dassie and so many more. Children love to make animal
noises and this book gives them great scope for their imaginations
as they try sounds they’ve never made before! The bright
collage-art illustrations also contribute to the exotic feel of the
book. This well-known song truly gets a make-over that will appeal
to preschoolers and early school-age children. Expose your kids to
the beauty of Africa with this fun-filled read-aloud!
by William Wegman (board book), Dial, c2014, 24 pages
Author William Wegman is famous for his photographs of Weimaraner
dogs. Here his photos are paired with colorful drawings to create a
board book that toddlers and preschoolers will adore. Learning is
fun when you have puppies along for the ride. Your little ones can
practice counting while enjoying the antics of puppy acrobats,
clowns and trapeze artists. They’ll want to go to the circus with
their new friends again and again!
To check out these books or any of our other new animal-themed
picture books, please come see us at the Lincoln Public Library, 725
Lincoln Public Library District]