Archive | June 2014

Red Truck (…yes, another truck book)

I know, ANOTHER truck book!

I know, ANOTHER truck book!

Author: Kersten Hamilton

Illustrator: Valeria Petrone

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Purchased: Barnes & Noble

Why: Now that we’re down in Texas I’ve needed to find indoor places where you won’t get the stink eye for letting your toddler run around. The Barnes & Noble kids section is one such safe place – and since we’re taking advantage of their space, I figure I can at least buy a book every so often. This one caught my attention with the bright fun cover. The easy rhyme inside sold me.

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TBT: Hiram’s Red Shirt

By: Mabel Watts
Illustrator: Aurelius Battaglia


We’re back for another TBT post!

This was another one of my favorite books growing up…and in rereading it, I’m a little mystified as to why. I mean it’s still a great story and all, don’t get me wrong, but I know I read it thousands of times and in retrospect that seems a bit overkill.


So Hiram (interesting name, right?), has his beloved red shirt but he toys the elbows which he then tries patching from fabric elsewhere in the shirt, thus resulting in new problems. So the story goes until he does the only reasonable thing left…

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