Monday, December 30, 2013

A Book A Day

I'm not posting new books here often enough for my own sanity.

Therefore, as a New Year's Resolution, I am going to try to post a book a day so I stop forgetting about great books I want to share. I really, really want to be a resource for people out there trying to discover great books for children of all ages, so I'm going to do short posts with one book each and include labels that give age recommendations so they can be easy to find later. I'm also going to copy and paste book descriptions rather than try to write them myself! Hooray!

At least that's the plan.

With that in mind, I'm not going to comment on this article: Closing 'The Word Gap' Between Rich and Poor. I'm only going to suggest that you read it, especially if you have young children in your home.

And with this article in mind, I'm going to blurb about this well-written, bizarre, but super fun and interesting picture book:

Product Details

Meet the Shrimpton family — so talented, so eccentric, so larger than life, you couldn’t miss them if you wanted to. Mrs. Shrimpton wears flamboyant hats, and Mr. Shrimpton’s moustache makes quite a statement. The youngsters each have a stand-out quality: beauty, dancing, singing, a sense of humor that’s a laugh a minute. Indeed, the Shrimptons live to be noticed — all that is, except Maude, who prefers to blend into the wallpaper. But when Maude receives a ferocious tiger for her birthday instead of the goldfish she asked for, might her talent for blending in come in handy? 

For Ages 5-10.

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