And you know what that means. . .
Perfect Picture Books!
I don’t know about where you live, but where I live the weather has been most uncooperative! Long spells of frigid temperatures topped off with snow and ice. It’s too cold to stay outside for more than about 14 seconds, and even if you dare go out, you have to wade through snow or pick your way carefully over ice. (Don’t get me wrong – I like winter activities as much as the next person – but getting groceries has turned into an Olympic sport! 🙂 )
Cabin fever and barbarian behavior!
So I have the Perfect Picture Book for today 🙂
Written & Illustrated By: Lindsay Ward
Two Lions, March 2017, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 3-7
Themes/Topics: siblings, sibling rivalry, conflict resolution, humor
Opening: “In the beginning,
a great warrior laid claim to the land.
Feared by all, his reign was steadfast.
But soon another arrived
and his influence spread quickly.
This fierce rival challenged the great warrior.
Two seekers of high adventure,
Their strength and courage became that of legend.
This is the tale of the mighty Brobarians. . .”
Brief Synopsis: Otto and Iggy, two warriors once at peace, end up at odds when they blame each other for spilling the cookies and then Iggy commandeers Otto’s army guys and Otto strikes back by taking Iggy’s bottle 🙂 How can the problem be resolved with two such fierce contenders at war?
Why I Like This Book: The book is written like a knightly quest tale of old (or maybe it has more of a Viking flavor 🙂 ) All is well in the kingdom until the brothers start fighting over their belongings. Anyone who has spent time around siblings will appreciate the story! When the clash between the two reaches an unbearable level, who should step in to referee but Mamabarian! 🙂 The two brothers, sent off in shame, end up friends again when they’re both sentenced to the “dungeon of seclusion” (the bathtub) – partners in crime 🙂 A fun, entertaining story that all Brobarians and Mamabarians will get a kick out of 🙂
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
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Ski, sled, skate, and come in and get warm with a cozy fire, a mug of hot chocolate, and a stack of picture books!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂