Lots of new library books, lots of books that just missed out on being super favorites. We spent a lot of time reading our own books though, so no worries when the library picks aren’t major hits.
The World According to Musk Ox by Erin Cabatingan, illustrated by Matthew Myers
We love the books A Is for Musk Ox, and Musk Ox Counts. This is another good one, but some of the humor is over my kids’ heads. (That’s perhaps a good thing, like when the musk ox is getting flirty.) The illustrations are fantastic, and I loved the “hysterical markers” for each continent. Lots of fun!
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
Love Williems – I tend to just wander over to his shelf at the library and grab anything we haven’t already read. This one wasn’t one of our favorites however, and it went back to the library without regrets. I doubt we’ll borrow it again.
Hogwash! by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jim McMullan
I’ve become a huge Karma Wilson fan, but like with the Willems title mentioned above, this wasn’t our favorite from her.
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
See above, about Karma Wilson. This one is a little late for Thanksgiving, but that’s ok – it’s still a great book.
Dragons (Mythical Creatures) by Charlotte Guillain
My daughter requested a book on dragons, as we drove in to the library. I had no time to go searching for picture books featuring dragons, so instead I went to the nonfiction area. Yes, nonfiction about dragons – it does exist!
For general interest though, I think she’d have preferred a regular picture book. This one didn’t keep her attention.
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