Bea’s Picture Book Recommendations (Part II)
Hello readers! I decided that there are so many great picture books out there, why not do a Part II to my picture book recommendations? Enjoy!
Chicken Sunday By Patricia Polacco
I enjoy all of Patricia Polacco’s books, and to this day (at twelve years old), I still enjoy picking up one of her picture books and reading them. Sometimes, when you need a break from the realities of life, a picture book is the way to go.
Chicken Sunday is a book about a girl who wants to do the right thing. When her grandmother admires a hat in a sales window, the girl and her brothers become set on getting it for her for Easter. The catch: The owner of the shop, Mr. Kodinski accuses them of pelting eggs at his door and becomes angry with the three children. Will the girl and her brothers be able to earn back the owner’s trust and get the hat, or will they have to abandon their hopes?
Chicken Sunday is a heartfelt book with realistic drawings, illustrated by none other than Patricia Polacco herself. The storyline is slightly more complicated than other children’s books, but all the same, it’s a good book for ages 6-9.
Come Back Soon By Daniel Shallau
Come Back Soon is a story about Elephant, who goes to visit his penguin friends in Icetown after being invited (with a very nice note, of course) by Mayor Guin. After a wonderful welcome, Elephant has much fun in Icetown. He eats at a restaurant and then heads to the tailor’s, after realizing he needs a suit. After, he gets some much needed rest. This book has such sweet and charming illustrations and keeps the reader engaged. A great book to read to little ones! I recommend it for ages 3-6.
Books for Younger Readers:
Bear’s Loose Tooth By Karma Wilson; Illustrated By Jane Chapman
Have you ever read Bear Snores On? If so, the characters in Bear’s Loose Tooth will be very familiar. When Bear finds that he has a loose tooth, all of his friends take a try to get the tooth out, but the tooth won’t budge! The illustrations are adorable, this book is perfect for any animal lover! Recommended for ages 3-5.
Flower Garden By Eve Bunting; Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
This book is about a little girl and her father who go out and buy flowers for Mom on her birthday. The book follows them from the grocery store, to the bus and up those tiring stairs to get home! There is not much to this book, but all the same it’s great, the illustrations and storyline are easy to understand, giving younger kids and toddlers ages 3-5 a book they can connect to and find interesting.