What will tomorrow bring? Most likely it’ll entail a sky with a certain degree of blue, breakfast in the kitchen and an open door to the outside world. Whatever tomorrow will bring — pondered and wondered about by kids everywhere right before bedtime — just might turn out to be more wonderful and strange than they think. A poignant book for nightly reading and tomorrow-dreaming with a clever reassurance to all readers to expect something good. Expect something funny. Expect something lovely. Expect the unexpected.
It’s true that many marshmallows live ordinary lives, but look out for the ones who dare to imagine that there is more to life than learning to be squishy and stand in rows, for they are capable of extraordinary things. Whether you dream a little — or a lot — this sweet, funny and whimsical book is an inspiring reminder to do so!
Frankfurt is a unique urban daschund with decidedly eccentric tastes but something he just can’t get behind is his name. Oh how he despises the name Frankfurt! How can anyone take a dog that resembles a sausage seriously with a name like that? He puts a plan in motion to communicate this aversion to his owner Pierre and hopefully he can get the message through, loud and clear! An entertaining and humorous story that will makes us wonder if we’ll ever truly understand the depths of canine thought.
A story about a birthday gone terrifically awry. Harold Snipperpot is turning seven and it’s his first real birthday party ever. His parents hire cool Mr. Ponzio to plan an extraordinary afternoon that Harold will never forget. The special day is here, the doorbell rings and before Harold and his family know it, a raucous jumble of wild animals is stomping through their house, wreaking havoc in wild, unimaginable ways. Stunned by the fiasco unfolding before him and unable to give it too much thought, Harold goes along for the ride. He discovers that strangely enough, even extraordinarily bad things have their silver lining — proof that sometimes the worst disaster in the world can be the best disaster ever.
Seemed like a perfect moment to share Hey, Water! since we are nothing if not wet from today’s deluge of rain. As can be surmised from the title, the book is all about water — its forms, facets and nuances — from the tiniest, silent tear to a wide, rushing river. And indeed, water does “roar and pour” (like today’s rainstorm). Antoinette Portis brings a colorless subject to life, making it playful and enjoyable for little ones. As always, she brings magic and wonder to the quotidian, and we love her for it. Author’s notes about water forms and conserving water close this delightful book.