Monday, August 31, 2009

Sally and the Purple Socks

Read: 8/28/2009

Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold

A duck gets a pair of purple socks in the mail. They are incredibly small but come with a note saying they will get bigger in time. The socks grow and the Duck enjoys wearing them as socks. But a few hours later, they are so big, they can be used as a scarf, then a blanket, then a rug, then a circus tent!

The illustrations are bold and simple and the story of socks growing way out of proportion is just ridiculous enough to amuse any preschooler.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Read: August 24, 2009

Peanut by Lina Alsenas

A lonely old lady finds a "puppy" in the park and takes him home. Peanut is an unusual puppy - since he really is an elephant. Finally the ringmaster from the circus sees them at the park and takes Peanut home to the circus - where he really belongs.

The illustrations are cartoon-like but are clearly defined which makes for a good story time read.

When I Was King

Read: August 24, 2009

When I Was King by Linda Ashman, Illustrated by David McPhail

I love this story. All in rhyme, a little boy bemoans his younger brother who gets all the glory, when it used to be his...when he was King.

The illustrations are just what I'd expect from David McPhail - soft and whimsical. I love the crown the little boy wears throughout the story - reminding us that he used to be King...