1st Book Of The Year 2017

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Happy New Year to all!

I am participating in Book Journey’s First Book of the Year, hosted by Sheila over at the amazing blog, Book Journey.  Please be sure to stop by Book Journey to check out other First Book posts.

SAY NEVER by Janis Thomas, the first book I will read in 2017, has been in my TBR for quite a long time.  It has received great reviews around the blogosphere.  I can’t wait to delve into it.

“Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!”

I first read “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” when my children were little, and now all these years later, it still brings a chuckle or two. The story is written in rhyme with lots of humor by Patricia Thomas, and Wallace Tripp’s artwork is charming. If you can get your hands on a copy of this delightful picture story book, it would be a perfect gift for the young ones in your life.

All of the animals panic when the elephant says he going to sneeze.

“Beware, beware,”

Called the bees to the bear.

“The elephant says he’s going to sneeze.”

“Oh, please,

Not a sneeze,”

“That’s not fair.

I declare,

The last time he sneezed he blew off all my hair,

And left me so bare

I spent the whole winter in long underwear –

I love children’s books, but this is undeniably one of my favorite. I give it 5 stars.

Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze! by Patricia Thomas

Louey The Lazy Elephant

Louey the Lazy Elephant by Janice Spina

I love children’s books and LOUEY THE LAZY ELEPHANT  by Janice Spina did not disappoint me. It is a story of a lazy elephant that becomes separated from his family because he was too lazy to get up when his mother told him they were moving on.  Frightened, Louey enlists the help of the other animals in the jungle to help find his family, but he must first prove he is not lazy.

This is a delightful story for young children. I love that the illustrations, done by John Spina, are drawn in crayon.

LOUEY THE LAZY ELEPHANT is the perfect read to book for your favorite little person or for yourself if you enjoy children’s books as I do.