Thursday, March 07, 2013
Finished the last Caldecott Honors!
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo and David Small is a funny book about proper and polite Elliot. Well, polite, at any rate, but not always so proper perhaps. Elliot wants a penguin, and his dad, assuming he wants a stuffed animal, gives him $20 to buy one. Elliot has something completely different in mind, and perhaps you can guess what it was. There's a fabulous twist at the end, but I don't think many young readers will get it. Great story written by a librarian!! Huzzah!
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue and Pamela Zagarenski isa lush and beautiful story that's quiet and lovely where One Cool Friend is loud and brash. The illustrations are simply astonishing in this work. Like many kiddos, the young girl in this tory does not want to go to sleep. Her parents have her complete her regular nighttime routine and describe the nighttime routines of various animals while she does it. By the end, of course, she's curled up sound asleep, like a tiger. Beautifully told and magically illustrated. A definite must for all homes with young children.