What happens when a Vampire family visits the Central Park Zoo and their toddler unexpectedly switches places with a penguin? Baby Dracula is off on an adventure, but so is one special penguin!
Will our country mouse fall asleep? Well, It’s So Quiet. Who knows? One thing is certain, you’ll be reading this book more than once.
This book is sophisticated, filled with empathy, and written on many levels. If you are not prepared to engage in serious support while reading this book to a classroom of young learners, or with your own child to elicit understanding, then this book is not for you.
This book is funny, delightful, beautifully-simply, illustrated and sure to provide much needed conversation with naysayers. Our five-year-old enjoyed saying “No!” along with the rabbit, but, by the end of the book completely understood that he himself acted like the rabbit many times–not giving things a chance, or saying “no” to something he actually wanted.
Guided by the gentle hand of her grandmother Bella comes to realize that accomplishment takes work and perseverance; even Bella’s siblings get in on the lessons!
I’m putting this one in the “coffee table books for the middle grade set” category. Which is not necessarily a good thing, but not necessarily a bad thing either.
Well, our traditional Parents’ Days have passed, at least in the United States, and I thought I would take the time to write-up a short post on some books that fall into categories that are not often addressed directly in Children’s Literature; but, are essential, nonetheless.
This book is highly non-objectionable; except, I do not know why it was published.
In short, the book tries to cover too much, in too little space.