Day 847: Two Picture Books

Cover for Dinosaur BobI went book crazy a couple months ago. In addition to three board books, which I reviewed a few weeks ago, I bought my great-nephew two picture books. (He got them for his birthday.)

Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo by William Joyce

If you’ve been reading my reviews of children’s books, you’ll know I’m a fan of William Joyce, not so much for his famous franchise (Guardians of the Galaxy) but for his books for younger kids. But I haven’t read Dinosaur Bob. After the enthusiastic recommendation of my friend Caroline, I had to try him.

dinosaur-bobThis book is about an adventuresome family who meet Bob on their travels and bring him home. All is well until Bob runs afoul of the mayor’s wife, Mrs. DeGlumly.

The book is beautifully illustrated in a colorful 50’s style. The pictures are absolutely striking. The plot is simple but fun. I’m sure my nephew will love Dinosaur Bob.

Cover for The Full Moon at the Napping HouseThe Full Moon at the Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood

Well, I ask you? Who can resist buying a book named The Full Moon at the Napping House? This book is written like The House That Jack Built, starting with a short phrase and adding on to it and repeating. It’s about a boy, a grandmother, a cat, a dog, and none of them can go to sleep.

The pictures are lovely and funny. This is another beautiful picture book with its own distinct style of illustration.

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6 thoughts on “Day 847: Two Picture Books

  1. Carolyn O February 10, 2016 / 11:30 am

    I LOVE Dinosaur Bob. So cute. And have you read The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore? Makes me cry every time.

    I’ve read The Napping House, but not this one, which is perhaps a sequel?

    • whatmeread February 10, 2016 / 11:37 am

      Yes, I have the review staged for Mr. Lessmore for March. I think you’re right. I figured out it was the sequel after I bought the book, but I haven’t seen The Napping House.

  2. Cathy746books February 10, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Wow. The illustrations in Dinosaur Bob are beautiful!

  3. Naomi February 10, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I want them both!

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