Sunday Surprise is a feature that showcases three random novels that have either caught our eye, have received for review or is just not getting enough attention. Hopefully we’re able to introduce you to a new fabulous read or even remind you of what you’re missing. So did we catch your eye?
School is back in session on Literary Escapism with the School’s In event going on, so I thought I would tie in the Sunday Surprise feature as well. For the next four Sundays, we’ll be looking at a few random books for the littlest readers in our lives.
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda
Glad, sad, silly, mad – monsters have all kinds of different feelings! In this innovative die-cut book, featuring a snazzy foil cover, you’ll try on funny masks as you walk through the wide range of moods all little monsters (and kids!) experience.
Here’s a fun, interactive way to explore the many different ways we feel!
Caldecott Medal-winning author/artist Ed Emberley provides readers with an imaginatively crafted book that helps children identify and understand their emotions.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! by Lucille Colandro
There was an old lady who’s ready for school!
That lovely old lady has returned just in time for the first day of school. Now she’s swallowing items to make the very best of her first day back. And just in time for the bus…
With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of the classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page–a fun story for the first day of school!
Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
“Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size,But there are no underpants in space, so here’s a big surprise…”
You probably thought aliens came down to Earth with a view to taking over the planet – but, no, they simply want to steal your pants!
This zany, hilarious tale, delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort’s vibrant illustrations, is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family. With a madcap, rhyming text, perfect for joining in, this story is fantastically fresh and funny – you’ll laugh your pants off!