|The Marvelous Blue Mouse, by Christopher Manson, illus. by Christopher Manson|
|This book is illustrated using a technique called
illumination, the way scribes used to embellish manuscripts for
many centuries. This is an ancient tale of how a greedy, proud, power-hungry
mayor was taught a valuable lesson by Emperor Charlemagne and a wise counsellor.
This book has a good story and very impressive illustrations. If your child is
interested in calligraphy, this book is interesting to look at.
|Morris' Disappearing Bag, by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Rosemary Wells|
|These cute bunnies look like Max & Ruby. In
this story, Morris' brother and sisters get neat things for Christmas that
Morris would like to play with, but he is too little. So Morris invents a gift
that everyone else wants to play with! This book has cute illustrations and a
|Who's Got the Apple, by Jan Lööf/Ole Risom, illus. by Jan Lööf/Linda Hayward|
|A man buys an apple from a fruit store on April Fools'
Day, and chaos ensues. This is a fun story that brings you right back where
you started--but what a ride! The illustrations and colors are interesting to
look at, and go along very well with the story. This one is fun to read with
|Albert the Albatross, by Syd Hoff, illus. by Syd Hoff|
|The illustration style is the main reason I buy
Syd Hoff books. Many of the stories are fun to read as well. In this
story poor Albert the Albatross becomes lost after a storm at sea. He
asks all kinds of other birds to help him find the ocean, but no one
seems to know the way. Read this story to find out how Albert finds his
way back to the sea!
|Hooway for Wodney Wat, by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger|
|I like Lynn Munsinger's illustrations. When I saw
this book on the shelf in my favourite used book store, I had to check it
out. There I found the story of Rodney Rat, a poor little rat who couldn't
even pwonounce his own name wight. In the end, Rodney becomes
the class hero after a run-in with a capybara who likes to show off.