He is very hesitant, as she convinces him to become a jaguar crawling first along the carpeted floors of the house and then into the nearby forest. The transformation from human to beast is captured beautifully on a bifold illustration depicting them as half human, half jaguar stalking into the night.
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.
The text is simple, but the subtext vast. This book is a warm optimistic conversation between two little girls about challenging one’s perspective.
It’s the first day of kindergarten and Kayla is not sure she’s ready. Mrs Muddle, who has already lived up to her name whispers assurances to the parents as they say goodbye. Even though it seems daunting, and even though her mom seems hesitant, Kayla notices Mrs Muddle making another big mistake and she know she must help her teacher!
Anytime you have a child interacting with the pages of a book, you are encouraging reading!
This is a very serene book about an old woman and her dog, clearly in the twilight years of their lives. They live in a house “with not much in it.” One day they go for a walk through the hills because the old woman wanted to “hear the crunch of the dry leaves under her feet…” Implying the notion that it is the autumn season both literally and figuratively.
Ranging from “at the pond” to “in the dark,” the environments were suitably interesting to capture the imagination of child and parent alike.