Review: Sophie’s Squash

The season is changing now almost as fast as a toddler's mood. Enjoy a bit of both with the adorable Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller and Anne Wilsdorf. Precocious Sophie picks out a butternut squash for supper at the farmers' market, but by evening the huggable fruit has become her best friend. Resisting her parents' attempts…

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Review: My Garden

In this part of the world the bounty of vegetable gardens is reaching its peak, and we should not let summer pass without one more imaginative gardening story. Thus I present you with My Garden by Kevin Henkes. A little girl enjoys helping in her mother's garden; but when she considers what a garden of her own…

Review: Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals

Today I have a new book to share, bearing a memorably unusual name. Allow me to present Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals by Matthew Mehan and illustrated by John Folley. This ambitious book of poems features an imaginary creature assigned to each letter of the alphabet. The names of the animals are often a pun (as…