Two Picture Books from Familius

P Is for Purr by Carole Gerber

P Is for Purr
by Carole Gerber, Susanna Covelli (Illustrations)

5 out of 5 stars

Each letter of the alphabet tells us something about cats, the different breeds, their habits, and their abilities. A is for American shorthair. B is for Breed. C is for claws. It goes all the way to X is for Xanthus Av Jostedalsbreen, a Norwegian Forest breed. Y is for Yankee cat, a Maine coon. Z is for Zibeline, also called a Burmese cat.

Each page gives little tidbits of information about cats. They can see in the dark, hear tiny sounds, run fast, and always land on their feet. They have strong jaws, retractable claws, rough tongues, and soft fur.

I love the beautiful illustrations! The cats all look so soft and fluffy. The art has such lovely details of their fur and whiskers and the lights in their eyes.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book 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.

Quacks Like a Duck by Stephanie Campisi

Quacks Like a Duck
by Stephanie Campisi, Maria Lebedeva (Illustrations)

5 out of 5 stars

Petunia the Platypus attends a party, not realizing that it is actually a costume party! She is so embarrassed that she doesn’t have a costume, but the other animals think she IS in costume. They think she must be wearing a duck costume, because she has a duck-like bill. But another animal thinks she might be a beaver, because of her beaver-like flat tail. Petunia gets more and more anxious and socially awkward as the animals all discuss her “costume”, until a REAL duck arrives wearing…. a platypus costume!

This is such a cute book about how to deal with awkward social situations where you are different from those around you and you don’t quite fit in. It’s okay to be weird and different and not fit in! In the end, the animals are just glad to welcome Petunia to their party, no matter what sort of “costume” she has. Weird is welcome! Different is delightful!

I love the funny illustrations! Every page is so hilarious and the animals are all in wild costumes. There is a ninja, a punk rocker, a Sherlock Holmes detective, a basketball player, a goldfish dressed like a shark, a vampire, an artist, a disco diva, and a knight.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book 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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