If you’re down, stressed, or just plain grumpy, nothing is better for you than an awesome picture book. And it is always pretty exciting when there’s forthcoming picture books to pine after. Since I am still not at all ashamed of my picture book love, here are 4 titles I cannot wait to read. Even if it’s only to myself.
The Monster Returns by Peter McCarty (January 2012) – Jeremy thought he’d seen the last of his monster when he sent him away with a one-way bus ticket. But suddenly there’s a knock on the door . . . and the monster has returned!
Jeremy tries to decide what to do. Is it possible that the monster is in need of a friend?
I loved Jeremy Draws A Monster so I can’t wait to see what happens when the monster comes back!
You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown (September 2011) – Today is the day the exuberant Lucy is going to make a new friend! But she finds it’s harder than she had thought—she accidentally ruins the giraffe’s breakfast and is much too big for the frogs’ pond. Just when she’s about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her, and loves her just the way she is.
Zero the Hero by Joan Holub and Tom Lichtenheld (February 2012) – Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. That’s what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn’t add anything in addition. He’s of no use in division. And don’t even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint: Poof!) But Zero knows he’s worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable.
No pun intended, but this looks super cute!