Must Reads from Pengun
Children’s Book Reviews
Spring brings a batch of wondrous Penguin Young
Readers Group books. Lavishly illustrated, lovingly created, a treat for
the young ones to read or for the ones who love them to read to them.
“Three Bears in a Boat” by David Soman (Ages 3-4,
$17.99) is a winner. Its focus is on three little bears who sail away to
all kinds of adventures, new islands, huge wales and the like. Their
quest is to find a new seashell to replace their mother’s favorite that
“The Baby Tree” by Sophie Blackall (Ages 5-8, $16.99)
is a very clever read along about curious John asking everyone he
encounters: “Where do babies come from?”
“Froggy Gets a Doggy” by Jonathan London and Frank
Remkiewicz (Ages 3-5, $16.99) is as its title suggests about the getting
of a pet dog instead of a bunny or some mice as preferred by mother.
Funny, enchanting, a love of a book.
“Baby Penguins Love Their Mama” by Melissa Guion (Ages
3-5) is a perfect book for Mother’s Day. It is also one really suited
for a mother and child to read aloud together. Fantastic illustrations.
“A Mom for Umande” by Maria Faulconer (Ages 4-8,
$16.99) is a fabulous look at the baby gorilla Umande and his adventures
seeking a mother to take care of him. His mother was challenged.
“Sprout Helps Out” by Rosie Winstead (Ages 3-5,
$16.99) is another perfect gift book for mom and child for now or for
Mother’s Day. With highly appealing images and language, “Sprout Helps
Out” is a winner.
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