Saturday, July 22, 2017

#MMBBR #Review @karenbwinnick #LauraWatkins #SusanSchaeferBernardo @MonkeeDoodle @AnnMarieNieves




THE BIG ADVENTURES OF TINY HOUSE by Susan Bernardo, illustrated by Courtenay Fletcher Picture book 3-8; Flower Child Books; April 2017

The adventure begins when an old farmhouse gets salvaged and recycled into Tiny, a snug little house with a big heart -- and WHEELS! With the help of Big Truck, Tiny sets off across America to discover if he is still a real home. Tiny makes friends on the road, like Shiny the Airstream, Waverly the houseboat, and Buster the skoolie. He even goes to a jamboree! After thousands of miles, Tiny discovers that home isn't a place...it's a feeling in your heart. The irresistible rhymes and delightfully detailed illustrations in this lyrical new picture book from the creators of Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs are sure to enchant children - and the book's gentle messages about sustainable living, friendship and working together will delight parents and teachers as well.

MY REVIEW:
The house is tiny in size, but goes on BIG adventures.  Travel along with tiny house as it travels through the USA, experiencing new things, meeting interesting people and learning that home is always in your heart no matter where you are geographically.  This story captures the concept that life is not about things, rather life is about experiences.  The illustrations capture the sheer beauty of this country and how glorious travel can be.  Such a delight.  I adored this new, original and beautifully illustrated tale of minimalist living and grand adventure.  My kids and I loved this book.  We even came up with ways to use this story in my classroom come fall.  I cannot wait to share this book with my students and their parents.  I know it will be a big hit.






Good Night, BABY Animals, You’ve Had a Busy Day Karen B. Winnick, illustrated by Laura Watkins  Picture book 0-7; Henry Holt & Co.; January 2017

Whether they're dashing, splashing, munching, or crunching, baby animals are ever-exploring! At home in their natural habitats, baby animals learn about the world that surrounds them. When the fun is done, it's time for baby animals to go to sleep. After all, every baby animal has to rest.

Full of action, sound effects, and patterned text, each story features the adorable antics and accurate behavior of six wild animal babies: tiger, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, panda, and gorilla. This 64-page, beautifully designed story book is perfect for bedtime.


MY REVIEW:
This book contains 6 animal actions stories that are sure to delight any young readers at bedtime or anytime really.  The reader gets to experience a day in the life of tigers, elephants, giraffes rhinos, pandas and gorillas as they munch, splash, snap, chomp (among so many other things) until they all eventually go to sleep.  The illustrations beautifully captures the actions of the animals and the flowing text is both delightful, entertaining and a bit soothing.  My kids thought this book was a wonderful and we came up with so many ways to use it in my classroom.  Such sweet stories and with numerous learning applications.





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