Hibernate with Me by Benjamin Scheuer

Hibernate with Me is a wonderful picture book. The story features a little bear and his mom/dad. No matter how rough life can gets or how shy the little bear feels, little bear always has a safe, warm home to go to. The words have a gentle rhyming pattern, and …

Scampy Doodle and the Reindeer by G. J. Barnes

Scampy Doodle is a happy dog who has helped his best friend Jemima get ready for Christmas. They decorated and set out treats for Santa and his reindeer and they went to bed, Jemima to her room and Scampy Doodle to his bed in the kitchen. Then, Scampy Doodle gets …

Schmuck the Buck by EXO Books

I’m not quite sure who the audience is for Schmuck the Buck. It seems like a children’s Christmas book. We have a cute rhyming text and bright colorful illustrations. We have the underdog (or under-reindeer) who saves the day. There’s even a lesson: Schmuck said, “We have our differences, that’s …

The Night the Forest Came to Town by Charles Ghigna

I loved this little picture book. One night, nature comes to the dull, drab town. It blows in and scampers in and flies in. The illustrations are whimsical, detailed,  and perfect for the story. The plants and animals are bright and colorful where the concrete and buildings are gray and …