Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends! It’s been a really busy week and tomorrow I’ll be helping my daughter celebrate her 40th birthday…oh my goodness…it’s hard to believe it was 40 years ago that we brought that precious bundle of sweetness home.
Caroline continues to be a most precious light in my life…I think she was three years old in this photo – a total little moppet, wouldn’t you say?
Which leads us to our Perfect Picture Book for today…but wait! I have a book to give away – a copy of Dawn Young’s THE NIGHT BAAFORE CHRISTMAS. And the winner is:
Congratulations, Beth…I will connect you and Dawn!
Hmmm…where was I? Oh, that’s right. We were talking about little moppets.
PORCUPETTE AND MOPPET
Written by Nadine Poper
Illustrated by Alicia Young
Published by Blue Whale Press (2019)
Themes: Reading, paying attention, getting along
Synopsis: From the publisher’s website:
Porcupette loves to spend days alone in the quiet forest reading. But when Moppet, a bumbling predatI lor, comes along with his silly antics and non-stop rambling, Porcupette’s sanctuary is turned topsy-turvy. When Moppet finally makes his move, they both get a big surprise that suggests Moppet should read more, and Porcupette should listen more carefully. Alicia Young’s delightful art brings even more life and humor to Nadine Poper’s fun and educational story about a porcupine, a fisher, and their natural relationship in the wild.
Why I love this book:
- I love books about books/reading and the text creates drama and tension as we, the readers, know that something ‘fishy’ is up with this fisher.
- Kids will love the wonderful humor – Porcupette wants to be left alone to read – and I totally know how she feels! But she is so preoccupied, she doesn’t seem to be paying attention to the danger she might be in.
- Illustrations are fabulous!
Here’s a little bit about author Nadine Poper
Nadine Poper is an elementary librarian for an urban Pennsylvania school district who loves how fortunate she is to be surrounded all day by books and children to share them with.
As a mom to three boys and two dachshunds, Nadine became a huge wiener dog fan and self-published three children’s books about dachshunds.
She is also a foster home for Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue and donates portions of those book sales to the rescue.
When not writing, Nadine loves to travel to dog and dachshund events with her family, gardening in her Blandon, Pennsylvania backyard, and of course reading children’s literature. You can connect with her at:www.nadinepoper.weebly.com
And find out more about her books:
Everyone probably knows how much I love paper plate crafts…they are inexpensive, easy to do with young kids, and so much fun! For detailed instructions: https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2016/02/paper-plate-porcupine.html
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Stay safe and happy reading!