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Friday, February 19, 2016

Where is Simon, Sandy? The Story of a Little Donkey That Wouldn't Quit

Where is Simon, Sandy? The Story of a Little Donkey That Wouldn't Quit by Donna Marie Seim, illustrated by Susan Spellman (PublishingWorks, 2008).

Based on a folktale from the Turks and Caicos, this is a story about a man named Simon who delivers water with his donkey Sandy everyday.  When Simon falls ill, it's up to Sandy to save the day.  The illustrations really capture the beauty of the Caribbean. 







Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

from Rhyme Time Valentine by Nancy Poydar (Holiday House, 2002)


I was honored to be invited to write a guest post at Catherine's Pascha blog about diversity in Valentine's Day children's books.  You can read it here.


Monday, February 1, 2016

The Valentine Express

The Valentine Express by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (Marshall Cavendish, 2008). 

This is a very creative, sweet book about a bunny named Minna celebrating Valentine's Day at school.  When she and her brother Pip walk home from school, they decide to make valentines for their neighbors who might not receive any otherwise. But these aren't your average valentines... they make a jigsaw puzzle, heart mobile, and a tic-tac-heart game, to name a few.  Kids can follow along with how the bunnies make their creations and try them out for themselves. 






See my Pinterest board of Valentine's Day books here.