Looking for a rhyming read-aloud book that your pre-schooler will love? Check out Pirates Love Underpants. I’ve had a lot of luck reading books about underpants to pre-schoolers, so I have no doubt that this one will be a hit! Join these pirates as they make their way through Big Knickers Bay, Three Pants Ridge, and the Long-John Bridge to search for the Pants of Gold.
And, if you enjoy this tale, you’ll have to check out Aliens in Underpants Save the World by the same duo.
Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman, illus. by Ben Cort; Simon & Schuster; 15.99; Ages 3-6
Me with You, by Kristy Dempsey, illustrated by Christopher Denise; ages 3 and up
Me with You is a loving, rhyming story about a grandfather bear and his granddaughter who enjoy spending time together: having tea, playing ball, each comforting the other when he or she is not feeling well. In their relationship, the two are happy to be who they are with different interests and styles “while knowing that together–they are more”! The illustrations give the story a lovely tone and feel, whether a sunny day or stormy night. Cuddle up with your granddad or granddaughter and share this delightful tale with this wonderful pair of bears!!
Author Kristy Dempsey will be visiting Hooray for Books on Sunday, September 6 at 2 p.m. to read her book, Me with You, so come on down and pick up your autographed copy. We look forward to seeing you!!
Yay, You! by Sandra Boynton
Your child will remember the Sandra Boynton books, Barnyard Dance, Snuggle Puppy, Party Monsters, and more as the first books read to them as a kid, so why not get them a Sandra Boynton book now that they are graduating. This book has the same colorful drawings and the same rhyme scheme that will always be remembered as the Boynton book style and it is inspirational for your grad who is just starting out in life.
Yay, You! by Sandra Boynton; $14.95; Simon & Schuster