Wee Society

Brief Thief  by Michaël Escoffier

This book gets belly laughs from our preschooler. When Leon the lizard runs out of toilet paper, he wipes with what appears to be a pair of discarded underpants hanging on a tree. (Yep, gross.) Leon then hears what claims to be the voice of his conscience — guilting him into washing and returning the briefs. It’s a hilarious story about getting caught doing something you shouldn’t — with a surprise ending about what those underpants and voice really are. Brief Thief is the best book we’ve read this summer — and a pretty fun way to teach kids about doing the right thing.