This fabulously fun nighttime expedition is essential bedtime reading for the toddler and preschool crowd. Full of crackerjack words, plenty of variety and a deceptively simple plot, our copy is worn ragged.
Featuring beautiful women, a spunky little girl and lots of gorgeous hair, this richly illustrated story captures perfectly the frustration we can feel when life’s rules don’t make sense to us.
We break form this time to present listener-submitted reviews.
- Rufferella reviewed by Charles Cadenhead (Mostly News Podcast) and Emily
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Author: Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas
Illustrator: Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas
Published: 2001 Which Books
Ok, maybe we like this book more than our girls do. Without a single hockey-loving bone in our all-Canadian bodies we still can’t help swelling up with some huge, undefined emotion when we read this book. Oh, and our girls enjoy it too.
Hilarious illustrations and lots of action make this story of passion and resilience a favourite in our family (Or maybe it’s just the hilarity of Mom & Dad trying to sing La Donna e mobile).
Today we (unexpectedly) deviate from our standard format to talk about how we locate and recognize great children’s books.
Ralph is rotten and Sarah loves him anyway. I have to admit these books do play with my mind a bit, but our girls think they’re just the cat’s meow. This is my favourite of the bunch.
Author: Nancy Willard
Illustrator: Jeannette Winter (on JOMB)
Published: 1998 Harcourt Brace Children’s Books
This simply spun and beautifully illustrated story of family, magic and suspense absorbs our girls completely — and almost always ends to cries of “read it again!”.
I will always extend our storytime by one book, if this is it. These seventeen poems are a read aloud dream. They feel great in the mouth, evoke a good range of moods and emotion and end with a rousing glint of intrigue that brings the reading to a perfect close.