Turtle Tug to the Rescue

Turtle Tug to the RescueTurtle Tug to the Rescue by Michael Slack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Turtle Tug is a turtle-powered tug boat, who performs daring sea rescues on perilous waters.

This rhyming story is filled with┬árich vocabulary and vivid illustrations – showing animated facial expressions of the┬ásea creatures he helps.

Turtle Tug is a hero and his adventure is perfect for the preschool crowd!



George Washington’s Cows

George Washington's CowsGeorge Washington’s Cows by David Small

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first page is clearly an illustration of a cow walking through a front door. What could possibly lie ahead for this story!?
The cow proceeds up the stairway. “George Washington’s cows were kept upstairs and given their own special room.”
Lavender gowns, cushions of silk, hogs, sheep, smart vocabulary and hilarity ensue, as well as a fun rhythm and rhyming scheme.
I came across this book on the same day my cousin delivered an outstanding program on Martha Washington at the Martha Washington Public Library.

Oh No, Astro!

Oh No, Astro!Oh No, Astro! by Matt Roeser

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was skeptical – a picture book about an asteroid? This is a fun book!

If I were an asteroid, I would probably be just like our friend Astro…please stay away from my orbit, don’t knock into me, etc. I would read the manual about how to recover my asteroid path. Until it happens, I wouldn’t want to hurtle through space! (Asteroid facts in the back.)

Skunk on a String

Skunk on a StringSkunk on a String by Thao Lam

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This wordless picture book follows the very entertaining adventures of Skunk as he travels the country – yes, on a string – but really, on a balloon! He horrifies the people and animals he encounters on his journey as he reaches his goal.

The author/artist uses a paper collage style with objects and animals often shown in patterns and florals. Skunk gets a little lost on some pages.