Chuck's Truck


Chuck’s Truck by Peggy Perry Anderson.
Perfect for toddler and preschool storytimes, this title combines two beloved subjects:  farm animals and trucks.  Chuck, a farmer, has an old beat-up truck.  By the time all of the animals decide they want to come along to town, the truck has broken down.  After the truck is towed back to the farm, the animals take care of the situation by calling in a mechanic.  Then they surprise Chuck with a shiny new truck.  The illustrations are deeply colored and very child friendly.  With its limited text but clear story, this is a perfect choice for storytimes for the very small.

My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World


My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet.
This is a purely silly book featuring a cat that looks a lot like an elephant.  He acts like any other cat, playing with string, sleeping in a cat bed, and using a litter box, but there are some silly things that this cat does.  He washes himself with toilet water, is scared of mice, and doesn’t land on his feet when he falls.  The illustrations in the book are priceless.  I was laughing as much as my preschooler as we read the book.  It is the perfect silly book to share with any class or group of preschoolers.  I have always had the kids I read to ask for a funny book, and this would be more than silly enough!