Picture Books du Monde: June Picture Book Review
A monthly Link-up
Welcome to Picture Books Du Monde, a monthly link-up where bloggers from around the world share their love of all things related to picture books.
We’re your hosts: Cathy from Peregrination Gourmande and Shannon from Oh Creative Day.
Hi! I’m Cathy.
I’ve always been a picture books lover. When I started my job as a psychologist, I discovered the power of those books on children with whom I was working. The power of words combined with illustrations. After I became a mum there was no reason to stop me buying tons more picture books for the family. Now I have 2 little bookworms and a well-used VIP card at my local bookstore. I’m also married to a collector of graphic novels. The bookshelves are full!
I’ll share with you each month a selection of picture books that interested us. I might also have some suggestions from my 10 year old daughter.
I hope you enjoy the link-up and the good books.
Hello! I’m Shannon, a teacher and a mama to 2 kids under 3.
I believe that reading is as important as breathing. I dream of having my own picture books published one day. I truly, wholeheartedly believe that there is a picture book to help all little ones (and big ones!) through most of life’s situations. They really are a perfect vehicle for making sense of the world.
I hope our link-up helps you to discover some amazing new books to add to your collections.
Vote for me or the lion who teaches our kids about elections.
I love this book. A few years back, it was an election time, my big girl had a lot of questions. When I saw this book in my fav book shop, I jumped on it.
Usually the lion is elected but this year the little mouse asks a very good question. What’s the point to vote if there is only one candidate? All the animals want to be elected as a chief. Everyone presents a thoughtful program. For example, the cat candidate will offer mice for each meal. The ostrich offers to build a huge mall but when she is asked who will pay for it, she buries her head in the sand.
Soon, it’s only chaos and fighting.
The lion and the little mouse agree to stop the chaos and the lion takes back his leadership. And everyone is happy and celebrate.
This is a very simple story to make young kids think about the leader position, the elections campains, the politics. It’s still a favorite one to read as the good night story for gingerboy.
Don’t you think picture books are very helpful to explain serious subject to young kids? Do you use them?