Perfect Picture Book Friday: Let’s Dance

Title: Let’s Dance Written by: Valerie Bolling Illustrated by: Maine Diaz Boyd Mills Press, 2020 For ages: 3-7 Themes/topics: dancing, cultures from around the world, rhyme, rhythm, joy First pages:            Tappity-Tap            Fingers Snap            Turn, Twirl            Twist, Whirl Summary (from the publisher): This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: BEDTIME DADDY!

Title: BEDTIME DADDY! Written by: Sharon Giltrow Illustrated by: Katrin Dreiling EK Books, 2020 For ages: 3-7 Themes/topics: bedtime, parent-child bond, role reversal First page: When you see your daddy rub his eyes and stifle a yawn, announce, “Bedtime, Daddy!” Summary (from the publisher): Putting Daddy to bed can be hard work. Especially when he starts…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE FORT

Title: THE FORT Written by: Laura Perdew Illustrated by: Adelina Lirius Page Street Kids, 2020 For ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: imaginative play, sharing, friendship First spread: As the prince strutted toward his castle, he daydreamed about the royal feast he was planning. He imagined music and food and fun with friends. But when he crossed over the…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: EARTH HOUR: A Lights-Out

Today I review a beautiful and timely new picture book debut about Earth Hour, an annual event that highlights the importance of energy conservation. Title: EARTH HOUR: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet Written by: Nanette Heffernan Illustrated by: Bao Luu Charlesbridge, January 2020 For ages: 3-7 Themes/topics: Earth Hour, energy conservation, sustainability First spread: All…