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Fun Picture Books: Great Picks for the Kids

Looking for the next great book to enjoy with your kids? These picture books are sure to please!

This week I thought I would do some summer housecleaning and post fun picture books I've come across.

They didn't necessarily fit into any category, but they were very entertaining to my kids and they deserve a shout out.  So here's to some clever picture books I thinks your kids will enjoy!

Here're the details on a great book I think you and your kids will enjoy:

Title:         Three Hens and a Peacock

Author:     Lester Laminack

Target:      Preschool - Grade 2

What this book is about:

When a peacock unexpectedly shows up at the Tucker’s farm, his fancy plumage brings in all sorts of buyers to their produce stand. The hens get their feathers in a ruffle thinking the peacock is all show and no work. They make a deal with the peacock to trade places—the peacock lays the eggs and the hens attract crowds to the produce stand. After a lot of hard work, and no results, they all realize that they each have their own unique talents they should appreciate!

Why I love this book:

First, illustrator Henry Cole does a wonderful job with those hens. He captures their outrage, their fancy duds and their exhaustion, with brilliance. 

This is also a wonderful read-aloud book. The illustrations are bold and striking and the absurdness of peacock laying eggs in the hen house and the hens stopping traffic with their fancy duds just lends itself to children laughing! Of course the ending also leaves us hanging...

Who this book is for:

Great for all kids. Nice lesson on appreciating your talents.

Final thoughts:

This book won the Children’s Choice Book Award for picture books, which is voted on by actual children, so there is no doubt that it will be a crowd-pleaser!

To see my full list of picture books, visit my blog at www.onegreatbook.com

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