We get excited about children's books every day here at Wee Society, but this week is in fact Children's Book Week. So, we're celebrating by reading our kids' favorites as many times as they ask, using as many silly voices as we can come up with. These are a few we're getting really good at.
I am a little tiger. by Francois Crozat
If your kiddos are animal lovers, they'll fall in love with this adorable series. Each book is told from an animal's point of view (tiger, panda, dinosaur, monkey, giraffe, and more), taking you through a day in its life. The gorgeous, detailed illustrations make each story come alive, and the hardcover board books look beautiful lined up on the shelf—plus it helps them survive the most destructive toddlers.
What do a towering tree, a friendly monster and a sporty little red delivery truck have in common? They're all featured in this week's What Wee Read. Hold onto your hats.
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Floyd gets his kite stuck in a tree. So, he throws a shoe at it, which also gets stuck. Then a bunch of other stuff gets stuck, like a friend's bicycle, a kitchen sink, the family cat and a rhinoceros. It's about inventiveness and determination, and it's completely silly and fun.
This week's What Wee Read features hidden surprises, lovely design and lots of "little" treats. Enjoy.
Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton
When a little owl falls from his nest and gets lost, his eager (but not so bright) squirrel friend tries to help him find his mama. Our boys love playing along. "No, that's NOT the mommy!" Haughton is one of our all-time favorite illustrators, and this engaging, adorable book is one of his best. And it has a great surprise ending.
Thinking about What Wee Read was so much fun last week that we wanted to share a few more wonderful books that our kids never seem to get tired of—and maybe more importantly, we never get tired of reading to them.
Press Here by Herve Tullet
In this clever take on interactivity, kids are instructed to press the dots, shake the pages and tilt the book to make stuff happen throughout. No digital tricks here—it's all done on a flat printed page, with a little imagination. (Our kids were admittedly a bit confused when pressing didn't work like an iPad.) Old school, we like it.
In honor of National Reading Month, we thought we'd share a few of our very favorite kids' books. Some are beautiful, some are clever, some are silly—and all are fun to read together.
What Wee Read:
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
For almost a year, our boys demanded reading this book every single night. We still have the catchy rhymes memorized. It's about Blue, a country pick-up truck, and his animal friends who figure out the importance of helping others. (And shout out to our Iowa roots—we spent lots of time in pick-ups.)