2/13 – 2/19/2012: How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
by Jane Yolen
illustrated by Mark Teague
Dinosaurs have a lot of strategies for not going to bed at night. They can mope, hide, bargain – they can heft their great spiky tails, or shake their huge horned heads. They can jump, they can fly, they can thrash, they can pout – but they don’t. There’s as many ways to refuse to go to bed as there are kinds of dinosaurs, but even dinosaurs know when to call it a night.

A hilarious romp through kid’s postponement tactics, put to endearingly drawn dinosaurs. Great for ages 2 +. Great rhythm – excellent for reading aloud! Be sure to check out my review of another wonderful book by the award-winning Jane Yolen, “The Seeing Stick” .

~ Susan Chodakiewitz is the author of the children’s picture book Too Many Visitors for One Little House and the founder of Booksicals, Encouraging Reading Through the Arts.  Too Many Visitors is now available  as an ibook for ipad and iphones with a fun read-aloud musical narration.  http://bit.ly/ibookVisitors ~

 

12/12 – 12/18 Children’s Book of the Week: A Sick Day For Amos McGee

A Sick Day For Amos McGee
by Philip Stead 
illustrated by Erin Stead
Amos McGee is always very busy at work at the city zoo, but he always makes time for his animal friends. He plays chess the ponderous elephant. He races the enormous tortoise. He sits quietly with the shy penguin. He comforts the allergy-prone rhinoceros, and he reads to the owl who’s afraid of the dark. But when Amos feels a little under the weather and can’t come to work one day, his friends come to his home to make sure he receives the care he needs.

A New York Times bestselling children’s book and a very, very sweet story. Great for ages 3 and up.

~ Susan Chodakiewitz is the author of the children’s picture book Too Many Visitors for One Little House and the founder of Booksicals, Encouraging Reading Through the Arts.  Too Many Visitors is now available  as an ibook for ipad and iphones with a fun read-aloud musical narration.  http://bit.ly/ibookVisitors ~