November 6, 2012

Some Fun Books

If All the Animals Came InsideIf All the Animals Came Inside takes you inside the home of a family and explores what would happen If All the Animals Came Inside their home!  Eric Pinder uses rhyming text to to share this story, and Marc Brown uses bright collages to illustrate the story.   In no way does Pinder reference Noah and his ark, but reading this book, I can't help but to think of the insanity of what may have been during those long days and nights on the ark.
Gem
For children who enjoy examining illustrations and nature, Gem is for them!  Beautifully illustrated by Holly Hobbie, this book really is a gem!  The story is one of a frog...and his adventures told only through illustrations.  With a few narrow escapes with a car and a bird, emotions can run high.  This is a book that my children linger over time and time again.




I tend to shy away from monster books since I find no pleasure in frightening my children.  Yet, children are drawn to monsters and other strange things.  Authur and illustrator Patrick McDonnell has the perfect monsterly book for my family!  The Monsters' Monster is delightful and fun!  It has fun "spooky" elements of a monster book: a monster castle on top of a dark monster mountain overlooking a monster-fearing village.  The monsters are known as Grouch, Grump, and Gloom 'n'Doom and they are bad little monsters until they create a MONSTER monster.  It is supposed to be the biggest, baddest monster ever!   He takes them by surprise by being nice, complete with manners and hugs!  Grouch, Grump, and Gloom 'n' Doom learn a thing or two from Monster.

I just loved The Monsters' Monster, as do the children in my home!

Thank you Little, Brown for providing these books for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.
~ Annette {This Simple Mom}

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