I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the month of June than by sharing a new picture book.
How to Surprise a Dad
Written by Jean Reagan
Illustrated by Lee Wildish
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
March 24, 2015
Age range: 5-8 years
Another winner from the How To… series told thru the innocence of a child’s eye. You’ll laugh at the antics of the children as they offer tips on becoming a super surpriser. What dad wouldn’t feel loved by the efforts that this family goes to to make his celebration extra special? Sweet illustrations with fun detail describe each page.
Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad
Written and illustrated by Liz Climo
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
May 5, 2015
Age range: 3-6 years
Rory, a dinosaur, goes on a solo adventure, or so he thinks. Rory’s dad is with him every step of the way, unbeknownst to the little dino. The illustrator’s style is simple and eye-catching with ample white space so little ones will focus on the action. A charming story, that reminds children the importance of a father’s love.
Why I Love My Dad
Illustrated by Serena Geddes
Published by Little Bee Books
April 7, 2015
Age range: 3-6 years pages
There are many reasons why a child loves their dad and this book depicts several special ones. What a sweet gift this would make for a dad if their child were to personalize the final pages, as offered in the book.
And for the graduate in your life…
I Wish You More
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Published by Chronicle Books
March 31, 2015
Age range: 5-8 years
Another delightful collaboration between a dynamic duo. Sparse text and stellar illustrations fill this uplifting book from cover to cover. Its positive message gives hope in discovery and delivers a sentimental end. My youngest son is graduating this month from the University of Oregon. Yahoo! I purchased I Wish You More for him as a gift card because it conveys, most certainly, what every parent wants for their child…the best and more.
Here’s wishing you all a fantastic new season, with endless wishes and… more! ~Cathy