Sleeping Bear Press keeps sending me books! Here are two that young readers (and pre-readers) in your life will enjoy.
Who would have thought of writing a book from the point of view of the new child in the family? Author-illustrator Brad Sneed, that's who.
The title page shows a little boy peering out the living room window. On the copyright page, he jumps off the sofa and exclaims, "They're home!"
In that way Brad introduces the reader to the main star of the book: New Baby.
Baby grows, plays, cries, and laughs. But most of all,
With simple text and a unique point of view, big brothers and sisters glimpse what they mean to the newest member of their family. A great gift for a sibling welcoming his new brother or sister.
Sometimes, after the other socks have gone to sleep, he sneaks out of the drawer... and into a hidden tunnel in the back of the dryer. This leads to a place where only socks can go.
Little sock finds other socks eating ice cream, listening to music, and even going around on the merry go round!
But he's lonely and realizes he needs a friend to do all of these fun things with. He sees another sock who seems to need a friend too. But, his mind is full of questions.
As nervous as he feels, Little Sock drums up his courage and asks her if she'll be his friend.
Together, they find lots of fun things to do and Little Sock concludes,
Who can resist a story about two socks who become friends? A fun book to read in the classroom or at home.