1. 159. Once
upon a time, there was a tall building.It was a tower.With lights.It had a flashing red light at the top of the
tower.The tower was like a man.With lips.The red light was the lips, and when the light flashed, the man was
The Three Ninja Pigs, written by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illustrated by Dan Santat, Putnam Book, 2012. First of all, accurate to the original tale or not, I'm always happiest when the pigs live. And bonus points for this book because the wolf lives, too. This book is a great twist on the original piggy tale. It emphasis how to be proactive, respective and prepared. This illustration are so power-packed they virtually pop off of the page.
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?, written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague, Blue Sky Press, 2013. I would buy any book in this series for Mark Teague's illustrations alone. They are surprisingly funny for being so accurately rendered. I would also buy any book in this series for Jane Yolen's writing alone. Her writing rises above the level of "books in rhyme" to the level of poetry. And this charmingly poetic book is an excellent reminder for dinosaurs, big or small, on how to keep one's temper and remain gracious.
1. 158. Once
upon a time, there was a dinosaur land.The dinosaurs lived on the dinosaur land.And they were happy there.But then the volcanoes came.The lava came out of the volcanoes and
covered the dinosaur land.So the
dinosaurs had to grow wings and feathers – Dragon wings and feathers.The dinosaurs turned into dragons, and they
flew away on their dragon wings and feathers.They flew away to another place.And to another time.But maybe
they’ll come back one day.