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Trailer Tuesday! Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

25 Sep

Anyone who follows this blog (or knows me even slightly) knows how much I LOVE Pete the Cat. LOVE. So much so that I had him tattooed on my arm (yes, really!). So I’m excited to share the book trailer for the new Pete story: Pete the Cat Saves Christmas! Now, generally, I’m not a big fan of Christmas tie-in books. They always feel forced – as if the publisher said to the author one day: “we need you to write a Christmas book next. They sell big.” I haven’t seen this one yet, so I can’t comment, but based on the trailer it looks like it might be alright. I have high hopes!

Happy Book Birthday to Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons!

1 May

I am in possession of a copy of this book RIGHT NOW and I can’t TELL you how excited I am. It’s wonderful! A good match for the first book. And the colors are bright and glorious. Plus there’s a very catchy chant:

I do NOT apologize for getting that stuck in your head. “My buttons, my buttons…”

Trailer Tuesday: The Pigeon Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems

3 Apr

Not much more needs to be said other than: THERE’S A NEW PIGEON BOOK AND IT’S OUT TODAY!!! Pigeons worldwide comment:

(Thanks, Mr. Schu, for pointing out the video!)

Trailer Tuesday: And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

6 Dec

It’s 11 degrees today here in Colorado. So I’m kinda dreaming of Spring.  And I’m definitely looking forward to this book about Spring, illustrated by Caldecott meadalist Erin Stead! I love the splashes of color, and the story looks like it will be just right for young ones learning about seeds, plants, and weather.

Trailer Tuesday: E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld & Ezra Fields-Meyer

8 Nov

Oh no! The letter E has fallen down the stairs and is injured! E will have to be replaced by O in every word until he recovers! I can’t wait to see this title from the author/illustrator of Cloudette and What Are You So Grumpy About? It could prove to be very silly and wonderful! Imagine: elevator becomes olovator; eggs become oggs!

Trailer Tuesday: A Dog is a Dog by Stephen Shaskan

31 Oct

A Dog is a Dog…unless it’s not. This looks to be a fun rhyming book about opposites and animals with a silly surprise that young kids will LOVE! They’ll have a great opportunity to chime in during storytime, like the kids do in the trailer. The illustrations look whimsical and fun. Can’t wait to get my hands on this title by Stephen Shaskan!

Trailer Tuesday: Lots of Bots! a Counting Pop-Up Book

25 Oct

My preschoolers love pop-ups. Just like pretty much every other kid. I shared David Carter’s One Red Dot with them for a numbers/colors storytime and they LOVED hunting for the dot and shouting “I see it!” when they found it. I used the story as an opportunity for vocabulary building – the kids had to tell me WHERE on the page/structure they found it, and not just point and say “there” (which they are inclined to do).

Now David Carter has come up with another delightful pop-up that I think my kids will love: Lots of Bots! A Counting Pop-Up Book.  Robots and pop-ups. How could learning to count get any more fun?

 

And, to make things THAT MUCH MORE FUN, Random House is taking advantage of how tech savvy today’s generation is by giving us an app based on Lots of Bots, called Bot Garage! It works on iphone, ipad, and ipod touch, and of course I had to have it.  Give your bot arms, legs, a torso and head, and add a background and accessories. At $.99, it’s a steal!

 

Here’s a picture of a bot I created, whom I named “Trixie”:

Trixie

 

 

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