A Picture Book Appreciation Post (Part Two)

(Part One)

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Some of the loveliest, prettiest and funniest picture books I’ve seen in the past week.

Be a Friend
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn’t until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship–and how special he truly is! At its core, this book is a heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage, and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt “different.”
(Its such a lovely message and so heartwarming)

The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth
The famishing vanishing mahoosive mammoth is a hairy beast who simply can’t think of anything but his tummy. So how, then, can his friend Bug distract him?
Find out in this hilarious rhyming picture book about one hairy mammoth with a ridiculously large appetite, and one loyal friend with a clever plan.
(clever and brilliant and impossible to read aloud)

Dog on a Train
A young boy drops his hat as he’s rushing out of the house. His faithful friend picks it up and follows and so the adventure begins!
(This book has no words but still tells a beautiful story and you just have to go awwww)

I Will Love you Anyway
I don’t do ‘sit!’
I don’t do ‘stay!’
But I will love you anyway.
From the celebrated creators of Kipper, Wibbly Pig, and Zoe and Beans comes a picture book to treasure. Dog is very badly behaved – he destroys everything, chases cars and won’t stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he can count on.
(THIS IS SO CUTE)

Witches and Fairies
Witches and fairies are different and, needless to say, they play different games. Witches play witches’ games, like turning princes into frogs. And fairies play fairy games, like turning frogs back into princes. And, then there’s Clotilda.
(This is so stunning, in both story and pictures. I fell in love with it the second I opened it)

Little Frog
When Little Frog drops into the lives of a very normal family chaos ensues.
(Its just hilarious)

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