Zoo-Mate Wanted is an adorable picture book featuring two physically identically sisters with (of course) different personalities. Leah and Lilly love each other, but they just have different preferences. One day, after dealing with Leah's messes, Lilly gets fed up and moves out of their room. Leah is unfazed, and just decides she'll find a new "zoo-mate" who doesn't mind messes and is willing to paint and get creative everywhere and whenever. After interviewing and testing out a few animal friends, she realizes finding a new zoo-mate isn't as easy as it seems.
Bunheads was my first experience with a Misty Copeland picture book. I love watching her dance, so I was happy to get a digital copy of this ARC. This story is based on Misty's first-time experience with ballet class. The teacher tells them the story of Coppelia (which they will be performing), and then they learn the steps and eventually perform by the end of the book.
Catch That Chicken was my first read of the author Atinuke. She is popular for her Anna Hibiscus books, a series of chapter books set in Africa (many readers place the country as Nigeria as Atinuke is Nigerian). In this delightful picture book, young Lami who lives in a large village compound, is known to be the best chicken catcher. She runs quickly, trying to catch any chicken she's asked to, until one day, her adventures lead to a sprained ankle and Lami has to learn new ways of catching chickens.
Aram Kim's Sunday Funday in Koreatown follows Yoomi, whom you may already know from No Kimchi for Me. The latter was a hit for picky eaters and readers who love fun food books. In this picture book, Yoomi wakes up excited for her usual Sunday funday festivities, but this Sunday is not so... fun. First, she can't watch the morning show she likes, thanks to her brothers, then she can't wear her favorite shirt because it's still wet from the wash! But then, she's still going to Koreatown with her dad, so maybe there's hope yet?
Disclaimer: I received an electronic ARC of Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School from the publisher. All views expressed in this review are my honest opinions. SYNOPSIS: Clothesline Clues to the First Day of SchoolCatchy rhymes and visual cues introduce young readers to the people they'll encounter as they embark on their first [...]
Disclaimer: I received an electronic copy of The Way to Treasure Island from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. SYNOPSIS: The Way to Treasure Island This funny, adventure-packed story teaches children that even though people are different, they can still have fun together. Summary Matilda and her dad are complete opposites. While she [...]
Disclaimer: I received an electronic copy of Hey, Dog from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. SYNOPSIS A boy wins over an abused, stray dog with persistence and love in this heartwarming story. Summary: Hey, Dog In Hey, Dog a boy finds a stray dog hiding in the bushes in front of his [...]
Disclaimer: I received an electronic ARC of Lola Goes to School from the publisher via Edelweiss. SYNOPSIS Spunky Lola embarks on a new adventure--the first day of school! Summary In this next book in the Lola picture book series, Lola's adventure is school! Lovers of the series already know Lola to be a spunky, book-loving [...]
Disclaimer: I received an electronic copy of Antonino's Impossible Dream from Beaming Books in exchange for an honest review. SYNOPSIS A new picture book from Beaming Books and winner of the Beaming Books Picture Book Writing Contest! Antonino is a young artist who dreams of painting a masterpiece, an impossible dream he calls Friend. When [...]
Disclaimer: I received an e-ARC of Stay Through the Storm from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. SYNOPSISWhen dark clouds gather in the distance, two friends come together to comfort each other through the storm. They shield each other through the rain, make a fort inside, and play games between claps [...]