Once Upon a Story
December 9, 2013

Happy Monday!

It’s a snow day here in Northern Virginia.  But the icy, slushy kind, not the pretty winter wonderland kind.

At least we’ve got some good reads to keep us company!


Bobo the Sailor Man

by Eileen Rosenthal, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal

I don’t know what it is about the Willy and Bobo books that make me smile.  There’s something super innocent about these stories.  Willy’s imagination and his love for his little stuffed monkey are so everyday. Maybe that’s what makes them so appealing.


Circus Caps for Sale

by Esphyr Slobodkina

I recently shared Caps for Sale with my daughter.  She loved it.  I had completely forgotten there was a companion book until I was browsing the library shelves for something else by the same author and came upon this one.  Guess what?  It was as big of a hit as the first.  There’s something to be said for the classics, you know?



I am Blop!

by Herve Tullet

Another creation from the genius behind Press Here.  With a little imagination, a simple blop can be a study in colors, patterns, and environments.  Each page is something new and different, which is what makes Tullet’s books so exciting.  Every page turn presents something unexpected.




by Edouard Manceau

This is another visually creative delight.  “Just” tiny scraps of paper, blown in on the wind.  But those little scraps combined create a chicken, or a fish, or a snail…or something completely new and unique.  It’s up to the reader!  My daughter has come up with something new every time.  And she keeps picking this one out of the library bag, so I know she’s as delighted by its simplicity as I am.


Happy Monday, all!

3 Responses to “It’s Monday! December 9th”

  1. Hannah Holt says:

    Fun picks! Stay warm & happy Monday!

  2. Jen Robinson says:

    I didn’t know that there was a new Bobo book. Thanks for the head’s up! Just ordered for daughter for Christmas.

  3. Stacy Couch says:

    Hey, I’m reading BLOP! I have a few books by Tullet to be read, including THE FIVE SENSES. On an interactive PB kick, so I’ll have to check out Manceau.

    Also reading Eva Ibbotson–and any wacky ladies I can!

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