Thursday, April 30, 2009


Read: 4/28/2009

One by Kathryn Otoshi

Kathryn Otoshi packs a lot of meaningful content into a very simply written and illustrated picture book. This book introduces colors, numbers and standing up to bullies! Simple watercolor illustrations of simple circles of color make up the characters.

Red is a big bully who always puts Blue down. The other colors don't like that, but they don't stand up to Red. Finally, along comes a grey Number One who doesn't take Red's nonsense. All the other colors like that and become numbers able to stand up to Red too. Even Blue. I love this book!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tillie Lays An Egg

Tillie Lays An Egg
by Terry Golson, Photographs by Ben Fink

What a fun little book. Tillie is a little white hen who lives in a chicken coop with 6 other hens. She is adventurous and likes to go outside the barnyard to eat worms and lay eggs in odd places.

The photographs are of the author's actual home and chickens.

BONUS - check out the Hen Cam to see the author's chickens going about their day!