Book #27 "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler   A clever mouse defends himself from many would-be predators by outwitting them with a tall tale about a mythical beast, The Gruffalo!  Ironically the mouse eventually runs into the gruesome Gruffalo and has to outwit him too! Written in iambic pentameter, this cute and clever "brains beating brawn" story also features whimsical cartoon artwork that will have the reader rooting for the underdog!

Book #27 "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler A clever mouse defends himself from many would-be predators by outwitting them with a tall tale about a mythical beast, The Gruffalo! Ironically the mouse eventually runs into the gruesome Gruffalo and has to outwit him too! Written in iambic pentameter, this cute and clever "brains beating brawn" story also features whimsical cartoon artwork that will have the reader rooting for the underdog!

#2 “Lost and Found” by Oliver Jeffers    A heartfelt tale about two strangers finding friendship unexpectedly. Gorgeous artwork. Wonderful story. This perfect picture book is my inspiration.

#2 “Lost and Found” by Oliver Jeffers A heartfelt tale about two strangers finding friendship unexpectedly. Gorgeous artwork. Wonderful story. This perfect picture book is my inspiration.

Better than etch a sketch! Create an illustration with legos. What a fun idea!

Better than etch a sketch! Create an illustration with legos. What a fun idea!

Book #35 "Oh No!" by Mac Barnett & Dan Santat  A fantastic story about a young girl who wins 1st place at the science fair. Unfortunately her giant robot starts to rampage! Did I mention that the robot also has a superclaw, laser eye & the power to control dogs’ minds? Well, after many failed attempts to stop the ear-less, illiterate robot that can't feel pain, our hero hatches a new plan. This naturally involved creating a giant attack toad... 2 GIANT THUMBS UP!

Book #35 "Oh No!" by Mac Barnett & Dan Santat A fantastic story about a young girl who wins 1st place at the science fair. Unfortunately her giant robot starts to rampage! Did I mention that the robot also has a superclaw, laser eye & the power to control dogs’ minds? Well, after many failed attempts to stop the ear-less, illiterate robot that can't feel pain, our hero hatches a new plan. This naturally involved creating a giant attack toad... 2 GIANT THUMBS UP!

#7 "Olivia" by Ian Falconer     Olivia is curious, clever, creative and cute. She is one precocious pig packed with personality. Her bold, bustling and buoyant spirit sometimes gets her into trouble, but her understanding mother "loves her anyway". The union between the sparse, but rich text, colour palette, and lovely line-work is pure picture book elegance.

#7 "Olivia" by Ian Falconer Olivia is curious, clever, creative and cute. She is one precocious pig packed with personality. Her bold, bustling and buoyant spirit sometimes gets her into trouble, but her understanding mother "loves her anyway". The union between the sparse, but rich text, colour palette, and lovely line-work is pure picture book elegance.

Book #25 “Scaredy Squirrel” by Mélanie Watt    Scaredy Squirrel is scared of almost everything. As a result, this quirky squirrel owns detailed plans, emergency kits, graphs, lists, and even comparison charts to keep him safe. One day, Scaredy is forced to leave his nut tree and face the big unknown… with some surprising results! This charming book series teaches us about facing our fears, taking chances and discovering new things. It also features scarily cute, clean and stylish art.

Book #25 “Scaredy Squirrel” by Mélanie Watt Scaredy Squirrel is scared of almost everything. As a result, this quirky squirrel owns detailed plans, emergency kits, graphs, lists, and even comparison charts to keep him safe. One day, Scaredy is forced to leave his nut tree and face the big unknown… with some surprising results! This charming book series teaches us about facing our fears, taking chances and discovering new things. It also features scarily cute, clean and stylish art.

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