Great Picture Books!
Posted on January 19, 2021 at 10:31 am by Gene Ambaum
My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam. Owlkids, 2019. 9781771473514.
The cat not only looks like the dad, they have much more in common including morning yoga and a love of boxes. Lam’s beautiful papercut illustrations are silly and very textured. If you haven’t seen her book Wallpaper, you should check that out too.
Dragon Was Terrible by Kelli DiPucchio, pictures by Greg Pizzoli. FSG Books for Young Readers, 2016. 9780374300494.
A dragon scribbles in books and takes candy from baby unicorns and does other rotten things. The king has had enough, but not even the knights (or anyone else) can tame him. But maybe a great story can…
Supertato by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet. Aladdin, 2020. 9781481490375.
An evil pea escapes from the freezer, and the masked Supertato is the other fruits’ and veggies’ only hope. Can it defeat its tiny green nemesis, or will it get mashed?
Unicorns Are The Worst by Alex Willan. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2020. 9781534453838.
A bunch of unicorns just moved in next door to a very serious, hard working goblin who is not impressed. What’s the big deal with unicorns? Why does everyone love them so much? (He finds out.)