Mud Show Monday!

Happy Monday! Time for a picture book post!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads. I hope everyone had a fabulous day with loved ones. I have two great books for Fathers or Grandfathers to share with children, and another Berenstain Bears book.

How are those summer books going? Anyone reading something spectacular? I would love to hear about your latest read, or any other summer projects, in the comments section below.

Happy Reading (and Writing)!


with dad its like that

With Dad, It’s Like That

Written by Nadine Brun-Cosme and Illustrated by Magali Le Huche

Albert Whitman & Company

That’s not how Mom does it! When Dad is left in charge for a night, Clare points out everything Dad is doing wrong. Clare likes the way Mom does things, and she’s not too sure about Dad’s way. But soon Clare sees, with Dad, it’s like that, and that might be ok.

With Dad, It’s Like That written by Nadine Brun-Cosme and illustrated by Magali Le Huche emphasizes the importance of the father-daughter bond. The message is clear and well delivered, and the illustrations are detailed and engaging. It may not appeal to many as a book to be read again and again, but it is still a sweet story. Just in time for Father’s day, this book would be perfect for Fathers to share with daughters, especially on a father-daughter night in.

grandpa loves you cover

Grandpa Loves You

Written by Helen Foster James and Illustrated by Petra Brown

Sleeping Bear Press

“I’ll twirl you around and swing you so high. Hold on to grandpa and reach for the sky.” Grandpa loves his little grand bunny and finds many different ways to say it. Grandpa and grand bunny have such fun together in this charming tale of family and love.

Grandpa Loves You, written by Helen Foster James and illustrated by Petra Brown, is a beautiful story to be shared between grandfathers and grandchildren. The verse is sweet and easy to read, with a resounding message of a grandfather’s unconditional love and support. The soft illustrations are perfect for the text, creating a gentle book ideal for quiet moments or before bed. This book would be a beautiful gift from grandfathers to young grandchildren.

berenstain bears school time blessings

The Berenstain Bears School Time Blessings

Brother and Sister Bear are excited for school to start! Honey Bear will be going to nursery school for the first time too. When Honey Bear gets nervous about starting school, Brother and Sister get nervous too! Will they worry too much about Math and History to do their best and have fun or will they remember that God is always there for them?

In The Berenstain Bears School Time Blessings, written and illustrated by Mike Berenstain, Brother and Sister Bear face first day of school fears. This topic is appropriate for children facing their first day of school or starting at a new school. It will help children to realize that their nervousness is perfectly normal, but that everything will turn out ok. This book provides a great opportunity for parents to talk with children about their fears and reassure them. Children will recognize their favorite Bear family and love the colorful illustrations. Another fun Berenstain Bears installment, with a sweet message and Christian themes.

Thank you to Albert Whitman & Company, Sleeping Bear Press, and Book Look Bloggers for copies of these books in exchange for my honest review.

2 thoughts on “Mud Show Monday!

    • That’s a good question ☺️ I hadn’t really thought about it but I don’t include stars in my newspaper reviews and I guess I just got away from it. I might add stars back in future reviews, but I also worried that stars might have more influence than the review. I have some upcoming reviews for books that deserve lots of stars so maybe I should bring them back ☺️


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