It's my favorite time of the month! Book Report time! I've got fresh new reads for you folks, ranging from the silly to the sweet. These books have everything you need to ring in spring, so without further ado, let's dive in!
Charlotte and the Rock
Meet Charlotte. She's wanted a pet, like forever. She's not quite sure she had a rock in mind, but when he parents present her with one, she's optimistic and decides to make the best out of the situation. She's a thoughtful and loyal pet owner, and her love pays off when her rock reveals a surprise... it's not a rock at all, but an adorable dinosaur named Dennis, festooned with glasses and a goofy smile. Fans of What Kind of Pet Should I Get will dig this unexpected and silly tale.
Not Quite Narwhal
Speaking of unexpected... Not Quite Narwhal is a charming tale of a unicorn that thinks he's a narwhal (hey, we all have skewed perceptions of ourselves, right?). Despite not looking, feeling, or acting like his family of narwhals, hero Kelp believes he is what he is, until he discovers there are other creatures that look like him. But where does he fit in between these 2 worlds? This is a great read to explore the concept of 'Other', and fitting in; a lesson that is constantly evolving and important these days, and Not Quite Narwhal does it with compassion, color, and whimsy.
If I Had A Little Dream
Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillon are so on point with the Scandinavian trend, and incorporating it into If I Had a Little Dream. This sweet story is gorgeously illustrated, and reminds us that there is wonder in the everyday things. It's a message of gratitude and love, and having a soft place to land. Pick it up, grab your cuddle buddy, and read with lots of hugs at the ready.
North South East West
Margaret Wise Brown fans, you are going to be so happy to read this new story by the award winning author! I know it's a little early for Mother's Day, but I plan on giving this one to my Mama, and I fully expect it to give her all the feels. A baby bird is setting out on its way, but can't decide what direction to go. So it explores them all, and at the end of her adventures, decides home is best for starting the circle of life all over again. Have the tissues handy for this beautiful book!
I so hope you enjoyed this month's recommendations! What are you reading this month? Holla at me and let's compare notes! Happy Reading ya'll!