Monday, January 20, 2014

Picture Book Extravaganza

Kojo the Sea Dragon Gets Lost – David Chuka
It is important for children to follow their parents directions. Parents are looking out for the best interest of their children. Kijo is a large, one eyed, double tailed, big toothed sea dragon. His mom and dad told hi to never go to the south side of the Zakari River. He loved playing hide-and-seek with his best friend Kofi the sea turtle. He had only one problem when playing with his friend. He was so large he couldn’t win at hide-and-seek. Kojo decides to find a place to hide so that he can win once and for all.  His decision is one that could put his life and the life of those he loves in danger.  Read this great book that teaches children the importance of listening to their parents and find out what happens to Kojo.

 The Adventures of Two Little Ducklings – K.K.

Enter the world of two little ducklings and the adventures they have.  This
books has five charming stories.  Find out why there is no better place than home, why patience is a virtue, how the person who dares is the one to win, why you should be thankful for what you have, and how the Easter Bunny came to be.  This author has done an excellent job of telling stories with wonderful morals attached to them.  These were stories that I was pleased to share with my grandchildren.  They are so wonderfully written that children, and adults of all ages will enjoy them.

You can follow the author on her Facebook page.

Pop! Pop! Bam! Bam!  - Sally O. Lee
For the first time ever, I found myself having a difficult time reading one of Sally’s books.  Tis book, in its simplest form speaks to children about the toughest topic of all, school shootings. This is a wonderful way to speak to children about these terrible events. I found it difficult because it is such a heart-wrenching topic. Sally has handled this topic in the most delicate way. With school shootings in the news, especially those involving the youngest of children this is a way to calm the fears and discuss the topic when your young children ask those heart-wrenching questions. I highly recommend this book to parents and teachers everywhere.

Katie Did Learn the Five Senses – Betsy Kirbo

Katie Did is a simple picture book that takes the reader through the many ways and activities that we use for our senses. This is not only great for teaching about the five senses to younger children, but a great way to prepare an older child to do some sensory writing.  This is great for a refresher.

We're Going to the Farm – Nancy Streza

This is a great book to share with toddles. There is lots of repetition to keep the youngest child engaged. Another great thing about this book is that it can be sung to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.” This is a fun way to teach children about the farm.


  1. Thank you so much for your review of Katie Did Learn the Five Senses! Enjoying all the postings on your blog! - B. Kirbo

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