Saturday, April 12, 2014

A pair of picture books

As a proud grandmother of four, I have come to enjoy so many of the picture books we have here at the library. My grandchildren love the pictures and the stories and sometimes we read them what seems like one hundred times before we have to take them back. Here are two for you.

I Like Old Clothes by Mary Ann Hoberman was recently re-released with new illustrations.  This whimsical book is full of imagination, wonder and just plain fun. A little girl and her brother find so many fun things to do with hand-me-down clothes. The illustrations are fantastic and add to the story. What imagination old clothes can produce and what adventures and sights they can experience--who knew?

For the kids interested in dinosaurs, Julie Middleton’s book, Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?  is  very funny.  It's about a little boy who just may know more about dinosaurs than his father gives him credit for. The story has a great surprise ending and nudges parents to value listening to what their children say. The pictures and illustrations make the book come alive.

~ Nicki

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