Here are some beautifully illustrated picture books for the little ones. All are reasonably priced—two at just 99 cents each as of this writing!—and reassuring to kids who are variously afraid of getting lost, failing, monsters or getting a toothache.
This fictionalized story of a Siberian tiger and her hungry cub is told in spare, lyrical text and beautiful images: “Shaggy and frost-tipped, / the tigress and her cub / slip like shadows into a forest / of bone-white birches.” The tigress and her cub, Amba, are hunting for food in the forest when a wildfire separates them. Not until morning does she hear the plaintive cries of Amba, coming from where he was safely protected in a hidden cave: “Miiaaaow! Miiaaaaow!”
The watercolor, pastel, and gouache illustrations are highly atmospheric with blue night hues and orange firelight capturing the beauty of the animals and the starkness of the setting. Much like Jerry Pinkney’s The Lion and the Mouse (2009), this features a wordless front cover that is sure to entice readers. While other informational books on Siberian tigers exist, this is a handsome example of conveying animal information via a tender story with an author’s note providing further facts about this endangered species. — Julie Cummins, Booklist May 2012
Inspired by classic picture books like Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss and Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. My T-Rex has a Toothache by Elwyn Tate is Perfect for imaginative and creative children.
26 hand painted, full page illustrations that your child will love.
Told in rhyme, this funny book tells the story of a boy whose pet T-Rex has a toothache?
How will he solve the problem?
Will anyone help them or will they have to find the solution themselves?
Pick up your copy and join in the fun!
Age Range: Preschool to Early Elementary Readers
Best read in landscape
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