Sunday, September 18, 2022

Fun children's books: "Books Aren't For Eating" & "Monsters Play... Counting!" [Review & Giveaway]

Books Aren't for Eating by Carlie Sorosiak & illustrated by Manu Montoya  


My thoughts: 
I just love this book. The elderly goat is the librarian and he doesn't eat the books. Instead, he delights in finding the perfect book for each of the library patrons.

And then one day a fellow goat comes into the library looking for a book. He finds one to his liking and immediately commences to eating it. He goes on to eat more and more much to the dismay of the elder goat librarian.

Mr. Goat Librarian is dismayed and goes home his thoughts consumed with how to help his fellow goat learn to love to READ books as he does and NOT to EAT books. 

His solution is one from his own personal experiences. 

I highly recommend this delightful read.

About the book: How can Leopold, goat and bookstore owner, find the perfect book for a fellow goat—one the visitor will enjoy reading, not munching?

Leopold the goat owns a delightful bookstore, and he has a talent for matching his customers with the ideal book—an adventure story for the girl in the rain boots, a novel about gnomes for the man who loves to laugh, and a book of birds for the woman in the feathered hat. But one day, another goat arrives and proceeds to eat every book Leopold offers. Can Leopold find just the right one to tempt this reluctant reader? This funny, charming tale of the transformative power of books is a celebration of that first special story that sparks a child’s love of reading.


Monsters Play... Counting! by Flavia Z. Drago 


My thoughts: 
Ten different monsters each have an activity and a physical trait that makes them specific to the number they hold in the count down.

A cute counting book that shows relationship between activity and physical trait and the aid that a specific number might hold for that activity.

A fun book.

About the book: The creator of Gustavo, the Shy Ghost presents a stylish, delightfully ghoulish board book that little ones can count on—with the help of monsters of all shapes and sizes.

Run like a monster!
Run like Pete.
Pete has SEVEN feet
for racing down the street.

Count from one to ten with these funny, flamboyant monsters! As children peruse one tongue, two ears, three eyes, and more, they may be inspired to swing, build, flutter, drum, and learn the names for different body parts, too. With monstrously bright illustrations and a rhyming text, this sturdy board book makes the perfect gift for a new arrival or a must-have addition to a toddler’s first library. 

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DISCLOSURE: I received complimentary copies to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's prize is provided and shipped directly to the winner by publicist or publisher. Chat With Vera is not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.

2 comments:

  1. 1 Please share a visit to the LIBRARY you and/or your family have experienced that brings fond memories back to you. I HAVE PICTURES OF ZAY'S FIRST VISIT TO THE CITY LIBRARY. SHE HAD A LOT A FUN THERE., 1 Please share a visit to the LIBRARY you and/or your family have experienced that brings fond memories back to you.

    2 What do you think of as a SPECIAL subject for children's books? i DON'T KNOW
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    2 What do you think of as a SPECIAL subject for children's books?


    2 What do you think of as a SPECIAL subject for children's books? NOT A PARENT JUST GREAT AUNT

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  2. My children always enjoyed trips to the Library when they were young. I remember them at an event making dog/cat treats for a local shelter. Recently we saw an art exhibit. A good topic for children books would be about teaching children about other people with special needs.
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