It is always exciting to see new and old names on our new books bookcase. For the month of June, we have a few familiar names that we were pleased to see. It’s good to know they haven’t stopped writing and illustrating these wonderful books. Here are a few you can expect to see on our Hot off the Press shelf.
The Hueys in The New Sweater
The title suggests more to come and we sure hope so. Megan K has raved about the conversation starter of The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and Oliver Jeffers has done it again with this book. These egg-like creatures called Hueys are so much fun. They all do the same thing, dress the same way, think the same, etc. Until one day a brave Huey by the name of Rupert knits himself a bright orange sweater–very different than everyone else. His fellow Hueys respond in shock. What happens when Rupert’s friend Gillespie decides that being different is not so bad after all, and follows Rupert’s lead?
The Hueys in The New Sweater, by Oliver Jeffers; Penguin Young Readers; $10.99; Ages 3-6
Our favorite dog Zorro is back. We looove Say Hello to Zorro here at Hooray for Books. When it came out, even cat-lovers among us had to agree that it was adorable and true for most dogs. So when a new Zorro book came out, we all could not wait to read it. This book did not disappoint. Mister Bud and Zorro were going through their previously established routine when there was a hold-up at walk time. Their owner had found a super-hero costume just right for Zorro. While his owner loves it, Zorro finds it very embarrassing, as dogs and even cats laugh at him. Zorro’s mind is changed when he meets a very fast dog at the park who is also wearing a costume.
Zorro Gets an Outfit by Carter Goodrich; Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers; $15.99; Ages 3-6
From the cre8ers who kept our minds busy with Duck! Rabbit! we have a brand-new book. Amy Krouse Rosenthal has a way of making us think and reordering the ordinary. This book mentions it right on the cover that it is a game and a book together, and it sure is fun. This book uses the sounds of the numbers to create words by mixing letters and numbers. For example: 4gotten or con10tment. Rosenthal even found a way to use these wumbers in foreign languages “c’est 4midable, non?” If you’re having trouble figuring out what all these wumbers mean, Tom Lichtenheld’s artwork helps paint the picture. After you’ve figured all the wumbers out, it’s fun to try to come up with some on your own.
Wumbers by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustr8ed by Tom Lichtenheld; Chronicle Books; $16.99; Ages 3-6