This is my first Pete the Cat book, and I know it's not representative since it's an adaptation of the Wheels on the Bus song rather than an original story. Still, it's tons of fun! The Wheels on the Bus is one of my favorite songs from childhood, and the rhythm it provides makes this a really fun readaloud (even if my month-old baby did start crying halfway through -- I'll force this book on him again when he's older.) Also, you can't really go wrong with these droll illustrations, which serve as a fun counterpoint to the actions you can do with your child at different points in the song. The illustrations seem to tell a subversive story all their own that is completely disregarded in the text -- like, why is there a lone dog riding this bus full of cats? Is he a dog on the outside but a cat on the inside? I look forward to exploring more Pete the Cat!
I am way behind on posting my reviews/ratings on here. Plus I started to read some Netgally books, so you will see a bunch of posts from me back to back. I hope that doesn't bother anyone. (I know I have low followers, but still..) And now I have a youtube channel that I don't update enough for lack of space and proper filming equipment. All my social media links are in my profile.
I have been on a children book reading binge, even some picture books. We recently bought a bunch of nostalgic picture books and children chapter books.
There are so many that you can't see them all!
Here is some of the picture books you couldn't see in the last photo. Some of these I already owned from my childhood.(Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Fright Before Christmas, The House That Jack Built, and Frog and Toad Together)
A riff on the popular "Twinkle Twinkle" nursery song that sends a little girl reeling after her star friend through space. Some of the illustrations are a little awkward, like the somewhat lumpy-looking horse in its stable, but others are gorgeous -- the two-page spread of the little girl swinging off the rings of Saturn make the whole book.