Friday, January 25, 2013

Trick or Treat

October Books!

Halloween may be over, but it's never too late for a treat. Here's what my daughter and grandbaby surprised me with. My birthday falls on the same month:

And here's a closer look at each book:

The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell

Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. But when they decide to build a huge monster of their own, he isn't exactly what the creatures were expecting. He's happy. He giggles. He's just grateful to be alive. And he has a lesson for his grouchy creators that only takes two little words.

In this playful tale from bestselling picture book author Patrick McDonnell, a very BIG monster shows three very BAD little monsters the power of boundless gratitude.

(Click here to download free activities.)

Patrick McDonnell is a favorite around here, and now we have two of his books:


Next up...

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Illustrations by Peter Brown

The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit who fears his favorite treats are out to get him.

Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him…or are they? It’s all fun and games . . . until you get too greedy.

(Check out this fun video.)

Here’s one spread from the book that really tickled me:

“…tunktunktunk of carrots creeping.”
(Click on the image to read the full text.)

What a perfect description of someone sneaking up from behind, eh. And Jasper's expression is priceless! 

I like the contrast of scary and sweet that these two books add to my collection of giggly-ghoulish creepers.  My children know me well!

November's book order will be up next...

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