One of the reason I think picture books are such a tough sale is because kids are a tough sale! They dismiss things so easily, and there’s no convincing them to try something that doesn’t look appealing to them. Parents are a tough sale too. We have to read the books to our kids and since we often have to read them over and over and over, we appreciate it if they’re not super lame and give us a wink here and there.
So when I find a new picture book that both my kids and I love, I shout HUZZAH! Here is our latest favorite:
by Alexis O’Neill and Laura Huliska-Beith
My son brought this home from pre-school and we read it and I saw the publishing date was 2002! and I thought WHY ON EARTH HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THIS BOOK? I guess I wasn’t as involved in children’s books back then. Also, I didn’t have kids yet. But I’m sure glad I found this book. So fun to read and my son adores both the story and pictures! Also, it’s a great conversation starter about bullying on the playground and how to solve such problem.