From time to time, I like to read a lot of picture books. Mostly because I love having extra storytime ideas and because it never hurts to have some picture book suggestions on hand. I also love sweet stories and illustrations so here’s four picture books that I definitely will be looking for a chance to use in the near future.
Chocolate Moose by Maggie Kneen – Chocolate Moose loves chocolate almost as much as he loves to help. When this BIG moose starts helping in Mrs. Mouse’s LITTLE kitchen, the only thing he cooks up is a huge chocolate mess!
A very sweet story about a clumsy moose who loves chocolate and eventually he finds something else he’s good at: cheering up and babysitting Mrs. Mouse’s children.
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes – One bright spring day a little white rabbit sets out from home on an adventure. What does he find? Look! Everything is new. Anything is possible. . . .
You can always count on Kevin Henkes to write adorably touching and sweetly illustrated stories.
Suki, The Very Loud Bunny by Carmela D’amico and Steve D’amico – Bunnies are supposed to nuzzle their carrots, hop through the meadow, and listen to their mommas. Most of all, bunnies are supposed to be quiet. Except Suki doesn’t much like doing what she’s supposed to do, and her BIG voice leads her into some BIG trouble.
Very cute. And really the lesson here is that being loud isn’t always bad so much as it isn’t great to be loud all of the time.
Where’s Walrus? by Stephen Savage – Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself.
This picture book was so hilarious. I’m not always a fan of picture books without words, but really this story didn’t need any words. The cutely comical illustrations of the walrus disguising himself as various things such as part of a fountain, a construction worker, and even as a can-can dancer do an excellent job all on their own.