Sunday, August 30, 2015

Under the Big Green Roof: August's Picture Book Reviews

I adore picture books.  There's just something about the simple outward stories, and the full page illustrations that gets me.  So, although I have no children of my own, every month I'll be doing a post like this one, to review the picture books I discovered.

Quackers
Liz Wong




Quackers is a duck who lives at the pond.  But sometimes he doesn't feel like he fits in with the other ducks.  Then one day he meets Mittens...

Cute, quirky, and filled with fun illustrations, Quackers is about struggling to fit in, and learning to find room in life for everyone.

Publication: March 22, 2016
Publisher: Knopf
-Digital ARC provided by edelweiss, in exchange for a review.

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A Friend for Bo
Elisabeth Zuniga




A little rabbit named Bo has a new friend named Rollie.  The only problem is Rollie doesn't seem to do, or say much.  How can Bo get his new friend to have some fun?

The illustrations in this are golden!  I love the details in each page.  A Friend for Bo is an adorable story about how friendships have a way of 'hatching' exactly when you need them to.

Publication: January 26, 2016
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
-Digital ARC provided by edelweiss, in exchange for a review.

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Penelope Perfect
Shannon Anderson




When Penelope oversleeps, her daily routine is thrown for a loop.  From wearing mismatched socks, to receiving her first 'B' ever, will 'Penelope Perfect' be able to survive this imperfect day?

Told in irresistible rhyme, Penelope Perfect is a brightly illustrated story about finding the balance in life, and not always being stuck on the same routine day after day.  Additionally, the last few pages are filled with activities and resources for parents or teachers to explore anxiety and perfectionism with young children.

Publication: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
-Digital ARC provided by NetGalley, in exchange for a review