We shared some of our favorite summer reading books last month but we haven’t been able to stop reading! Here are a few of our new favorites for July.
The two most dreaded words a parent can hear from her/his child. Right? This book is the complete opposite of boring. Just when a little girl thinks she couldn’t possibly be more bored, she meets up with a potato who turns the tables on her by declaring that children are boring. This one got lots and lots of giggles. Definitely getting plenty of replay!
We’ve been practicing our chopstick skills with the only green vegetable our daughter can’t get enough of…edamame. So I was delighted to discover this lovely book about chopsticks that celebrates both independence and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. I’m not usually a big fan of puns but this book makes them irresistibly entertaining.
This book caught my attention because it made me think of my dad who is an artist with a perpetual green thumb. Unfortunately no one else in the family inherited the gift of making plants thrive. Lane Smith explores aging, memory and the bonds of family history and love. The illustrations are beautiful. Warning: you may get a little weepy (like me).
Helmut is an odd dog because he doesn’t like bones. He likes apples. He suspects his next-door neighbor Igor might be stealing his beloved apples. The ending has a great lesson. I won’t spoil it for you. I’m madly in love with the illustration style and color palette used.