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Picture Book Saturday

Here are some recent favorites I've discovered at the library!

Oh No, Little Dragon! by Jim Averbeck
Rating: 4/5 Stars

Poor dragon was roaring and firing his flame until-oops!-he swallowed some water and now his flame is out! How can he get it back?

The illustrations are adorable. I mean, don't you just want to adopt that cute little dragon on the cover and give him a big hug?? The text is simple, the story is fun, and the illustrations are just too cute making this a perfect read aloud and great for storytimes. I also really appreciated that it had a bit of a sappy storyline (Mama Dragon helps Little Dragon get his fire back) but it never veers into annoyingly sappy territory.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Zoe is trying to get ready for the day, but what clothes will she need?

Oh Zoe, I understand your dilemma so well. I hate trying to choose outfits and pick out clothes. (I'll admit that I will lay in bed trying to figure out what to wear for the day!) And when you don't know what kind  of adventure you're going to have that day, how do you pick the right outfit? Anyone who has  had the task of getting a preschooler ready for the day can relate to Zoe.  Her reasoning for her various outfit choices (what if it's a twirling day? Or what if it's a hiding day?) will resonate with preschoolers. The illustrations are bright and colorful and I'll admit, I wouldn't mind having Zoe's wardrobe! The ending will leave parents laughing making this a great lapsit  read.

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  1. This is why it pays to pick out your outfits the night before! ;-)

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