Sunday Picture Book Picks

I guiltily admit is has been a bit since I posted my latest picture book picks. It’s not because I’m not reading them just that with Little Man being two…I am often reading the same one over and over. All you parents out there know what I mean…and don’t you dare try to skip a page..they always catch you. However I have been indulging in some great picture books of late. Some by myself and some with Little Man so enjoy and I hope you find one that’s perfect to share with all the little ones in your life.

Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs by Willy Caflin.

Illustrated by James Stimson. (Ages 4-8)

It’s a fairy tale mosh pit of fun and you’re invited. The only question about this newest book from Maynard Moose is who will laugh the loudest…you or the children you share it with. From Punzel to the many many dwarfs and a “chubbified” Prince riding a noble white moose..the fun never ends. With tons of fairy tale twists along with hilarious illustrations and plot’s the perfect picture  book for older children to enjoy.  While the age designation for this book is 4-8, I would have to say as a children’s librarian you would need to be about 6 to get the humor completely but the book could be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages probably topping out around 12 for the independent reader. This is a really great pick for your older picture book reader….they haven’t heard this story but can identify the many they have within and the humor will keep them from thinking it’s for “babies” simply because it is in picture book form. If you enjoyed The Uglified Duck, you will love Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs. An added bonus is the included audio CD which blends perfectly with the book.

Press Here by Herve Tullet (Ages 4-8)

And now on to Little Man’s latest obsession: Press Here by Herve Tullet. This book has drawn my toddler in like magic and it’s so simple really. Some of the best books are. All you need is your imagination. This book takes simplistic illustrations and interaction with your child to a whole new level. Click here to check out an interactive video to show exactly what I am talking about. Now the age designation is 4-8 for this book but Little Man is only 2. However while he cannot completely grasp the full concept- this is his favorite book of the moment. The primary colors and simple shapes keep him occupied and interested much longer than many books for children his age. It’s also a very sturdily made book so I have no problem leaving it out for independent play. This is an “it” book that every child, classroom and library should have. It truly is literary magic.

Book Giveaway

Thanks to the always generous August House one lucky reader of Stiletto Storytime will win their very own copy of Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs. Giveaway ends midnight EST April 24, 2011. US and Canada address only please. Winner will be chosen by and notified by e-mail address. Good Luck to all and Happy Reading!

To enter simply leave a comment below letting me know what picture book you are sharing with the children in your life? Is there a great new title you want to share or an old favorite?

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Filed under Children's Literature, Children's Picture Books, New Books, Reading Fun

23 responses to “Sunday Picture Book Picks

  1. Velvet

    We are sharing the Lion King picture book

  2. Velvet

    I am a Follower of Stiletto Storytime

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    I am a Follower Stiletto Storytime on Twitter as @vhubler

  4. I love One Dog Canoe and the fun story it is, it makes my kids laugh every time. We met the author and had her sign a copy for us making it all the more special.

  5. Julie Witt

    The book I’m reading with my little boy that is his favorite right now is Goldilocks and the Martians! We got it out of the library and he loves it 🙂

    • stilettostorytime

      Julie- Sounds like he enjoys the “mixed up fairy tales”…he would probably really enjoy “Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs”. Thanks for entering!

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  7. Alicia Caldwell

    These look so cute. Right now my son really loves Carmen’s Sticky Scab by Ginger Churchill. It is kinda gross, but in a cute way I think.

    I am a follower for the blog and twitter.

    I tweeted about it here!/aliciacald/status/59784802387247104


  8. My little girl would love to read Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs!

  9. Tiffany D.

    Right now we are enjoying The Kissing Hand. My son loves all the animals in the story 🙂 Both of my kids would love to read Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs!


  10. Tiffany D.

    I am an email subscriber.


  11. Tiffany D.

    I follow on Twitter as @enterthedrew


  12. Tiffany D.

    I tweeted:


  13. I can’t stop laughing with the idea of Rapunzel with the seven dwarfs.

  14. An old favorite of ours is “The Biggest Bear” by Lynn Ward. A recent read that we loved is “Wonder Horse” by Emily McCully.

    Rapunzal and the Seven Dwarfs looks like a fun book! Great review.

  15. Katie

    Our most recent favorite is Old Turtle and we are reading our reading Verdi this week.

  16. Katie

    I am following you on twitter

  17. Katie

    I am following your RSS feed now

  18. Jenny Cox

    Our favorite picture book was given to use by a dear friend 🙂 we love Duck and Goose 123.

  19. stilettostorytime

    Congratulations to….Jenny Cox who is our winner of a copy of “Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs” from August House. Thanks to everyone who entered & Happy Reading! Keep a watch out for more giveaways from Stiletto Storytime!

  20. Ooh, a new Rapunzel book we haven’t read. I’ll have to add it to my Rapunzel book list! Hopefully my library has it.

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