Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Reading Roundup: June 2014

By the Numbers
Picture Books: 6

Library: 6

Writing: The Three Little Rigs by David Gordon
The classic fairy tale retold with machinery, and a surprisingly dark ending. Yeep.
Illustration: Tea Rex by Molly Idle
While the text is straight out of a manners treatise, the pictures provide all the laughs as the t-rex who attends a tea party presents every kind of challenge to the small hostess.
Overall: Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
Two friends find each other, are parted, find each other again, and yet again must part. But friendship endures and they'll find each other again. The simple, gentle illustrations works just right.

Because I Want To Awards
Technology Yay!: Tea With Grandpa by Barney Saltzberg
I loved seeing modern technology coming into play in the classic grandparent/grandchild relationship and playtime. No more details because that spoils the ending.
The Return of the Big Imagination: On My Way to Bed by Sarah Maizes, illustrated by Michael Paraskevas
Livi is back, and just as reluctant to make her way to bed as she was to take a bath. So much for parents and kids to recognize.

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