[***] I read this fun picture book last year and I am glad that it’s actually out now so I can recommend it to people. It’s by two people whose works I like- the Nate books by Tim Federle and Earthling! by Mark Fearing, who, by the way, has been super nice whenever he stops by the store. Full of energy- both the text and illustrations,- this would make for a great read aloud!
[***] Star Wars gets the felt treatment from Cozy Classics following the same format of 12 words for each book accompanying a dozen different scenes that sort of have the story arcs of the movies.
[***] Mouse is planning to write a story until Frog hijacks the story. A cute friendship story about working together and the writing process.
[***] Absurd and delightful at the same time, the story follows a man being followed by a skunk. Mac Barnett hits another homerun with this picture book illustrated by Patrick McDonnell.
[**] I always look forward to Frank Viva because his illustrations are always impressive. While that remains the case here, the story is kind of lacking- the execution doesn’t quite work well. Using holes in the pages of the book, he explores oronyms. Reminds me of Wordles by Amy Krouse Rosenthal which I also wasn’t that particularly fond of even though I love wordplays.
Babymouse is back in this nineteenth (!) installment of the series. This time, she tackles babysitting as she does with everything else in her life- lots of gusto. We’re treated to more of her imaginings from the predictable Mary Poppins reference to hilarious horror movie spoof to a Winnie-the-Pooh scene. I thought it was clever that she would be reading Comics Squad: Recess!
Side note: Otto seems to be a popular owl name!