Saturday, April 4, 2015
Spots in a Box by Helen Ward -- ESSENTIAL
Poor guinea fowl, born with no spots! To help himself feel less out-of-place, he mail-orders replacements, but every delivery is wrong...until one very special boxful makes him smile, and he knows he's found a fashion statement that's all his own.
I love this picture book for so many reasons. The moral about wearing what makes you happy -- even if it doesn't match what everyone else has on -- is wonderful. The illustrations are creative and amusing, with some fun formatting choices that set them apart. Best of all, it's tons of fun to read aloud, with spot-on rhyming (pun intended) and a flowing rhythm. Highly recommended.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Caryn