One Little Blueberry by Tammi Salzano

Who knew one little blueberry could cause so much trouble? When one little blueberry falls to the ground, all the hungry insects are eager to have it for themselves. Who will end up with this tasty treat?

Counting has never been so much fun as with One Little Blueberry by Tammi Salzano. Coupled with the charming artwork of Kat Whelan, this hardcover with spot laminated cardstock pages, will be a popular read in your house. I found the spot lamination to be quite an intriguing feature, as the glossy spots immediately capture the reader’s eye.

I truly loved this story. It takes a great deal of imagination to create a simple book that teaches counting, but Salzano makes it seem easy. Whelan’s bright and colorful illustrations in some ways matched the simplicity of the text: the angular lines of the ants’ faces, the insects’ dot eyes, the wispy lines of the antenna. Yet, there is so much going on in these zany pictures of insects chasing after the coveted blueberry, that you’re captivated by them as much as you are by the story.

This might just be my favorite book of the spring season!

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Tiger Tales
  • ISBN-10: 1589258592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589258594
  • SRP:  $12.95

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

The timeless classic poem by Clement C. Moore comes alive again in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Kat Whelan.

Santa Mouse lands on the Mouse family’s roof in this delightful sharing of Moore’s beloved poem. With his “eight tiny reindeer” Santa Mouse arrives at the Mouse family’s house dressed “all in fur, from his head to his foot”, and leaves presents for the family as Mr. Mouse looks on.

Kat Whelan’s artwork is absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail and the stunning colors make this a book you’ll want to display on the top of your bookshelf or a coffee table all season long. The pages are highlighted with a glitter varnish, which little hands will love to touch and feel.

This poetic tale is always a great read-aloud story, but when you couple it with Whelan’s lovely artwork, it becomes a not-to-be-missed Christmas reading experience.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Tiger Tales
  • ISBN-10: 1589258584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589258587
  • SRP:  $12.95

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