Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Will Drive for Alligators

It was definitely a pick and choose month for which new releases to display on our picturebook wall.  There were just so many!  Yet, one measurement of "book goodness" is, did it make me forget where I am and laugh out loud?

Michell's License is one for every boy (and girl) who dreams of getting their license once they get the hang of their own two feet.  Mitchell tells his parents that he cannot go to sleep without a license.  So, when his dad gives him one, guess what the car is!  The tires look quite similar to his dad's slippers.  When inspecting the engine, Mitchell seriously looks over his dad's stomach.  Oh, have to make sure those glasses, I mean, windshield is clean.  And boy oh boy, does his car move!  Until it runs out of gas, and "gas is a cookie!"  Well, let's just say sometimes cars have a mind of their own.

Did you notice that Mitchell looks like he could be Bink's brother?

Okay, the book is kind'a like this:

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Mo Willems' books seem to stretch out across many shelves here.  And, here's a new one to fit next to Knuffle Bunny, Hooray for Amanda and her Alligator!  Having a little alligator for a best friend can be quite funny, hysterically amusing, and very un-lonely.  The way Amanda and Alligator surprise each other in each of the six and half stories -- yes, six and a half -- is just as exciting as finding the pigeon and a similar Knuffle looking creature in the illustrations.

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