Perfect Picture Book Friday: DINO’S PAJAMA PARTY

Happy Friday, dear friends. Today’s featured book is sure to please the kiddos…as well as moms and dads who are trying to get their little ones to bed…and teachers who are looking for a fun rhyming read-aloud. The author, Laurie Wallmark, is a dear friend of mine and is better known for her narrative nonfiction biographies about strong women…but oh my goodness…she is multitalented for sure! You are going to love this one!

DINO’S PAJAMA PARTY

Written by Laurie Wallmark

Illustrated by Michael Robertson

Published by Running Press Kids (2021)

Ages: 3-8

Themes: Dinosaurs, bedtime, rhyme

Synopsis: From Amazon:
Much like us, dinosaurs love to have fun. Dinosaurs from all around gather together to play instruments, dance, and sing before bedtime. But soon the dinosaurs grow tired and need their rest. This is a book that’s sure to have kids following the dinos’ lead as they get ready to go to sleep.

WHY I LOVE THIS BOOK:

  1. This is a great read-aloud for home or school.
  2. The text is filled with action verbs and a rollicking rhythm.
  3. The illustrations are delightful – bold and full of fun!

RELATED ACTIVITIES:

Photo courtesy: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/67920/50-dinosaur-crafts-activities/

Kids really do love dinosaurs and they will love trying some of these amazing dinosaur crafts and activities: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/67920/50-dinosaur-crafts-activities/

Please remember that the best way we can tell an author that we love her book is to buy a copy, review it, tell friends about it, ask your local library to purchase copies for their collection. DINO’S PAJAMA PARTY launches on October 19th…and is available for pre-order!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! The New England Fall Foliage is in full bloom…quite a spectacular sight!

And if you are looking for more wonderful picture book recommendations and activities, please hop over to Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday linky.

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: COUNTING ELEPHANTS Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends.

Today’s book is written by one of my favorite kidlit people. I met Dawn Young back in 2015 when she created a super cool video for Angie Karcher’s RhyPiBoMo (a rhyming challenge now called Rhyme Revolution). And now she has several picture books – and here is her newest that launched in March.

COUNTING ELEPHANTS

Written by Dawn Young

Illustrated by Fermin Solis

Published by Running Press Kids

Ages: 4-8

Themes: Counting book,

Synopsis: From Amazon:

Math + Magic = chaos. A zany book about counting elephants before they disappear!

Our poor counter just wants to count her ten elephants, but – POOF! – her magician friend is making it impossible. Ten, nine, eight… each time we get back to counting, one of the elephants has been changed into something unexpected. Puppies, frogs, peanut butter and jelly, and, of course, a rabbit and a hat appear and disappear in this funny, fast-paced story.

Why I love this book:

  1. Filled with humor – kids will love the funny interaction between the kid who is counting elephants and the magician who keeps changing the number of elephants by turning them into something else.
  2. Love the illustrations!
  3. Great STEM element with the math.

RELATED ACTIVITIES

Photo courtesy: https://artsycraftsymom.com/20-enormously-cute-elephant-crafts-for-kids/

Look at all of these awesome elephant craft activities. For details, click on this link: https://artsycraftsymom.com/20-enormously-cute-elephant-crafts-for-kids/

And if you need a smile…and a chance to get up and exercise, here is that super cool video Dawn did:

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway of a copy of COUNTING ELEPHANTS. 

And don’t forget that our favorite authors need our support. If you can, purchase a copy. If you read the book, please review it. If you love it, please tell your friends about it and ask your library to purchase copies for their collection.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend…and please stop by tomorrow for Will Write for Cookies when Kirsti Call visits to chat about her writing journey and her newest picture book: MOOTILLA’S BAD MOOD.