Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday – I review a picture book, provide a simple fun craft you can do with your kids and then I link up with dozens of other writers, moms, librarians and other lovers of picture books on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.
I enjoy reading the classic picture books that I grew up with – but I also love finding brand-new ones that will be classics one day. So I was excited to receive a copy of today’s selection from the publisher…and I’m really thrilled to be presenting it to you – hot off the press!
MILLIE FIERCE SLEEPS OUT
Written and illustrated by Jane Manning
Publisher: Philomel Books (May 29, 2014)
Ages: 3 and up
Themes: Expressing feelings, appropriate behavior, camping out, overcoming fears
“Being good wasn’t easy. But Millie knew that being fierce ruined parties, and made people mad, and even made them cry. So Millie had kept herself fierce-free all summer long.”
“Little girls can be strong and fierce and brave—and sometimes their ferocity is just the thing they need to save the day.
Millie is strong. Millie is fierce. But Millie has learned to keep her fierceness in check. And since she’s been sweet all summer long, Millie gets to have a sleep-out with her friends. One where she promises to be well behaved. But things don’t go as Millie planned, and our fierce little heroine is not happy. Still, she tries her best to keep her fierceness inside. But when the scary dog from next door howls at the girls’ tent, Millie’s ferocity saves them all!”
Why I like this book:
How a parent can use this book:
Photo courtesy http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/toystomake/a/blbinocr.htm
All you need are two empty toilet paper rolls, construction paper, glue, scissors and markers.
Lots of great summer crafts here: http://tinkerlab.com/11-classic-summer-camp-crafts/
To learn more about the book, Millie Fierce Sleeps Out, go here: http://www.milliefierce.com/
To visit the other stops on Jane’s TLC book blog tour, go here: http://tlcbooktours.com/2014/04/jane-manning-author-of-millie-fierc...
To learn more about author/illustrator Jane Manning’s other books, go here: http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/12438