Looking for some great reads for those little shavers, say 15 months and up? Bold, jolly books, short in length but long in painstakingly-crafted ideas and artwork, coming right up!
Truck, Truck, Goose, written by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Zoe Waring published in 2017 by Harper
One oblivious duck goes on a picnic. How much trouble could that cause?
Plenty and more! Jazzy bright color, gobs of jolly trucks, great humor, and a sweet ending. Fabulous.
Goodnight World, written and illustrated by Debi Gliori published in 2016 by Bloomsbury
Debi Gliori’s chalky, curving, comforting images spill across the pages in this lovely book…
… simply saying goodnight to all kinds of good things in the world. A creamy dreamy treat that’ll end your day with a warm glow.
Round — written by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo published in 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
An impeccably gorgeous book with a deceptively simple premise — exploring the round bits in our world.
One of my favorite books of the year. Warm, full of wonder, and beautiful.
Which Way? written by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter published in 2010 by Tundra Books
Slaughter’s bold-as-brass graphic design and bright primary colors will arrest a child’s attention as you ponder together all the ways to get around and reach your destination.
Simple. Classy. Intelligent. This same team has several other cool titles for toddlers as well.
Stack the Cats, written and illustrated by Susie Ghahremani published in 2017 by Abrams Appleseed
Beginning with one cat sleeping, we count up by cats. When enough of them arrive, we can stack ’em. But too many cats in a stack teeters and totters. Add a few more, and we can stack cats in a couple of equal, smaller stacks. Effortlessly mind-stretching number awareness on tap here with a side of wit.
I Know Numbers! written and illustrated by Taro Gomi published in Japan in 1985; first U.S. edition 2017 by Chronicle Books
Taro Gomi’s genius explores the numerous places numbers show up in our world from thermometers to bus stops, team jerseys to dice…
… all delivered with aplomb and massive child-appeal.