children’s book

Word Play and Rhyme Work Together in “Mama Built a Little Nest”

Title:  Mama Built a Little Nest Author:  Jennifer Ward Illustrator:  Steve Jenkins Publisher:  Beach Lane Books Year:  2014 Word Count:  300 (estimate)       It’s with mixed feelings that I arrive at the last day of the 14:14 Blogging Challenge. It’s certainly been a challenge for me since about the same time I started… Read more »

“Otto, The Book Bear”: A Charming CHARACTER

Title: Otto, the Book Bear Author/Illustrator: Katie Cleminson Publisher: Disney Hyperion Year: 2011 Word Count: 318 If you’re looking for a great study in character, look no further than Otto, the Book Bear. In this charming story, we meet Otto, a bear who lives inside a book, but who comes to life when no one… Read more »

RHYME Time in “God Bless You and Good Night”

Title: God Bless You and Good Night Author: Hannah C. Hall Illustrator: Steve Whitlow Publisher: Thomas Nelson Year: 2013 Word Count: 250 (estimate)   My son received God Bless You and Good Night as a Christmas gift from his grandparents. I’ve been reading it to him over the last month and a half, and while… Read more »