Picture Book Roundup - Fall 2019
Here are three new books that have something for every young family and busy caregiver.
A little boy in Puerto Rico misses his dad who lives "across the bay." Eight stories by a beloved author are collected in one book designed for reading in 5-minute increments. A little boy comes to understand that the length of five minutes is highly subjective.
Warm, boldly colored and outlined illustrations showcase the beauty of Puerto Rico, the experiences of a darling young boy missing his father "across the bay," and the loving family that he comes to realize is all he needs. "... 'When sad things happen,' the ranger said, 'I think of them like dark clouds. No matter the storm, the sun always returns.' And just like that, the rain stopped. ..."
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Margaret Wise Brown
A collection of selected stories by the great Margaret Wise Brown. While they do not measure up to her classic story, Goodnight Moon, this is nevertheless a satisfying compendium of eight stories with varied themes—bedtime, nature, numbers, etc. Each has a different illustrator, but all feature bright, uncluttered pages with minimal text. As the title suggests, each story can be read in about 5 minutes.
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How long is five minutes? That all depends. Are you waiting in line at the post office? "Five minutes is an eternity!" Or are you playing games at the carnival? "Please? Just five more minutes?" Five Minutes: (That's a lot of time) (No, it's not) (Yes,it is) is a brightly illustrated, humorous look at the concept of time through the eyes of a young boy. https://shelf-employed.blogspot.com
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Source: L Taylor, Shelf-employed