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The Woods by Paul Hoppe

-I discovered this book earlier this year and decided to use it for a pajama time storytime. It's a great book for storytime. The text is simple and the illustrations are bright and colorful and perfect for a larger crowd.

The story is about a young boy who is about to go to bed, but can't find his rabbit. He decides he must venture into the woods. Along the way he comes across several scary things-a bear, giants, and a three headed dragon-only to discover that they're not scary at all. Instead they need the boys help in some way.

This is a great read about conquering your fears and using your imagination. It was lots of fun to read in storytime and I recommend it as a read aloud!

Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage

-Where's Walrus is a wordless picture book about a Walrus who goes on an adventure around town and the zookeeper who tries to catch him. The illustrations have a retro feel, which I love. Walrus's adventures are hilarious and he's easy enough to spot for younger readers. I read this with my two-year-old niece and she had a blast pointing out where Walrus was on each page. A wonderfully fun book for a lapsit with toddlers and preschoolers.

Comments

  1. These both sound like such fun! I'd love to read The Woods with my little Babe Lincoln, and the cover of Where's Walrus had me at hello. My little niece and nephew are currently obsessed with Where's Waldo books, and I have a feeling they'd have a lot of fun with Walrus. Thanks for the introduction!

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  2. I love "Where's Walrus" too. Just such clever fun, and one that both my son and I like to look at.

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  3. I'm always looking for picture books to add to my "to reads" list. Good wordless picture books are even harder to find. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  4. I put The Woods by Paul Hoppe on my TBR. Thanks. Have you read Thirteen Words by Lemony Snicket. I think its hilarious and I love the illustrations.

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  5. These look great. Can't wait to check them out.

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  6. I'll have to check out The Woods. I'm always on the prowl for new things for storytime!

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