Friday, February 19, 2010

Jumping for joy

Yep. I'm jumping up and down right now. Although, it's hard to type and do that at the same time, so I think I'll sit down a bit. But, the reason! Aha! I got a cool little newsletter today about all the COOL books that are coming out this fall and I'm so EXCITED! A new Knuffle Bunny book! A new Llama Llama book! And a new Pout-Pout Fish book!

Well, that last one might not be as popular right now as it should be. But my kids LOVE it. Because my husband does these great voices for the characters, and well, it's really just a great book with some catchy rhyming. You should check it out. It's about, um, a pout-pout fish that pouts all the time because... he's a pout-pout fish and that's what they do, you know. In the end, he meets someone special and doesn't feel so pouty anymore. Go get it. Like, right now. If you can find it. Quickly, now. :) Go!

The Pout-Pout Fish
by Deborah Diesen
ISBN: 0374360960

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Re-emerged from dropping off the face of the earth...

I'm not sure what happened to the last few months. I think they may have disappeared in the vacuum, or maybe into that black hole that sucks up all the books that we can't find at the library when they should be there. Regardless, I'm back!

I have to talk about one of our favorite author/illustrators right now, Jan Thomas. We LOVE her books. I think we've read Rhyming Dust Bunnies, maybe 20 times now. I kid you not! My two-year-old brought it to me last night. I even think he might have said please, although it went more like "peeeez". So, if you haven't read it, please get it, and then make a run on all Jan Thomas' other books, because they are EQUALLY AWESOME!

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

by Jan Thomas

ISBN: 141697976X

Bonus: It rhymes, short words, so my 4 year-old was able to read a good portion of the book. Yes!

P.S. I spent a good chunk of break time this morning running around the library trying to find her newest book, which was supposed to be on display, only to find that it had already been snatched up within an hour of being put out. Yep, that good.


About Me

I'm a children's librarian and mother of two preschoolers. On the side, I play soccer, bike, scrapbook, crochet, and read an obscene amount of children's books.