Big Excitement in Small Box

We got a terrific little box from Candlewick Press (my all time favorite publisher) this morning–new titles going on sale tomorrow.

Here’s a sneak preview:

From Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, masters of the pop-up book, comes the gorgeous and intricate Fairies and Magical Creatures. Picture this opening spread–the fairy monarch Titania with, and I’m not kidding about this, wings that beat. All sorts of magical creatures reside in these pages.

From Jan Pienkowski, two new pop-ups: dinnertime is an exploration of the food chain for toddlers featuring a frog, a vulture and a series of ever-fiercer animals. Deliciously off-beat.
little monsters features not-so-scary critters engaged in all kinds of monstrous activities. Ending with a kiss and a counting opportunity, this is a great book for the little monster in your house.

And ta-daaa! Book 5 in Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson series, Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig, in which Mercy is almost captured by Animal Control Officer Francine Poulet, who, fortunately for pig lovers everywhere, also thinks like a pig. Kids 6-8 will enjoy this one.

–Susan

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