Tag Archives : Funny

History Can Be Fun


Today I have a book that shows kids that history can be fun!  I have always said that I think history textbooks should be written in graphic novel format.  Our past is really a story of how we got to our present-day circumstances.  Bringing that story to life with an arc, a graphic component and humor will make it more…

An Irresistible Early Reader


Today I have an irresistible early reader.  I was at a book talk recently with a wonderful librarian, Mr. Schu.  He shared his journey with this book. The first time he read he thought, ok.  The second time he read it he thought, it’s getting better.  By the third time he read it he was convinced kids would love it.…

Dogs and Guinea Pigs Have Their Day


This book lets dogs and guinea pigs have their day.  Have you ever wondered what your pets may be thinking as they bark in front of the door while circling or tunnel under the cushions?  Well wonder no longer as their innermost thoughts are revealed, and they are pretty humorous! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

Whimsical Early Chapter Book


Today I have a whimsical early chapter book.  It is an import from the UK with both tenderness and humor.  Oh, and readers will learn quite a lot about the Asian tapir. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss an early chapter book with an adorable friendship. Title:…

Reading Is an Anytime Activity


Today I have a book that reminds kids that reading is an anytime activity.  Who doesn’t love a story that encourages kids to pick up a book whenever the mood strikes? Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a chance to show kids that reading on the potty…

Power to the Puppy


Power to the puppy is the theme of today’s book.  It there is anything that can turn around a town that is all work and no play, a cute, adorable, doe-eyed puppy can!  Kids will get a kick out of a group of folks that are afraid of all those winsome, lovable and endearing canines. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

Charming and Funny Early Chapter Book


Today I have a charming and funny early chapter book.  There can never be enough stories that engage children after they have moved up from early readers but aren’t quite ready yet for the middle-grade tomes.  This book fits the bill.  Beatrice will make kids laugh and perhaps give them a new perspective. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book…

Cute Book About Siblings


Today I have a really cute book about siblings.  Do you ever find that one child wants just what his or her sister/brother has acquired?  If this has happened to you, then this book is a perfect addition to your family.  And it has adorable guinea pigs, I mean come on. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

Can a Bad Seed Ever Be Good?


Today I have a book that answers the age-old question, “Can a bad seed ever be good?”  I don’t want to spoil the ending but … YES!  It isn’t so easy after our seed drops out of the sunflower.  There is that incident at the baseball game and life under the bleachers which is less than ideal, but our seed…

Picture Book with a Comic Twist


I love a picture book with a comic twist.  Fenske first popped up on my radar when I was a Cybils judge and was reviewing Love Is in the Air.  However, it was A Pig, a Fox and a Box that sold me on his talent.  From there he just kept getting better.  He is a wonderful author for the…