Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days of NEW Kids Picture Books: Day 1


Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman. May 2014.

From Amazon: "Three bear siblings break their mother’s favorite blue seashell, and rather than tell her, they decide to set out in their sailboat to find her a new one. On their quest they encounter salty sailors, strange new islands, huge whales, and vast seas but no blue seashells. When a treacherous storm suddenly blows in, the three bears find themselves tossed about in their little boat, far from Mama. What will become of their search, and what will it take to bring them safely home? This read aloud shares its best qualities with classic picture books: breath-taking illustrations, epic adventure, and a subtle message about taking responsibility for your actions."

My thoughts: If the name David Soman sounds familiar, it's because he is the bestselling co-creator of Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy. The Amazon description above said it well, this book has beautiful illustrations (I've heard a few people say it's Caldecott-worthy) as well as a simple story about admitting your mistakes instead of running away from them.

Age: Preschool and up




7 comments:

  1. Yay! I love kids' books lists! Can't wait to read your 31 days! :)

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    1. Awesome, I'm so glad you're following!

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  2. Just yesterday I was making a list of children's books that would make good additions to my bookshelves for my future kiddos, so I'm excited to have found your series! I can't wait to discover some great picture books.

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  3. I am a child at heart and love reading picture books even though my boys are grown up...I love the library! What fun that you get to work there! I am adding you to my list of 31ers that I plan to follow this month :)

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    1. It really is an awesome job. :) Thanks for following!

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  4. And adding this to our library list...

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