Saturday, December 13, 2014

Picture Book Saturday

By Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Redpath Ohi
Published 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
I mean, do I really have to review this book? Kids are going to think this is absolutely hilarious. In fact, I find it hard to imagine reading this book in storytime. I don't think I'd be able to get through a single page without the kids cracking up. That being said, this book is a lot of fun and definitely has tons of kid appeal. Has anyone shared this in storytime? I'd love to hear how it went!

By Sandra J. Howatt, illustrated by Joyce Wan
Published 2014 by Beach Lane Books
This is a perfectly simple and sweet book to share at bedtime. Different animals are shown in their habitats settling down for the night. The rhythm is gentle and lulling and the illustrations will definitely make you sleepy. They are soft and lovely. I really appreciated the vocabulary used in this book - it's a little beyond what you see in a typical bedtime book. This book is just a delight - soothing and beautiful. Definitely one to share and a great gift for frazzled parents looking for something to help their kids to sleep.

Monster Needs His Sleep
By Paul Czajak, illustrated by Wendy Grieb
Published 2014 by Scarletta Kids
I absolutely adored the first adventure with Monster so I was thrilled to see him return for this title. I snatched it up as soon as I spotted it arrive at the library and read it instantly. Monster is a little bit afraid of the dark but if he never goes to bed, then he never has to worry. Of course, as you and I know, Monster needs his sleep and he won't be able to avoid bedtime forever. Will Monster get to bed without being afraid? I don't think this was as good as Monster's first book, but it's still a cute story with an even cuter monster star. I'll look forward to another outing with Monster.


  1. Just had a moment where I thought about how Naked would go over in the middle school... No! We do have a lot of toilet and poop books, though, all very good explorations of public sanitation! This made me laugh; thanks.

    1. Ha! I can imagine Naked being a hit in the middle school for an entirely different reason! It is a very fun book, though!