From Grapes to Jelly by author Bridget Heos and illustrator Stephanie Fizer Coleman
Age Range: 8 years – 12 years
Publication Date: July 1, 2017
Jelly is so regularly consumed that My Book Eyes decided to read this nonfiction picture book. From viewing grapes dangling from vines to preparing to eat a jelly stuffed sandwich, readers examine actions and employees involved in creating this sweet spread. Detailed information coupled with revealing and inviting illustrations enhance the learning experience. My Book Eyes gained knowledge about a harvester. A glossary, websites and information to investigate further are included.
Up, Up, Up, Down by author/illustrator Kimberly Gee
Grade Level: Preschool and up
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
In this picture book, children will learn to associate words with actions in a day of the life of a young child and his dad. For example, the word up means awake, climbing up and being lifted by dad. The opposite word is also depicted when dad puts the child down. Thumbnail illustrations on white background clearly represent illustrator’s intentions.
Pig the Stinker by author/illustrator Aaron Blabey
Age Range: 3-5 years
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
The pug with personality named Pig loves filth but hates taking a bath. His unsightly ways are irritating to those around him. After Pig causes a major catastrophe, will a bath for Pig be prevented? The characters’ facial expressions and Pig’s actions made My Book Eyes roar with laughter. This rhyming picture book is reminiscent of Dr. Seuss. Illustrations are appropriate for the text.