Arlo’s Book Club: Spring Fun EditionMay 25, 2016
Spring is here, and we’re excited to bring you another edition of Arlo’s Book Club. We’re showcasing some recent favorites this round, including a few special books by Red Cap artists, Christian Robinson and Nicholas John Frith. Run, bike, skip or hike to the library or book store and grab Arlo’s favorites below. Cuddle up together in a big, cozy chair and enjoy:
Hector and Hummingbird by Red Cap Cards artist, Nicholas John Frith. Nicholas John Frith’s first novel is a charming and colorful tale of a bear (Hector) and a hummingbird. Hector just wants some peace and quiet and Hummingbird is a noisy fellow, buzzing from here to there. It captures the friendship and challenges that such an opposite pair may find themselves in.
This Is Sadie by Sara O’Leary with illustrations by Julie Morstad. This one is an absolute written and illustrative delight. Meet Sadie, a quiet but imaginative girl who has lived many lives in her world of pretend. “This is Sadie. No, not that. That’s a box. Sadie is inside the box.” Sadie also has wings, and you might too. Have you checked lately?
Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems. The perfect tale of an empathetic duo (Elephant and Piggie) that want so badly to include their new friend–a snake–in their game of catch. But how is that possible when the snake has no arms? Kids will love this story of how to solve the puzzle of including everyone in games with friends.
The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by Red Cap Cards artist, Christian Robinson. Christian Robinson brings Margaret Wise Brown’s classic tale of a group of kids’ discovery and memorial of a dead bird to new life (so to speak). Colorful, thoughtful and introspective, this is one makes you remember what emotions felt like when you were a child.
The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes. This book introduces us to an overworked but very loving and teeny-tiny gardener, who teaches us that sometimes love is the most important part of the labor.