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New Releases: August 5, 2014

05 Aug

In This Book by Fani Marceau, Illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet [**]

In This Book by Fani Marceau, Illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet [**]


An early concept book in which the illustrations are much more intriguing than the text. This can be a nice guessing game for adults to read to kids to help them with their reading. For example, “I am in the nest,” said the (kid guesses) bird.

The Bear's Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud [***]

The Bear’s Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud [***]


In this sequel to The Bear’s Song, Benjamin Chaud brings back his father-son bear team in another visual storytelling treat. Readers will enjoy searching for the two in the large picture spreads in their latest adventure.

Pete the Cat and the New Guy by Kimberly and James Dean [*]

Pete the Cat and the New Guy by Kimberly and James Dean [*]


I can’t understand Pete’s appeal. Maybe his books with songs are much better because this one just fell flat to me. It’s a good message though that people may not be good at what everyone else is good at but there is something.

Apparently, you can watch the story on YouTube.

Rupert Can Dance by Jules Feiffer [***]

Rupert Can Dance by Jules Feiffer [***]


Jules Feiffer delivers another winning picture book about a cat who dances while his owner sleeps. What happens when his secret is discovered is hilarious.

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