professornana (professornana) wrote,

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Here are some forthcoming picture books I picked up at ALA Midwinter at the HarperCollins breakfast (thanks, Patty!).

I love Pete the Cat and how he rocks his new school shoes. Pete is back on PETE THE CAT AND HIS FOUR GROOVY BUTTONS by Eric Litwin and James Dean (HarperCollins 2012). As before, there is a link to the free song ( so you can listen as well as read. Pete has a terrific shirt with four buttons. But one by one, the buttons pop off. Time to mourn the loss of a button? Not if you are Pete the Cat. Nice little side lesson on subtraction in addition to the ever-so-cool Pete the Cat. <71>

HOMER by Elisha Cooper (HarperCollins 2012) is a wonderfully quiet book about Homer the dog and his life at home. Does he want to go to the beach? Nope, he wants to sit on the porch. Chase balls with the puppies? Sitting on the porch is just fine with him. The text is spare, the colors are gentle perfectly complementing this story of a dog who loves a family who, in tun, love him.A special treat are the textless double page spreads near the end of the book. <72>

CINDY MOO by Lori Mortensen with illustrations by Jeff Mack (HarperCollins 2012) is about a determined cow who, once she hears the rhyme about the cow jumping over the moon, sets her mind to do the same. The task is not as simple as Cindy Moo had imagined, however, but the solution will delight readers. <73>
Tags: f and g, harpercollins, picture books
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