Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads

kid sheriff

As I sit here typing, I am staring at a poster for last year’s Caldecott winner, Brian Floca’s Locomotive. Would the committee that honored that wonderful book have given the time of day to the utter silliness that is Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads? Of course, I have no idea. Anyway: new year, new […]

Abe Lincoln’s Dream

Abe Lincoln's Dream

First, an aside: I meant to talk about this one in November, but forgot. I forgot because a certain second grade picture book hoarder (she knows who she is) absconded with this and about eight other newish books. So, true to form, I am Down To The Wire on this one. Our second of three […]

Grandpa Green

Grandpa Green

So, a few of you have chimed in about Grandpa Green and I can see why. The committee will have a ball talking about this book. In order for the story to be fully appreciated, the reader has to read the pictures slowly. Objects morph into other things—tears into garden hose water, bush into cannon. […]