I just found three great new picture books for the library. I think each will make for a fun read aloud. Primary kids will love them.
THE COW LOVES COOKIES is by Karma Wilson, who our students LOVE. This book will definitely be loved. The story takes place on a farm. The farmer goes around the farm to feed the animals. Each has a special thing to eat, especially the cow. There is enough rhyming and repetition that it will make for a great read aloud or shared reading. And it is a fun story. At the end of the story, we learn WHY the cow loves cookies.
I am loving the new Amelia Bedila picture books so I was happy to see AMELIA BEDELIA'S FIRST APPLE PIE by Herman Parish. This book has the usual Amelia Bedelia humor. I love these books because they are so accessible to kids. The words and phrases that confuse Amelia Bedelia are those that they hear often and may need clarification on. A great character to start conversations about this. This book also includes information about apples, the types of apples, and making apple pie. A recipe is included at the end of the book!
BEAR IN UNDERWEAR by Todd H. Doodler is a fun book due to the topic of course. Bear is playing hide-and-seek with a bunch of friends. On his way home, he stumbles on a backpack and takes it home. When his friends convince him to open it, it is filled with a variety of underwear. Bear tries some on--one pair is too big, another is too small, another is too silly, etc. He finally finds a pair that fit him just right--the tighty whitey underwear. Amazingly enough, his friends decide they need underwear too and each finds a pair that fit perfectly. Really a hysterical book--what a concept. Kids will love that the whole book is about underwear and the illustrations are perfect for young children--bright and fun.