We love books here at Mom-Spot and enjoy sharing our favorite finds with you, our readers. Today we have a round up of new books featuring pets and stories about pets.
BIG CAT little cat
There was a cat
who lived alone.
Until the day
a new cat came . . .
And so a story of friendship begins, following two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn’t come back. Big Cat, Little Cat is a poignant story, told in measured text and bold black-and-white illustrations about life and the act of moving on, from award-winning author Elisha Cooper.
Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Hardcover: 40 pages
Princess Cora and the Crocodile
A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces to give an overscheduled princess a day off — and a deliciously wicked crocodile a day on.
Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She’s sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She’s sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won’t let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn’t expect that help to come in the form of a crocodile—a crocodile who does not behave properly. With perfectly paced dry comedy, children’s book luminaries Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca send Princess Cora on a delightful outdoor adventure — climbing trees! getting dirty! having fun! — while her alter ego wreaks utter havoc inside the castle, obliging one pair of royal helicopter parents to reconsider their ways.
We sat our review panel down with this book and could not get them to walk away from it. The kids had so much fun imaging a crocodile for a pet. This crocodile is full of mischief. Our youngest panel member at 2 loved the characters and asked for the book to be read over and over. Our oldest panel member at 8 loved the story and wanted to go outside and play like Cora with a crocodile for a pet. All around fun with giggles and laughter galore.
Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy’s room. The boy’s room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend.
He floats over the neighborhood, past the pier, and let the breeze carry him into town where he discovers that not many people pay attention to goldfish ghosts.
Off he floats, searching for the perfect home and the perfect friend