This 32-page book is filled with beautiful illustrations by Nejla Shojaie, which complements the magic and wonder a child has about this holiday. The story starts as a question: Where does Santa and Mrs. Claus go on vacation? The following pages are filled with fun and imaginative possibilities that can spark conversations with your little reader throughout the story.
I like to reflect on my past and current “reads”. For this post I’m thinking about my 5 favorite picture books. As I was making my list, I realized that I have much more than 5 favorites. So I’m changing the focus to Picture Book Picks instead so that it can be a regular feature.
Today I’ll start with some classics. Here we go. My top 5 Picture Book Picks this post are:
1. The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone. Illustrated by Michael Smollen . I love the humour and reader interaction with this book. If you have reluctant readers, definitley start with this one.
2. Chicka Chicka Boom Boon by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault. Illustrated by Lois Ehlert. This is a great book for reinforcing the alphabet with out saying “This is Letter A”. It also has a great rhythm that will engage readers.
3. If You Give A Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Illustrated by Felicia Bond. This is a fun book that brings imagination to life. I love who the whole story connects from beginning to end. This is also a fun way to explore consequences . “If I do this, then that will happen.”
4. Corduroy by Don Freeman. This was an adorable story that I read to my children repeatedly. It was fun to follow Corduroy around as he learns about his world and his quest to be brought to a home.
5. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. This was fun to read as we follow Harold around while his purple crayon creates a world around him.