3 More Excellent Picture Books: This Book Just Ate My Dog, Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, and A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea
This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne is a clever story about Bella and her dog. Just as she is taking him for a walk, he disappears into the pages of the book! Her friend Ben tries to help, but he disappears too! Then help finally arrives and...yep...they also disappear. The simple illustrations are very inviting and the interactive turn the book takes was a refreshing surprise! Kids are going to love this book. Especially when the author asks them to shake the book to help the trapped characters escape the pages!
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk is about a pancake and a piece of french toast that race through the fridge, in and out of obstacles, trying to get to the last bit of syrup. They pushed and shoved their way there only to find the waffle had beat them to it and ate the last drop. In the end they were embarrassed by their behavior and wished they would've worked together instead of fighting their way through. I loved the message, the pictures, and I'm a sucker for rhyming stories.
A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black is hilarious! The words are great, but the illustrations by Kevin Hawkes are what make this book such a wonderful experience. Kids (and adults) will laugh at the honest truths about pigs and what they would do if someone tried to put them in a parade. It's definitely a must read for all ages.
Remember you can borrow these books for FREE from the public library!
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