Douglas is a sweet little dog whose nearsightedness often gets him in trouble. He chases leaves that he thinks are squirrels, misses safety signs like “wet cement”, and sometimes goes home to the wrong house! Finally, his owner, Nancy, takes him to the eye doctor, where he gets his first pair of glasses. Kids who wear glasses, as well as kids who don't will enjoy this funny story. Recommended for PreS-Gr. 2.
Lizbeth Lou is playing outside when a pebble gets stuck in her shoe. When she carelessly tosses it away, it sets off a sequence of events that interferes with an entire neighborhood of creatures. Each creature thinks the pebble is something else. For example, the cricket thinks the pebble is a boulder that will sink its delicate leaf boat. The duck is perplexed by the giant raindrop landing on her umbrella. This is a fun story to read aloud because of the rhyming text. Recommended for grades K-2.
Plum, a lively dog, loves everything. She loves wind, treats, Sam and Gracie, Emma and Rupert, and in fact, she loves everything but rain! But, what she loves most is being loved. In her efforts to do things she loves, she sometimes does things she shouldn't. Several incidents end up with a scolding and Plum feeling really bad. The illustration of Plum, on the page where she truly wonders whether she will be loved again, is truly heartwarming. This is a fun, heartwarming picture book that just begs to be shared. Recommended for grades Prek-3.