Chelsea is ready to share some more of her favorites from this month’s books we have been checking out. Lately Chelsea and I have truly enjoyed the type of books where you have to look at pictures and find the different items in the picture or figure out what is wrong with the picture. We really enjoy working on those type of puzzle books together. I know that Chelsea really gets a kick out of them. So I feel that this Readers Circle we will be featuring books about animals and activity type books that we have recently came across.
The first one we would love to mention is Deep in The Forest: A Seek and Find Adventure. Deep in the forest, early in the morning, the animals slowly wake—except the panda, who is sleeping in. The monkey stretches, the red ant hides, the black bear yawns, and the gazelle smiles. But where is the okapi? Can you find it?
Over 50 animals—including the okapi—hide on the pages of this beautiful board book. The gorgeous forest scenes take readers from morning to night, from high in the trees to deep underground. Deep in the Forest is as much a visual treat as it is an introduction to exotic animals. Chelsea just loves this book. She loves being able to look for the different animals in the different pictures.
The next one we would like to mention is If I were a Kangaroo. Chelsea just loves when we get to have some cuddle time and read an adorable bedtime story. This one is just precious. Chelsea just loves how the Kangaroo mommy takes care of her baby. It’s time for sleep, and this fun-to-read rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas. Chelsea just loves that this shows how each of the animals go to bed. So curl up, imagine your favorite animal, and…zzzzzzzzzzz.
Next on our list is The Giant Jumperee. Two of the world’s most celebrated picture book creators, Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, team up for the first time in this jaunty animal fable for fans of Room on the Broom and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a loud voice coming from inside his burrow:
“I’m the Giant Jumperee and I’m scary as can be!” shouts the stranger.