May 2014 BOB Picture Books


Arnold, Tedd. A Pet for Fly Guy. 9780545316156. New York: Orchard, 2014. Gr. K – 2. $16.99. 32p.Buzz the boy and Fly Guy come back for another fun story, this time as a full-sized picture book. Fly Guy is sad because he doesn’t have a pet so he and Buzz shop around and discover that a dog, a cat, a frog and a spider won’t work for Fly Guy! Very cute, short, easy-to-read way to get your almost ready to read crowd interested in the Fly Guy series of easy readers.
Picture Book                          Kathie Jackson, Plymouth Meeting Friends School


Heos, Bridget.  Mustache Baby.  New York: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  978-0-5477-73574-5. 40p.  $16.99. Gr. K-2.
A hysterical picture book to fit the mustache craze.  Baby Billy was born with a mustache, is it a good guy mustache or a bad guy mustache? Only time will tell. This is a perfect book to discuss feelings and emotions for different days, and just a fun book for a read aloud.  At times the pictures add to the meaning of the text to emphasize the sarcasm or difficulties the baby is having on bad mustache days. The illustrations are engaging and bright, the text creates movement and the story is humorous. For fans of The Day the Crayons Quit or Dragons Love Tacos it is another fun addition.
Picture Book: Fantasy                      Denise Naumann, Eisenhower Elementary

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