Here are some titles you DO NOT want to miss in book world!
Follow the Moon Home by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson is a fabulous children's book. It is the story of a little girl who finds a baby sea turtle who is not near the ocean. This prompts her to ask why he is so far from the water and leads to her discovery that the beach houses, with their lights on at night, are luring the turtles away from the water. The community kids work together to get their whole community excited about helping the turtles. I loved the story and the illustrations are watercolor that fit perfectly with the story.
Let's Play by Herve Tullet is a fun, interactive book that kids just love. We have Press Here and Mix It up!, his other titles as well and kids are always begging to be read these over and over. The illustrations are simple and yet so clever that kids are drawn to the feel and interactiveness of the book. HIGHLY recommend these!
This is Not a Picture Book! by Sergio Ruzzier is quite a romp! Little ones will love this - they will be talking back to the book and that's what we love - interaction! And I love how the story starts even before the title page - Clever! This is an adorable picture book with even more adorable pictures!
For the younger set - the Cozy Classics by Jack and Holman Wang are board books, based on classic stories, with only one word per page. At first glance, I wondered how much these would be used, but what I LOVE about these is not that they introduce the children to a classic, but that they broaden vocabulary! The pictures as illustrations are also endearing in these baby board books. I liked these FAR more than I thought I might!
* I was sent copies by the publisher for an honest review on my blog.