Category: children’s books

If the S in Moose Comes Loose

Another 2018 picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Hilarious! If the S in Moose Comes Loose written by Peter Hermann and illustrated by Matthew Cordell is stunningly hilarious. Judging from their short bios both the author and the illustrator are hilarious themselves. Go-figger!…

Loved to Bits

Another review of a 2018 picture book by Jean Matthew Hall. It’s an ode to childhood imagination, and a tribute to loyalty and love. Loved to Bits was written by Teresa Heapy and illustrated by Katie Cleminson. Roaring Brook Press brought it to life…

Elmore

Another 2018 picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Elmore was written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie, author of the Toot & Puddle books. It was published in 2018 by Penguin Random House. Such precious illustrations! They remind me of the Beatrice Potter books…

Tomorrow

It’s difficult to talk with our little ones about hard topics like hunger, war and displaced families. Today’s picture book might be a bridge to discussing some of those topics. Tomorrow is not like most picture books I’ve read. It isn’t silly or dreamy…

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

Another 2018 picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. I Do Not Like Books Anymore! According to the jacket flap is a story of “the struggles and joys of learning how to read.” Yes, I can see that in the cute story about a…

ERASER

Another Picture Book Review of a 2018 picture book by Jean Matthew Hall. ERASER was written by Anna Kang and illustrated by Christopher Weyant. IT was published in 2018 by Two Lions. I’m sure this must be a very popular book, but it isn’t…

Whale in a Fishbowl

Another Picture Book Review of a 2018 picture book by Jean Matthew Hall. Whale in a Fishbowl was written by Troy Howell and illustrated by Richard Jones. It was published by Schwartz & Wade (of Random House) in 2018. This is a quiet story…

Life with My Family

Another Picture Book Review of a 2018 picture book by Jean Matthew Hall. Life with My Family is a cute and clever nonfiction picture book about the names of various animal families. It was written by Renee Hooker & Karl Jones. It was illustrated…

The Marvelous Mustard Seed

The Marvelous Mustard Seed was written by Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. It was illustrated by Margaux Meganck. The Marvelous Mustard Seed was published by Flyaway Books in 2018. The Marvelous Mustard Seed is an interesting picture book that has an unusual focus…

Picture Book Review – The Manic Panic

Another 2018 Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. As soon as I touched The Manic Panic I suspected it would be different from other picture books I’ve been reading. The spine is clothbound—such a delightful texture to a booklover like me. The book…

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