There is a Bird on Your Head! by author / illustrator Mo Willems
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication Date: July 31, 2007
In this easy reader, a mommy bird, daddy bird and eventually three baby chicks use Gerald’s head as their home. While he is irate about this matter, it isn’t until his friend Piggie offers him a suggestion that Gerald asserts himself and gets his problem solved. Illustrations and text are hilarious and show a variety of moods for both characters.
Mo Willems plans to be at Children’s Day at the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 21, 2019. Click on EVENTS above for information about Brooklyn Book Festival.
Hats Are Not for Cats! by author / illustrator Jacqueline K. Rayner
Age Range: 4 years – 7 years
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: August 20, 2019
An obnoxious, loud mouth, hat wearing dog lets a cat know on numerous occasions that hats are not for cats as a quiet yet active cat parades by him wearing a myriad of hat styles. The cat doesn’t say anything as the dog verbally abuses her time and time again. Feline finds a way to retaliate which is surprising and humorous. Dog’s ego is reduced to a humble size. The ending of this book is satisfying for all. Rhyme and short phrases make this an excellent choice for beginning readers and for those wanting to read a humorous story. Illustrations focus on the relationship between the characters which adds to the appeal of this book.
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.