NEW Picture Books Are Springing Up!

Welcome spring!



I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.
~Anne Lamott





Ribbit. Ribbit.



frog pic


Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods. Besides the daffodils that are bursting forth, the first true sign that the season is upon us is the return of the sound of frogs. Next, will come the chirping of the baby birds, as new life abounds all around.










UnknownWolfie The Bunny

Written by Ame Dyckman

Illustrated by Zachariah Ohora

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

February 17, 2015

Age range: 3-6 years

40 pages



New life is something to celebrate. But Dot, the bunny, in the new picture book WOLFIE THE BUNNY, may not have quite the same enthusiasm over sharing her life with a new baby brother.  Ame Dyckman’s delightful approach to entertaining her young readers with humor and quick wit will charm. In this story, Dot gets a new little brother, a baby wolf. Dot’s concern over the fact that her new brother may devour the bunny family goes unnoticed by her parents. Are Dot’s concerns justified or is she simply experiencing jealousy over the new addition? Zachariah OHora’s illustrations are distinctive, vibrant and perfectly capture the essence of the story. You’ll want to eat this book “all up” and read it over and over again. You and your lil’ bunnies will love it so!



You can follow Ame Dyckman on Twitter, as suggested on the book’s jacket. She engages with her fans and never fails to entertain.

Go to Zachariah OHora’s website to see more of his fabulous work.

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51NkHl+J99L._AA160_ I Don’t Want to Be a Frog

Written by Dev Petty

Illustrated by Mike Boldt

Published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers

February 10, 2015

Age Range: 3-7 years

32 pages 



Let’s not forget the frogs, and especially a froglet that doesn’t want to be one.

In Dev Petty’s I DON’T WANT TO BE A FROG, that is exactly this young frog’s dilemma. He eventually realizes that there is definitely at least one BIG advantage to being a frog.  The sparse words presented in speech bubbles accompany the wonderful illustrations by Mike Boldt. A lesson is told about appreciating oneself even though life may look greener on the other side. A TOADily fun story that will have your lil’ POLLIWOGS jumping with joy.



To find our more about Dev Petty, visit her website.

To see more of Mike Boldt’s work, visit his website.


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24 thoughts on “NEW Picture Books Are Springing Up!

  1. Oh my goodness, we have to have Wolfie the bunny. WE are huge Amy Dyckman fans and we a a little brother for Gigi on the way, this is perfect. Thanks for the great recommendations and for joining us on the Kid Lit Blog Hop


    • When I first saw Wolfie the Bunny’s cover it was love at first sight. I didn’t know you were expecting, Julie. How exciting! Congrats! Thanks for co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop and stopping by to comment.


  2. Ahhhh SPRING… I love this time of year, but it’s still my time to sit in, but the windows are now unlocked so I can open them every morning and I sleep with them with a crack open too. WOO HOO! Thanks for stopping by. I am now following all your social networks I can find. Hope you can do the same especially my linky followers I just can’t seem to get that number to move 😦 Have a great weekend. HUGS


  3. How fun! The robins are out and hopping around in the snow, today. We are ALL so ready for spring. Thanks for sharing great books, pal. Have a paw-some weekend. ~The Gang


  4. Yes, spring is showing itself in Ohio. Love your book choices. The cover on Ame Dyckman’s new book is fabulous. Makes you chuckle right away as you know it will be filled with humor. And, I really enjoyed your review of Dev Petty’s “I Don’t Want to be a Frog.” I like the messages in both books, but I’m glad they are also entertaining.


  5. Both these books look sweet – and share an interesting theme!

    Spring has just about touched us here in North Yorkshire too – the daffodils are coming out and I spent this afternoon clearing away winter debris from the garden… Happy Spring – and good to have connected via the #KLBH!


    • Your part of the country certainly has had its share of the white stuff this year. Laughter is a great way to chase away the winter blues or the spring flakes of white. 😀 Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Cathy!


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