The frazzled little bird jumps as the bell rings once again! They’ve had enough! They’re about to launch into a tirade when the mail delivery supervisor explains that their assistant, tortoise has made “a few mistakes.”
As a former music teacher, I love the message here, but the illustrations are the real star. Bright and colorful and witty, little kids will love looking at the animals and which instruments they choose.
Each two-page spread features a quote from the featured first lady, and a little about their life. The book is full of rah rah feminist bites.
In this moving story based on actual events, this is exactly what we see. The story of a friendship that brings together two unlikely subjects, a man and a mule. They become fast friends and spend time together enjoying one another’s company and sharing special moments.
A wonderfully “neutral” Easter book, that playfully incorporates not only the Easter Bunny, but also hot cross buns.
So why am I hesitant about recommending this book wholeheartedly? I have a few reasons. First of all, the narrative structure is very slight.
From the witty title, to the delightful endpapers, The Pocket Chaotic is a charming story about becoming independent and growing up.
Ward explains round through the use of objects and things found in nature. The story is simple to follow, clear and concise and told in a way that young children can easily relate to and internalize.
Written by Mary and Kevin Qamaniq-Mason “as a gift for Inuit children in [foster] care” this book tells the story of a child who is reminded that although he is not with his biological parents, he is surrounded by a community that loves and cares for him, deeply.