December has begun! I have a few new books to share as great gift ideas, hopefully soon. But to start off the wintery, holiday season – I cannot wait to share this story with you. A new find for me and a semi-new release from 2020, this book is about expressing kindness, and ultimately about friendship. Check out this lovely book, Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light by Apryl Stott, 2020.Continue reading “Review: Share Some Kindness Bring Some Light By Apryl Stott”
25 Days – Book 7: Where Is Christmas, Jesse Bear?
Day 7 of the Christmas Picture Book Countdown! This summer I discovered the delightful series about Jesse Bear that begin in 1986 and ran through 2004. My three year old fell hard for that lovable bear and I swoon over the childhood favorite illustrator, Bruce Degen, and his fantastic backdrops and enchanted world around Jesse Bear. I’m slowly tracking down vintage copies of the series, and our most recent acquisition is this special Christmas story! I’m sure I’ll be talking more about this lovable bear in the near future, but let me start by sharing Where Is Christmas, Jesse Bear? by Nancy White Carlstrom, illustrated by Bruce Degen, 2000.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 7: Where Is Christmas, Jesse Bear?”
Let’s Read Three: Unique Father’s Day Books
Happy Father’s Day! In thinking about this holiday, I got to thinking about some of the more unique dad books that we have floating around. Seemed only right to follow up the classic father books group with some fun, slightly different, and more unique books about dads. Let’s read three more books about fathers!Continue reading “Let’s Read Three: Unique Father’s Day Books”
Wordless Wednesday: Wonder Bear And Interview With Tao Nyeu!
Wednesday is once again upon us and I am thrilled to have another wordless book to share and an interview with its creator. This is a magical, brilliantly colorful, mysterious adventure about two kids, a hat seed, and a surprise bear visitor. Here is Wonder Bear by Tao Nyeu, 2008.Continue reading “Wordless Wednesday: Wonder Bear And Interview With Tao Nyeu!”
Let’s Read Three: Books About The Sea!
Summer is in full swing here and it is hot. So hot, that most people have fled to the beach to take refuge in the cool water, shady umbrellas, and chilled beverages. My August does not hold such plans, so instead I think it appropriate to read about such sea escapees. It’s time for another in the Let’s Read Three series. Join me as we see three beloved characters take to the sea for lovely vacation adventures. Let’s read three sea books!Continue reading “Let’s Read Three: Books About The Sea!”
Book Review: Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear By Kazue Takahashi
Have you met Kuma-Kuma Chan yet? We are quite smitten with this little bear and his simple, adorable book. His story was originally published in Japan in 2001, but he has finally made his way over to the U.S. thanks to Museyon. He is a little bear that keeps quite busy and will delight every reader with this charming look at what a day in his life might possibly look like. Meet Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear by Kazue Takahashi, 2014.Continue reading “Book Review: Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear By Kazue Takahashi”