Picture Book Reviews Batch

Hugo no puede dormir by Davide Calì

Hugo no puede dormir
by Davide CalìAnna Aparicio Català (Illustrator)
4 out of 5 stars

Hugo no puede dormir. Recorre la jungla preguntando a los animales si saben por qué no puede dormir. El elefante, el mono y el tigre están muy molestos porque los despiertan en medio de la noche. Incluso la gacela está molesta, aunque es educada con Hugo. Finalmente, el cocodrilo le dice a Hugo la verdadera razón por la que no puede dormir. ¡Es un murciélago nocturno!

¡Me encantó esta linda historia! Hay mucha repetición en la historia cuando Hugo despierta a cada animal, lo cual es perfecto para lectores jóvenes que aman la repetición.

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¡Hugo es un pequeño murciélago tan lindo! Me encantaron las ilustraciones brillantes y los diálogos divertidos.

Descargo de responsabilidad: Recibí una copia de este libro del editor a cambio de una revisión gratuita y honesta. Todas las opiniones expresadas aquí son mis propios pensamientos verdaderos y no están influenciadas por nadie.

Hugo can’t sleep. He goes all around the jungle asking the animals if they know why he can’t sleep. The elephant, monkey, and tiger are all very annoyed to be woken up in the middle of the night. Even the gazelle is annoyed, although she is polite to Hugo. Finally the crocodile tells Hugo the real reason why he can’t sleep. He’s a nocturnal bat!

I loved this cute story! There is a lot of repetition in the story as Hugo wakes up each animal, which is perfect for young readers who love repetition.

Hugo is such a cute little guy! I loved the bright illustrations and the funny dialogue.

Run, Little Chaski! by Mariana Llanos

Run, Little Chaski!: An Inka Trail Adventure
by Mariana LlanosMariana Ruiz Johnson
5 out of 5 stars

Little Chaski is a messenger for the Inka empire. He must run swiftly to deliver a message to the King before the sun sets. Along the way he stops to help animals in trouble, and is rewarded when they return the favor when Little Chaski is in trouble.

I love this introduction to the rich Inka culture! At the back of the book, there is a glossary of Inka words and a little bit of history about the Inka empire.

Little Chaski is such a cute character. I love that he is smart and swift, but also very kind. He inspires the reader to look past their immediate goals and be willing to help others.

The illustrations are very brightly colored. I liked the rolling hills and mountains in the background of each scene. There are rivers and ponds to be crossed, and through it all the Inca trail leads the messengers through the countryside. The art work is lovely!

Where's Baby Elephant? by Ali Khodai

Where’s Baby Elephant?
by Ali Khodai
5 out of 5 stars

As we look for Baby Elephant, all the animals answer that they have not seen her. Baby Elephant is not in the fox den or in the birds’ nest. It’s too cold for her with the penguins, and she’s not under the sea with the sharks. The lions haven’t seen her. Finally the bears tell us that they have seen her. Baby Elephant is with her mommy!

The art work in this book is amazing! Each picture merges into another one as you lift the flaps to reveal something new. A scene that starts out as a shark underwater becomes a toucan with a long orange bill which in turn transforms into the long bushy tail of a fox mother. The whole design of each scene is so clever! I was entranced with every change as I unfolded the flaps.

The art style itself is really beautiful and colorful as well. I love the watercolor style and the sweet animal designs. This book is truly something special!

A Season of Flowers by Michael Garland

A Season of Flowers
by Michael Garland
5 out of 5 stars

This board book shows different types of flowers and gives the reader little bits of information about them. Roses attract beetles, and Peonies attract ants. Snowdrops and Crocus are the first flowers of spring, while Chrysanthemums bloom in the early autumn. Moths love to feed on Irises, and hummingbirds sip the nectar of Lupine flowers.

Each page has a beautiful scene of flowers and a short rhyming couplet telling about that flower. I liked the sweet little rhymes and the beautiful illustrations! The art style is very original and full of patterns. This is such a pretty book!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of all these books from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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