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.
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This book was on my TBR forever so I was so excited to find a copy. It is silly and funny. One piranha tries to get his friends to try new foods, but they only want to stick to the basics like toes and bums. What made it especially great is that my husband realized that Aaron Blabey is Australian so (I think) that means that “piranhas” and “bananas” rhymes if spoken in an Australian accent. The kiddos had a blast trying to mimic my husband, who is quite good a accents, and then they’d burst out in giggles. The illustrations are just as fun as the text. Highly recommend to those who like extra silliness.
My 4 year old’s favorite color right now is pink. He is also getting ready to start preschool for the first time so I am steeling myself for the inevitable day that another kid tells him that pink is a girl color. I especially like this book because not only does it demonstrate that it is ok to like whatever color you want to, it is also a great color concept book by itself.
I have listened to the audiobook for all three in this series and they have all been fantastic. Victoria Schwab is one of my favorite authors because she knows exactly how to balance the right amount of creepy for a middle grade novel. Reba Buhr is a fantastic narrator as well. Cassidy is a relatable and adventurous protagonist. The spooky side of New Orleans is a great backdrop for this excellent ghost story.