Woo hoo! I won a book at the Grog launch party! I got my prize book in the mail this week.
The prize is a signed copy of “Hot Rod Hamster” by Cynthia Lord. Since I am participating in RhyPiBoMo this month, this rhyming picture book came at a perfect time.
The hamster of the title is going to participate in a race and so has a junkyard dog help him outfit a hot rod.
Not only are the rhymes beautiful, but the book is interactive too. The child is asked to participate by indicating which parts of the car he/she would choose.
I tested it out on my daughter, and she wanted me to read it again, and then informed me that it is her fourth favourite picture book.
I thought I would share with you her other three favourite picture books, the ones that she asks me to read over and over again.
3. “The Three Ninja Pigs” by Corey Rosen Schwartz
This is a twist on the three little pigs fairy tale. The three little pigs decide that they are going to learn martial arts in order to defeat the big bad wolf. However, the first two little pigs don’t study long enough, leaving it up to their sister to protect them.
2. “The Library Mouse” by Daniel Kirk
Sam is a library mouse who reads and reads and reads. One day he decides that he is going to start writing books instead, leaving them out for the library patrons to read. But when the librarian puts out a note that they want to meet the mystery author, Sam must find a way that the patrons can do so.
3. “Hooway for Wodney Wat” by Helen Lester
Rodney is a rat who is teased for his inability to pronounce his r’s. Because of this he is the shyest rodent in school, even hiding himself in his coat. But when bully Camilla Capybara shows up, Rodney surprises all the rodents.
The bonus is that I don’t mind reading these books over and over to my daughter. So these books are not only enjoyed by a child, but by the adult reading them, which is so important.
What are your children’s favourite picture books?