CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen Illustrated by Renee Kurilla

Theme: girl power, self belief, teamwork, ingenuity, perseverance

Publication: 2019

Age: 3-8

Let me just start by saying I LOVE THIS BOOK! It’s such a call to arms/ wings really, so to speak. This book starts with a chick on her way to a space rocket meeting. She’s excited. She’s enthusiastic. She’s…..not welcomed?! The nerve of that club excluding chicks! Well, this chick marches on, and finds other wonderful chicks that specialize in everything from art, to construction, to coding and more. They all come together and decide to use their skills and talents to make something together.

My daughter loved this book. My SON loved this book and asked me to read it again! The illustrations are beautiful! It’s colorful, it RHYMES, which is honestly, a talent in itself. I’ve tried to rhyme and failed. This book does so flawlessly.

I highly recommend this book! (If you can’t tell). It’s a great book to read aloud, and I guarantee you will be asked to read it again, and again.

Happy reading and re-reading!

Book Review: The Squirrels Who Squabbled by Rachel Bright, Illustrated by Jim Field

Themes: Friendship, teamwork

Age: 3-5 years old

Summary: This book is about one squirrel who lives for the present, and another who has worked hard to store nuts for winter. When each notice the last acorn, they both fight to have it. In a hilarious tale, we watch the squirrels squabble over the acorn, taking the reader on a wild ride through the forest, which ends with a ride over a waterfall and…….without the acorn. In the end, the squirrels laugh at themselves and decide that from this day on, they’ll gather food together and share.

It’s a great story to share with children because it teaches them that arguing and fighting isn’t the way to behave. Through funny illustrations, it also shows children that sharing and friendship what’s most important.

Friday Faves

Happy Friday everyone! We made it! (Insert celebration dance here!) I have a super cute book to share with you today. Ally-Saurus and the Very Bossy Monster by Richard Torrey is a book about Ally (who refers to her self as Ally-saurus) and her friends who have a great time playing in their shared world of make believe. That is, until Maddie comes along and starts telling everyone the “new rules” she has just made up. It’s a delightful story that gently teaches kids about bossiness and the need to respect each other and our differences. A great message, with cute and unique illustrations makes this book my pick for the week. Enjoy!