Published by Dial Books on September 6th 2016
Source: Fountain Bookstore
From the creator of Ladybug Girland Three Bears in a Boat, this funny and endearing tale of friendship found and tested is great for fans of Beekle
In a big field, a boy has a tree house, and one day, he has a neighbor—a monster with a talent for silly dances and funny faces. The two become fast friends, even setting up a pulley-line to pass notes between their tree houses. The boy knows just how to celebrate this invention—with music! But the monster’s tuba music is loud. Really loud. WAY. TOO. LOUD. Before the boy can think, he hurls a water balloon at his neighbor to get him to stop. An epic water-balloon fight ensues, until the boy—fed up, spent, done—cuts the clothesline. No more note-passing. No more monster. Can the boy and monster ever be friends again? Does the boy even want to? Maybe he just needs to see things from a new, unexpected perspective.
The illustrations are lovely, but what I enjoy the most about this book is the way that the boy is able to see things from his monster friend’s point of view. We often get caught up in how we see things, and it’s never too early to learn that there are at least 2 sides to every story.The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
Published by Dial Books on April 18th 2017
Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which "mistakes" can blossom into inspiration
One eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake.
The weird frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.
And the inky smudges... they look as if they were always meant to be leaves floating gently across the sky.
As one artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in quirky and unexpected ways, taking readers on a journey through her process. Told in minimal, playful text, this story shows readers that even the biggest "mistakes" can be the source of the brightest ideas--and that, at the end of the day, we are all works in progress, too. Fans of Peter Reynolds's Ish and Patrick McDonnell's A Perfectly Messed-Up Story will love the funny, poignant, completely unique storytelling of The Book of Mistakes. And, like Oh, The Places You'll Go!, it makes the perfect graduation gift, encouraging readers to have a positive outlook as they learn to face life's obstacles.
A beautiful children’s book that shows how mistakes help make us who we are. Gorgeous illustrations and a message that we all need to hear- mistakes can lead to something beautiful!Night of the Living Worms: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure by Dave Coverly
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on October 20th 2015
What's a bird to do when his sibling is a big-time celebrity? It's a question Speed Bump has to deal with every single morning, because his brother happens to be the one and only Early Bird. You know, THE Early Bird, who ALWAYS gets the worm! Unfortunately, Speed Bump is a sleepy little bird with a big head and tiny wings who's worried he'll never live up to his brother. But he has a great buddy, the ever-hungry Slingshot, who knows how to lift his spirits. Together, they end up on an adventure deep in the nighttime forest, where they're forced to confront something more terrifying—and slimier—than they've ever imagined. It could all go horribly wrong . . . or it could just change Speed Bump's luck for good.
I enjoyed this book enough to put my Employee Pick sticker on it! Speed Bump is pretty much the bird version of me. And unlike his big brother Early Bird, he never gets the worm. With the help of his friend, the hilarious Sling Shot, they venture into the woods one dark night and uncover a plot by the king Nightcrawler! Humorous antics (including a wise old owl and a burping mouse, because kids book) ensue and it’s a lot of fun.