Dragon Picture Book of the Day
I’m going to be posting on Picture Book of the Day every Friday. I’m in a Picture Book of the Day Facebook group along with a small group of children’s book bloggers.
Monday – Jdaniel’s Mom4
Tuesday – What Do We Do All Day
Wednesday – The Pleasantest Thing
Thursday – Reading Confetti
Friday – Pragmatic Mom
Bethany from No Twiddle Twaddle is organizing this and eventually, each of us will post twice a month. She is looking for a few more children’s book bloggers if you are interested.
My son and I chose Waking Dragons for our first Picture Book of the Day. It’s the perfect picture book for preschools who love dragons and the scramble of the morning routine getting ready for school!
A young knight and his puppy must wake the dragons before school in this charming rhyming picture book reminiscent of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
Dragons wake up,
Dragons open dragon eyes.
We fell in love with Derek Anderson’s illustrations from Hot Rod Hamster. He brings the rhymes to life with brightly colored friendly-looking dragons, drawn from interesting perspectives.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague
A sweet rhyming picture book about how nicely the dinosaurs go to bed at night (unlike, perhaps, the kids who are reading their bedtime story and excel at stalling their bedtime). Ahem, I refer to my children here, especially my youngest.
Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord, illustrated by Derek Anderson
Can a small rodent win a car race against much bigger and mean-looking dogs? Cynthia Lord uses an unusual form of rhyming in this very funny picture book. Derek Anderson’s illustrations extend the story by giving young readers options in helping to decide the construction of the hamster’s new hot rod. We like to pick out parts as we read the story and “construct” our own hot rod.
Thank you to Ann of Doodles and Jots for her dragon picture book recommendation:
The Kiss that Missed by David Melling
It’s bedtime, but the little prince’s goodnight kiss from his dad, the king, has gone astray. It has missed the little prince’s cheek, drifted out the window, and escaped into the forest. The brave and fearless knight is sent out on a mission to retrieve it. A whimsical, funny picture book!
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