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Where Did the Slinky Come From?


Today’s book answers the age old question just where did the slinky come from?  You probably never thought about who brought this iconic toy to the market and made it a household plaything. Now you just get to sit back and enjoy finding out how an errant spring become one of the most popular toys of all time. Don’t forget…

Delightful Book for Father’s Day


Today I have a delightful book for Father’s Day.  This picture book shows the stoic life of “dad” as he takes on his daily chores and supplements it with his son’s take on what his dad does all day. The irony is funny and the best part of the day remains when father and son can spend time together! Don’t…

Hilarious Picture Book for Kids


Today I have a hilarious picture book for kids.  This “wordless” picture book is indeed filled with words, much to chagrin of Rupert the Mouse who is producing said book.  All he wants is a little quiet, along with some visually stimulating illustrations, but instead he gets Nibbs and Thistle.  These two well meaning mice are full of great ideas…

The Epic Battle of Rock Paper Scissors


Today I have the epic battle of Rock Paper Scissors. You’ve played the game, now it’s time to find out where it all started.  Every household item is fair game in the quest for victory.  Dinosaur chicken nuggets are on notice, computer printers are on high alert and clothespins had better watch their backs when rock, paper and scissors are…

Must Have Easter Picture Book


Well, I had to share the story that is our must have Easter picture book.  Not one of my kids can resist the Dumb Bunnies and while it may not be a conventional choice, we have fond memories of reading this one until the book fell apart.  Dare I say that my kids even requested it when it wasn’t Easter!  We…

Imaginary Play Is the Best


Today I have a book that shows kids that imaginary play is the best kind of play.  You know that saying about kids have more fun with the boxes at Christmas than the toys inside, well I was never that kid.  I always wanted everything pristine and perfect, right out of the box.  I have to admit, however, that the games…

Powerful Picture Book About Access to Water


Today I have a powerful picture book about access to water.  Clean drinking water is something we take for granted in the US, but millions of families around the world do not have the resource close at hand.  Their days are spent simply acquiring something we just go the tap to get.  It keeps girls out of school and condemns…

Comical Picture Book


A comical picture book absolutely makes my day.  Now I never envisioned getting my Lion Degree, but hey, I can roar and look fierce with the best of them, just ask my kids! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you never miss a book with a wonderful sense of humor.…

Don’t Mess With Little Red


The message of today’s book is clearly don’t mess with Little Red.  In this reinvention of a classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood is no shrinking violet and when the wolf gobbles down grandma, Little Red will not sit idly by.  Just a little female empowerment to start the day off right. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on…

Everyone Loves Cupcakes


Ok, admit it.  Everyone loves cupcakes.  So how could I pass up a picture book with the perfect title?  This is from the duo who brought us Everyone Loves Bacon so I knew it would be irresistible, just like its namesake!  Now if they could write an adult book next, Everyone Loves a Glass of Chardonnay perhaps? Don’t forget to follow…