Tricycle Press (June 4, 2001)
Ages 4 and up
Big and small, etc. and overcoming obstacles.Opening:
Down in the town
by the butcher's shop door,
sat Hairy Maclary
from Donaldson's Dairy.
Out of the door
came Samuel Stone.
He gave Hairy Maclary
Simple story, lovely illustrations, beautiful, easy to remember rhyme, repetition. The kids will have this book memorized. You need to read the first Hairy book (He meets the other dogs in this one.) first. That way you know all the characters. It is called Hairy Maclary From Donaldson's Dairy.
Why I loved it:
These books are so simple. I should have put ages 2 and up. Yes, two year-old children can understand these precious stories. The illustrations jump right off the page. The dog names are so funny too. Shnitzel von Krumm with a very low tum, Hercules Morse as big as a horse, you get the picture. :-)
Hairy Maclary's one more or less game
Children can make Hairy Maclary badges, stickers, and finger puppets here.
Please visit the beautiful Susanna Leonard Hill for more wonderful picture book stories.
Snutt the Ift Written and illustrated by Helen Ward
Little Pickle Press; 1ST edition (2011)
Ages 4 and up
Synopsis: (From Amazon)
Two explorers from different worlds discover the wonders of a strange new planet. Soon each becomes lonely. When they finally meet each other, they discover something even more wondrous-that friends help us blossom and shared experiences make all the world more beautiful.
Why I loved it:
What's not to love? Huge double spread illustrations that are absolutely beautiful! The text is equally beautiful with like sticky-footed flewimols and blossiblums just to name two. As Snuft looks at the beautiful world around him, he cannot even do his measuring and recording he's so in awe. To me it teaches us to look for the loveliness around us. It's there. Just look.
Since this book is about two courageous explorers I have two wonderful links for you to check out: Explorers and teacher resources for explorers.
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Perfect Picture Book Friday will be back in September. Have a beautiful weekend. :-)*Waving* xoxo
Great choices!! I'm loving the opening to the first story. I can totally see little ones remembering it into adulthood. ;D (There are a few PBs from childhood that I still know by heart. Is that bad? lol)ReplyDelete
Thanks Sheri! Me too. Maybe that means the authors did their jobs. :-)ReplyDelete
I just realized thanks to Sheri's comment that I did NOT post the opening to Snutt the Ift. *sigh* I am not home with my Snutt either. Just know it has beautiful language and lovely illustration tucked inside those two covers. Life must be getting to me these days. Apologies.ReplyDelete
Just reading the name Hairy Maclary put a smile on my face!ReplyDelete
Snutt the Ift sounds wonderful too.
I'm gonna miss your PBFs; I hope the sun shines on your summer and I'll see you in September.
Hey, I know the publisher of that second book!ReplyDelete
I wish my kids were picture book age. :(ReplyDelete
How cute is that second cover?! I wish I had someone to read picture books to... guess I'll have to borrow my little cousin sometime ;)ReplyDelete
When I read the linky title, on Susanna's site, I thought, "This is going to be some book!" Then I realized it was too books. They both look great, Robyn. I especially love the planetary explorers.ReplyDelete
Wow, these both look like great books featuring unique characters. Thanks, Robyn!ReplyDelete
The title in itself is catchy and intriguing!ReplyDelete
Thanks Robyn for introducing me to two great picture books. Btw..whats the word count for them?ReplyDelete
Wow! This is very unique and I love it. Will have to check it out for my granddaughter. Many of your suggestions have ended up as gifts. It looks beautifully illustrated! Love te cover.ReplyDelete
I got chills when I read about Snuft the Uft. I love Little Pickle Press. Although Hairy Maclarey sounds cute too!ReplyDelete
What awesome picture books Robyn!ReplyDelete
I just LOVE the illustrations. I am toying with the idea of writing/ illustrating my first picture book soon. It scares me a bit, but I am excited about trying something new.
It's been AGES since we talked. I hope all is well with you.
Have a great weekend.
I LOVE Hairy Maclary!!! And the other one looks good too :) Lovely wonderful awesome choices - can't wait to add them to our list :)ReplyDelete
The unique terms in Snutt the Ift make it definitely a Beth book. I must see if I can find it!ReplyDelete
Thanks! (The first one sounds delightful, too, but Snutt really spoke to me...)
I love your PB posts! It brings to light so many good books. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Robyn .. great "what's not to like" .. also wonderful words to create imagination in the minds of little ones, as well as getting their tongues round the names .. funReplyDelete
You are spoiling us! I love everything I read from Little Pickle Press! And I love Hairy McClary.ReplyDelete
Snutt the Ift looks beautiful! Thanks for the recommendations and links :)ReplyDelete
Yikes, my library does not have Snutt! Illustrations look beautiful, will keep searching!ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful title with cute pictures...ReplyDelete
Both these books look really good! I want to read them! :DReplyDelete
Both these books sound wonderful! Wonderful titles and cute pictures.ReplyDelete
These are wonderful choices, Robyn! And I especially love the illustrations in Snuff the Ift, though they are both lovely!ReplyDelete
I would love to read both books. I always read about the most charming picture books when I come to your blog.ReplyDelete
Aww, these both sound so nice. Makes me wish my kiddo was still reading picture books!ReplyDelete
So sweet - both of them. I'll have to get them for my nieces and nephews.ReplyDelete
Robyn...2 for the price of 1...we must have been very good this week. :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful stories...I agree with you about the age range...2 year olds LOVE to listen to picture books...they may not always understand every word or concept...but they love the language, illustrations and closeness to the person reading the story. :)
Two more books to read to my niece?ReplyDelete
Awesome, thanks Robyn.
Sounds like two winners, thanks, amigo! I need to write these titles down and pick them up for my grandson.ReplyDelete
Hope you are hanging in there. Sending love and hugs your way.
Thanks for stopping by and supporting me in the Star Wars thing!ReplyDelete
These books look awesome! I haven't heard of either of them- but I look forward to checking them out.ReplyDelete
Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)ReplyDelete
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