Fun Finds November 2010
1. Spork by Kyo Maclear
Where does Spork fit in? He's neither spoon nor fork, and there's no place for him at the table. That is, until "a messy thing" arrives and reaches for the perfect utensil: Spork! Kids Can Press, $17. Ages 4 to 8.
2. Take the Time by Maud Roegiers
This meditative book serves as a valuable reminder to slow down and take time to be true to yourself. Subtitled "Mindfulness for Kids," the book gives advice that serves us all. Magination Press, $10. Ages 4 to 8.
3. Dirtball Pete by Eileen Brennan
Orginarily, Pete is dirty and stinky. But for the school recital, his mother is determined that he stay squeaky clean. For every parent who thinks that cleanliness is akin to godliness, this knowing book may change their minds. Random House, $16. Ages 4 to 7.
4. Brontorina by James Howe
Who says dinosaurs can't be ballerinas? This apatosaurus may not have the right shoes, but she sure did pick some great, accomodating friends! Randy Cecil's depictions are divine. Candlewich, $16. Ages 4 to 8.
5. Where Giants Hide by Mij Kelly
If you're searching for life's enchantments in the form of mermaids and dragons and such, this rhyming book delivers big time. Ross Collin's bold illustrations reveal true magic on each and every page. Sourcebooks, $17. Ages 4 and up.
6. Perfect Soup by Lisa Moser
Murray, a mouse, is trying to make the perfect soup — but he needs a carrot. Farmer will give him one if he'll haul logs. Horse will haul logs for jingle bells. And on it goes. But in his dogged pursuit, Murray almost overlooks his one true friend and ally, Snowman. Cheerfully illustrated by Ben Mantle. Random House, $17. Ages 3 to 6.