The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about some adult fiction books as well.
How can you not love a book where the main character’s name is Jim Panzee? This is such a cute book with very cute illustrations. I think this can be read to demonstrate that it is ok to be grumpy sometimes. But it is also a great book for extroverts (like myself) who interact with introverts (like my husband) that may look grumpy sitting on the couch at a get together, but really they’re just having a good time in their own way.
I love Aaron Reynolds and this book did not disappoint. It is really fun to get into the tone of how you’re reading it. I also loved the repetition because it meant that my 3 year old son could “read” it to me too.
This may be my favorite of the trilogy. I always enjoy a good pun, so these books are all so fun. And I like How the punny-ness happens not only in the text, but in the illustrations as well. And the message is great without being didactic.
Excellent spooky gothic mystery food middle grade readers. You can read my full review here.
I picked this one up because I loved how creepy the cover looked. I really enjoyed the premise of the book and I liked the spook factor. And the magical elements were pretty original and fun.