Monsters in the Briny – Perfect Picture Book Friday

At last! A book that seeks to answer the burning question: What do you do with a grumpy kraken?Crabby, cranky, crusty kraken?What do you do with a grumpy kraken?Kraken in the briny. Text ©Lynn Becker Illustration ©Scott Brundage (My apologies for the washed out colors. The pages are quite glossy and do not photograph well.) … Continue reading Monsters in the Briny – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill – Perfect Picture Book Friday

If I were that krill, I'd be looking for the emergency exit right now. Good thing there's strength in numbers, or at least enough survivors to ensure the production of billions more. The cover gives the reader an important clue: this is not going to be a dull book about sea creatures. It's going to … Continue reading Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Not a Cat: a memoir – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Take a cue from Gato (and Walt Whitman): "I am large, I contain multitudes." From the cover, it's clear that Gato is a breaker of molds, a defier of norms and expectations. Text ©Winter Miller Illustration ©Danica Novgorodoff I have four legs, two ears, and a long, long tail, but the thing is... Text ©Winter … Continue reading Not a Cat: a memoir – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Chickenology – Perfect Picture Book Friday

I don't know why, but ever since I watched Chicken People, the documentary about people who breed and show chickens, I've found chickens to be somewhat engaging. And after reading this book, I find them fascinating, too. Did you know they can count up to four? Cats can only count up to three. (oh, the … Continue reading Chickenology – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Anemone is Not the Enemy – Perfect Picture Book Friday

I'm taking a step back into 2020 for this week's featured book. The mix of STEM, humor, and subversiveness was too good to pass up. Check out that florescent pink! Text/Illustration ©Anna McGregor Meet Anemone Text/Illustration ©Anna McGregor Anemone hates "being stuck here with the boring barnacles." Cue the snickers. Especially when you look closely … Continue reading Anemone is Not the Enemy – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Maisie Mammoth’s Memoirs – Perfect Picture Book Friday

What do you get when you cross a woolly mammoth's memoir with facts? A creative work of expository nonfiction about the Ice Age and its crazy cast of characters. Text ©Prof. Mike Benton Illustration ©Rob Hodgson This book also includes answers to your burning questions, like Why was the Ice Age so cold? How do … Continue reading Maisie Mammoth’s Memoirs – Perfect Picture Book Friday

How to Catch a Clover Thief – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Let's hear it for funny, subversive picture book writers who are women!!! Especially when they're also an author-illustrator like Elise Parsley. All Roy, the warthog, wants is to enjoy his little patch of clover. Tasty clover. Isn't that what we all want? To enjoy one sweet little treat of something we love? Something that may … Continue reading How to Catch a Clover Thief – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Clovis Keeps His Cool – Perfect Picture Book Friday

What human doesn't struggle with keeping their cool? Especially in the face of provocation....And bulls? Well, we know they see red quite often, right? My friends, I present Clovis, a bull in charge of his granny's china shop. Look at how he pours his tea. Look at how daintily he sits at that tiny table. … Continue reading Clovis Keeps His Cool – Perfect Picture Book Friday

It Fell From the Sky – Perfect Picture Book Friday

I'm not sure what I could say about this book other than it's brilliant! It's gorgeous! It should be added to your permanent collection immediately! Why? Well, hmmmm. The story begins with an object of interest. The reader will know what it is—a marble—but the creeping, crawling, flying creatures of this backyard world haven't a … Continue reading It Fell From the Sky – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Dinosaurs Are Not Extinct – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Who knew that evolution could be so funny? Starting with the title page: Text/Illustrations ©️Drew Sheneman Oh, what a wise, wise chicken! Then comes a most serious author's note about how this book is based on scientific research, with a facing page that clues the reader in to the part that may be fictional—dinosaurs speaking … Continue reading Dinosaurs Are Not Extinct – Perfect Picture Book Friday