There is nothing better then, curling up with the young ones and reading a great book, We are always on the look out for some new and amanzing books, the kids love to read and this gives us the chance to spend time together.
Olive is not your ordinary girl. And one day when this spunky young lady decides to go for a walk in her grumpy, too-busy city, she finds some extraordinary things. What Olive does with them will delight and inspire. This lively picture book is filled with the author’s exuberant collage artwork and playfully hand-lettered words.
The main part of the story deals with the objects Olive chooses to bring home. You will see how thoughtful Olive becomes with her choices. She takes nothing for herself. Some examples of items she will bring home are: memory for her grandfather, humor for her older sister, eyesight for her dad, and hope for those who live around her.
When young artist Mina looks up at the cold winter sky, she is struck with an idea. And as she draws with her crayon, something magical begins. Her canvas expands to the snowy world beyond — a world in which Mina uses her creativity to help others, forge new friendships, and make memories to warm the heart for seasons to come.
Mina’s White Canvas is such a heart-warming, tender story full of friendship, imagination, and lovable characters. Little readers will adore endearing Mina and her fun new companions. Lee’s soft, lovely illustrations bring her wintry scenes to life so vividly. Mina and her new friends have a super fun day full of surprises.
It’s a snowy, blowy, wintry day — just perfect for a yeti hunt! Or so thinks big brother. But younger brother is not as convinced. Questions abound: Have you ever seen a yeti? Is a yeti strong? Can a yeti run fast?
Yetis seem to have come into vogue for picture books, as evidenced by NO YETI YET by Mary Ann Fraser. Two brothers go on a wintery search to photograph a yeti; the older brother more enthusiastically than the younger. As they hike, older brother answers questions about yetis. The observant reader will note they are being trailed by the very object of their search. The illustrations make it clear the yeti is friendly, not threatening. When they finally meet, the boys panic, drop their camera, and flee home, pursued by the yeti. When the yeti arrives at their door, the boys realize he was just returning their fallen camera, and reward him with some hot cocoa.
These are some of the cutest books, and are the perfect read and gifts for the holiday gift season. Great books and my younger neices and nephews enjoyed them.