Written and Illustrated by Jan Brett
Ages: 4 - 8
Grade Level: P – 3
I’ve loved Jan Brett books forever, and now I’ve got a new one to love. The Mermaid is an underwater version of Goldilocks and the 3 bears. This time Goldilocks is a mermaid, and the bears are octupuses. The story uses the basic Goldilocks plot, but with ocean details. No one illustrates, or does borders like Jan Brett! And, there’s a great twist at the end. Goldilocks never made things right for Baby Bear, but Kiniro the Mermaid does. Read and find out how. FYI: Inspiration can strike anywhere! Jan found it on a visit to her daughter in Okinawa. A baby octopus waving hello from a coral reef.
Written by Bridget Heos
Illustrated by Alejandro O'Keeffe
Ages: 5 - 6
Grade Level: P - K
Who doesn’t love a dog book, and this is such a unique one! Queen Dog belongs to a young couple. Life is good till a new baby arrives and Queen Dog finds herself pushed aside. Read and find out if the Queen can hold onto her throan, and her humans.
Bridget was inspired by her aunt whose dog didn’t understand why the baby got all the gifts. This story has so much personality, and it packs it into only 400 words. It’s the kind of story I’d love to write!