This week my students and I read a bunch of books by Kevin Henkes. He was our author of the week. He does the illustrations for many of the books as well. A favorite of my students this week was Old Bear. While Bear hibernates, he dreams of a variety of things. The brief text would make it a good read aloud for a preschooler, but older children will like it as well. A Good Day is another book that Henkes has written for the younger audience. It has great illustrations and tells the story of a bird, dog, squirrel, and little girl.Lilly's Chocolate Heart is a board book, making it ideal for little hands, but children familiar with Lilly's Big Day and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse would enjoy it as well. Lilly gets a chocolate heart and needs to decide what to do with it.
I also liked Little White Rabbit, Kitten's First Full Moon, and Chrysanthemum. Have you read any of his books? Which ones do you like?