Picture Book Love: Zoo-Mate Wanted

Picture Book Love: Zoo-Mate Wanted

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.

Picture Book Love: Bunheads by Misty Copeland

Picture Book Love: Bunheads by Misty Copeland

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.

Picture Book Love: Catch That Chicken

Picture Book Love: Catch That Chicken

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.

Picture Book Love: Sunday Funday in Koreatown

Picture Book Love: Sunday Funday in Koreatown

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?

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: CLOTHESLINE CLUES TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: CLOTHESLINE CLUES TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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 [...]

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: THE WAY TO TREASURE ISLAND

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: THE WAY TO TREASURE ISLAND

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 [...]

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: ANTONINO’S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: ANTONINO’S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

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 [...]

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: STAY THROUGH THE STORM

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: STAY THROUGH THE STORM

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 [...]