Monday, April 11, 2016

Picture books for Young Readers

Have you ever been blamed for something that you did not do?  You are innocent, but you are unable to prove your innocence?  Then, you will want to read “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” by Julia Sarcone-Roach.  Mr. Bear is a loveable and curious creature.  Miss Julia’s colorful pictures will entice you and draw you in.  You will fall in love with Mr. Bear and his adventure! Enjoy your next sandwich—if it does not disappear--- and this book!!! 

Told by Lindsay Mattick, the great-granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear”, this cozy book describes the decision a young veterinarian made in 1914 when he got off at a train stop in White River, Canada. Trained to care for horses, this Canadian captain bought a baby bear for $20.00 that became part of his regiment.  He named the bear, Winnie, short for Winnipeg, Canada, his home.

When the time came to cross the Atlantic Ocean to England and the war, Winnie came along with the troops and 7, 500 horses. When it came time to fight, the captain made a difficult decision---to take Winnie to the London Zoo, to avoid the fighting and the war in France.  It was hard for the Captain to part with Winnie.  However, that is not the end of the story.
One day a young boy came to the London Zoo.  He fell in love with this bear!  He called her Winnie–the-Pooh.  His father, Alan Alexander Milne, wrote books about them.  And, you may know what happened after that. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall, this charming story is a winner.  Come by and check it out soon!!

A small boy named Antonio lived in a hotel with his mother at the edge of a forest.   One day an incredible thing happened that brought all the people in the hotel and all the animals in the forest together.  It was an incident that he never forgot. He was 5 years old.
“Out of the Woods: a True Story of an Unforgettable Event” by Rebecca Bond. She is the author and the illustrator.  The beautiful artwork enhances the story.  Don’t miss this one.


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