professornana (professornana) wrote,

mpre picture book magic

I cleared about 50 books off a shelf (of course there were more than that to take their places) and took another time out to read through the towering stack of picture books on the desk (maybe I can see the top of the desk later???).

Classic Ed Young illustrations combine with spare text to tell the story of a young egg abandoned. A boy gives the egg over to the care of a mother hen who is surprised to discover her newest chick is not meant for the earth. (Roaring Brook)

David McPhail provides readers a fable of war and its ultimate victims in this nearly textless book. (Roaring Brook)

James Warhola tells another tale of his Uncle Andy (Warhol). Andy begins with two cats and somehow ends up with a building overrun with cats, all but one named Sam after their father. Not only do we see great good humor, readers also meet Andy Warhol as a person and as an artist. Putnam

After you read CHICKA CHICKA BOOM, read THE SLEEPY LITTLE ALPHABET. Bedtime can be hectic for the alphabet, but eventually there are some ZZZZZZZZs in their future. Knopf
Tags: picture books

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