November is picture book month! Three for Thursday!

Each Thursday in November I will review three picture books that are available in Infosoup!


Bug in A Vacuum Melanie Watt 2015

A picture book about Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of loss, you say? Yes! This is amazing and wonderful. I am not certain on the audience but this is fascinating. You are cleverly captured from the beginning with, “Bug: An insect; An unexpected glitch and vacuum: A cleaning machine; a void left by a loss”.

Mr. McGinty’s Monarchs Linda Vander Heyden (local author!) 2016

This is a charming book about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly with informational end papers. On the flap under the author bio we discover the author’s inspiration for the book. This book reminded me of the starfish story. We cannot save all of the monarchs but let’s save as many as we can!

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story Patrick McDonnell 2014

“Messes” can get in the way of our story but we still carry on. Great message conveyed in a fun manner.