Fun Finds for November 2009
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Billy & Milly Short & Silly
by Eve B. Feldman
This amusing and original collection of short poems features playful illustrations by an artist who goes by the curious name of Tuesday Mourning. Penguin, $17. Ages 3 to 6.
Binky the Space Cat
by Ashley Spires
A graphic novel featuring Binky, an indoor cat on an outer-space mission to protect his humans from alien (bug) attack. What will his humans do without him after he blasts off? Kids Can Press, $8. Ages 6 to 10.
Adventure of Meno, Book One: Big Fun! and Book Two: Wet Friend!
by Tony & Angela DiTerlizzi
Known as the “Elf of Space,” Meno is an endearing little boy joined by a jellyfish friend named Yamagoo. Together they enjoy simple yet sweet adventures young readers will love. We adore the bright and gleeful illustrations. Simon & Schuster, $10 each. Ages 1 to 5.
The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies
by Ammi-Joan Paquette
Ever wonder where fairies hide? This guidebook not only tells you, it shows you where to look—inside tulips, under dandelions, even on the backs of chipmunks! Tanglewood Press, $16. All ages.
The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall de Sève
An extravagant duchess ignores the ordinary Earl of Norm until her fabulous feast goes awry. As the other guests scramble to make something delicious, the Duchess discovers how extraordinary an ordinary grilled cheese can be. Penguin, $18. All ages.
When You Meet a Bear on Broadway
by Amy Hest
A young girl befriends an unattended baby bear on the streets of New York City—and she’ll tell you exactly what to do should this ever happen to you! Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17. Ages 3 to 6.