Monday, February 18, 2013

Little Fur Family

Here's a book you'll want to snuggle up with on cold winter days- literally, the book is covered in fur!  Garth Williams' pictures of a bear family are so cute. 

Margaret Wise Brown
pictures by Garth Williams 2003

A little bear goes for a walk in the world around him, visiting his grandfather, the stream, and and even meeting a tinier fur creature.

Other books by Margaret Wise Brown:

Other books illustrated by Garth Williams:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Snowy Valentine

A perfect book for our snowy Valentine's Day today!

David Petersen 2011

Jasper the bunny wants to get the perfect valentine for his wife, so he walks around to his friends' houses to get advice. (All the animals happen to live in super charming English looking abodes.) Jasper almost ends up as the special Valentine's dinner for Mrs. Fox- but he manages to get home and find that he's inadvertently created the best valentine for his wife.

I love books that anthropomorphize animals, especially if they're wearing vests and scarves like in this one. But I always think it's a funny thing if you have the predator animals and the prey animals living together.