Picture Books

Toddler picture books to begin the journey of reading.

Almost Everybody Farts Book Review

Almost Everybody Farts by Marty Kelley Book Review

So, this book exists: Almost Everybody Farts by author and illustrator Marty Kelley. And it was a complete impulse buy randomly found on my favorite girl-time-shopping-spree website known as Zulily. I never buy anything but clothes here but when I saw a unicorn that appeared to be emitting a rainbow arc from its nether region,…

The Perfect Pillow Book Review

The Perfect Pillow by Eric Pinder Book Review

It’s wonderful to read a story of adventure and thrills to your child at night, but sometimes it’s even better to read a book that makes you yearn for a soft, cushy bed and that moment sleeps draws you under. The Perfect Pillow is that book. Disney-Hyperion | February, 2018 | Illustrated by Chris Sheban…

I Love a Book Review

I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan Book Review

I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan is a picture book for children that instills the love of reading and books in children. It is the quintessential type of book that bibliophiles (like me) want to read with their kids. MoonDance Press | November 1, 2017 | Illustrated by Olga & Aleksey Ivanov | Hardcover…


Don’t Dilly Dally, Silly Sally by Marc Ferrari Book Review

Don’t Dilly Dally, Silly Sally is a rhyming picture book for young children that provides a lesson on the importance of punctuality.  Written by Marc Ferrari and colorfully illustrated by Felipe Diaz Huarnez, this charming tale easily captures the attention of children. It follows Sally who can’t be bothered to get ready on time. She is…

All My Friends Are Dead Book Review

All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen Book Review

This morbidly delightful picture book is fun for all ages. Although it was published several years back, I only recently discovered its curious allure. This is a great read for parents as much as it is for children – but probably more so for the parents. Some have likened the book to “an adult book…


Skulls by Mike Artell Book Review

Skulls is a new nonfiction science book for children and it’s perfect for budding scientific minds. There are no cartoon characters frolicking about the page and no fairytale story line to follow. It’s a book filled with bubbles of facts and a bunch of creepy but undeniably fascinating skulls from the animal kingdom. Paperback |…


The Deer with the Purple Nose by Wayne L. Brillart Book Review

Disguised as a lighthearted children’s mystery,  The Deer with the Purple Nose is an animal science book filled with original photography of wildlife creatures. But, shhhhh – don’t tell your kids they might actually learn something. Wan Lee Publishing | December, 2013 | Hardcover | 56pp Rusty and Purdy are two English Setters who come…


What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss Book Review

A brand new, never before seen picture book by Dr. Seuss, What Pet Should I Get? was published posthumously when his publishing company stumbled upon the old manuscript. Random House Children’s Books | July 28, 2015 | Hardcover | 48pp Some people think that suddenly discovered manuscripts by big-name authors are mere money grabs, such as…

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