Bruno Munari's Zoo by Bruno Munari
Originally published in the U.S. in 1963, this is one of the most beautifully illustrated animal books we’ve come across. But it’s Munari's original take on humor— “Flamingos know they are beautiful and strange, and play at symmetry” and “If bears played baseball, polar bears would be umpires” — that make it truly special for both kids and adults. It’s one of our go-to baby gifts, and will stay on our shelf long after our kids outgrow it.
Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers
For a kid who feels lonely (which is worse than getting stung on the head by a bee on a rainy day), if conditions are perfect — involving a jolt of electricity or a bit of magic— an imaginary friend might appear. Like Fred. A little boy named Sam wished for an imaginary friend, and Fred showed up! They did everything together. Fred tried not to think about the day when Sam would meet a real friend and wouldn’t need him anymore … and then something special happens. Connecting with any kid who has ever felt alone, this is a wonderfully quirky and inspiring story of friendship, inclusion and imagination.
Bone Soup by Cambria Evans
In this Halloween version of Stone Soup, Finnigan the skeletal, zombie-like creature is known for his massive appetite. When he hungrily comes into town with his eating stool, his eating spoon, and his gigantic eating mouth, residents desperately hide their food. So Finnigan filled a huge cauldron with water and set it to boil in the middle of the town square. He added a big dry “magic" bone to the pot, and began singing. Curious townscreatures came by and, with some clever prompting, began to add their contributions — bat wings, stewed eyeballs, spider eggs, toenail clippings, dried mouse droppings — and they all feasted together. “To think, it was all made from a Magic Bone!” A classic story with fantastic spooky-silly illustrations. Our kids ate it up.
Looking for a cute, quick, easy costume idea? Download Wee Society’s DIY mask instructions, and transform your kiddo into one of our wildly popular creatures.
The delightfully dangerous DINOSAUR
The uniquely spooky UNICORN
The not-so-scary KOALA
The fantastically frightful FOX
The ghoulish & giggly GORILLA
The haunting, hoo-hoo'ing OWL
The jovial jack o'LION
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