Children's book reviews

This week’s book is another alphabet book.  I KNOW, I know, I’m sorry.  It’s just that my child is very interested in letters lately. It’s probably my own damned fault for keeping foam letters and letter puzzles around in her playroom.  →MORE...

Honestly, I’m not certain what it is about Jeremy Draws a Monster, written and illustrated by Peter McCarty, that I find so alluring.  It’s a short, imaginative tale about a lonesome boy who scribbles up a demanding monster of a friend.  →MORE...

I was happy there all by myself, alone at the End of the World. M.T. Anderson’s Me, All Alone, at the End of the World is a fascinating book about the joys of solitude.  It has an underlying environmental message as →MORE...

Donald loves numbers, which is probably how we wound up with no fewer than six counting books in our midst.  I do not love numbers, but of all the counting books we read to Charlotte, I have to admit that I →MORE...

Book! Book! Book!, written by Deborah Bruss and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke, is one of a kind.  The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who find themselves bored when the children return to school.  Together, they march →MORE...