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.
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.
Wolfie 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
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.
Written by Dev Petty
Illustrated by Mike Boldt
Published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers
February 10, 2015
Age Range: 3-7 years
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.