September 2, 2015

Picture Book Round Up

Because I'm getting my school media specialist license I'm reading more picture books than normal.  
Although middle school is where my heart is - I still love picture books! Besides any good teacher knows the power of a good picture book at any age!

I decided that once a month I would do a 
Picture Book Round-Up 
of some great picture books I've read lately.

I've got three today.

Title: Wild Child
Author/Illustrator: Steven Salerno
The jungle can be a scary place, but there is one creature who is the fiercest of all: it grabs, it pulls, it cries, it poops—it’s the WILD CHILD! All the animals live in fear of this nasty baby who cannot be tamed or soothed. No matter what the animals try, the wild child just gets wilder! Can the animals join together to bring peace back to the jungle and make the wild child a mild child?

Thoughts:  Very cute book that everyone can relate to because we've all been around that "wild child". Bright bold illustrations add to the fun.  

Title: I Love You More Than Moldy Ham

Author/Illustrator:  Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
When a young monster sets out to create a gourmet dinner for someone special, he squelches through marsh and muck to find just the right ingredients, from beetle knees to plump slugs to chicken teeth! But who is the dinner for? A surprise awaits his special loved one and readers alike!

Thoughts:  One of those "awwww" but yet "ewwww" books that kids will love.  Great cute book about doing something special for the ones we love.  

Title: Peanut Butter & Jelly Brains
Author: Joe McGee
Illustrator: Charles Santoso
Reginald isn’t like the other zombies who shuffle through Quirkville, scaring the townspeople and moaning for BRAINSSSSS! The only thing Reginald’s stomach rumbles for is sticky peanut butter and sweet jelly. He tries to tell his zombie pals that there’s more to life than eating brains, but they’re just not interested. Will Reginald find a way to bring peace to Quirkville and convince the other zombies that there’s nothing better than PB&J?

Thoughts: I LOVE zombies and this picture book is perfect!!! Cute and funny and appropriate.  How could you not love a zombie that just wants a PB&J??? Well done!!


  1. Thanks for the reviews. I will try to check these out.

  2. A ZOMBIE WHO WANTS PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY BRAINS?! SACRILEGE!!! ;) ;) Just kidding! Picture books are awesome. I remember when I needed to go to the toilet as a kid, I would always bring a picture book with me to pass the time, even if I read them a million times already.

    Faye at The Social Potato