Mark your calendars for the June 4th release of a picture book that’s as funny as any I’ve ever read. I gave my husband a dramatic reading of “Crankee Doodle,” last evening during the news, and we were both guffawing. Who says picture books are just for kids?
Mark Teague has a soft heart for young readers—and for big, bad wolves. The author illustrator had a crowd of children giggling at the Spencer Road Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library on May 7 when he read from his book, “The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Big Bad Wolf,” published by Scholastic.
Author/illustrator Bob Staake has a high-flying hit on his hands with “Bluebird,” his newest, and most endearing, contribution to children’s literature.
In some novels the setting is a force to be dealt with, a hostile environment awash with poverty, disease and corruption. “The Fever Tree” is such a tale, a big brawling book by Jennifer McVeigh that’s reminiscent of an old-time classic featuring a young woman struggling to cope with existence in a place foreign to her, with a man she can’t, or won’t trust.
No matter what the time of day or night, you'll find Chris Stuckenschneider paging through the latest novel or immersed in a stack of picture books for Book Buzz consideration. A longtime literacy advocate, Chris will keep you in the know about books. Page on with The Missourian's book editor--news, reviews and more for book lovers of all ages. To read her blog entries, click HERE.