The children’s librarian in me likes to review picture books– so Saturday is my day to do that! Usually, I do new (or at least newer) books, but this week I am doing some picture books that are a little bit older. These three picture books are three of my favorites and I hope that you enjoy them too!
This is probably one of my all-time favorite picture books. Even as an adult I can’t hardly read this one without laughing. Leonardo is a terrible monster. He can’t scare anyone! But one day Leonardo meets a boy named Sam who is having a really, really bad day. He soon realizes that maybe there is more to life than being a monster and scaring people. So Leonardo goes on to become a very good friend instead. Mo Willem’s fun illustrations and the character’s hilarious facial expressions make this book a must-read for all ages!
This fractured fairy tale is just too cute! Rapunzel is trapped in her tower and right on time the prince comes riding by to save the damsel in distress. The only problem is that when the prince tells her to let down her hair he finds that she is a little hard of hearing and she throws down her underwear. The book proceeds with funny rhymes and hilarious antics. It is a picture book that is sure to keep everyone laughing. Enjoy!
Not a Box is good for younger ages, especially those with a vivid imagination. Rabbit takes a box (or not a box) and pretends it is a mountain, a car, and a variety of other things. People keep asking what else he can do with his box, but he is adamant that it is NOT a box. This book would be great to inspire your child or classroom with unique ways to use their imagination and to be creative. This book is a fun read!