A Perfect Spot

The Most Perfect Spot by Diane Goode is a charming picture book.  It is the story of Jack, a little boy who wants to take his mother to the perfect place for a picnic.  So they head together to the park.  As they go through the park, each perfect place they find has something go terribly wrong with it.  Horses gallop through, rain starts, the carousel goes too fast, and much more.  Readers who are paying attention to the illustrations will notice that most of the trouble is caused by a little white dog who is following them around.  Though the perfect length for storytimes, this book is best enjoyed with a small group or single child because of the humor and detail of the illustrations.  A great Mother’s Day or mother unit story, share this one with your little picnic lover.