Saturday, February 16, 2013

books by Keiko Kasza

This past week my students and I read a bunch of books by Keiko Kasza.  Kasza has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books.  All of her books have animals as the main characters.    
The Pigs' Picnic was my students' favorite book.  Mr. Pig plans to ask Miss Pig to go on a picnic.  He gets some well meaning but poor advice from his friends Fox, Lion, and Zebra.  He decides that their advice was not for him, and Miss Pig does agree to go with him. 

Ready for Anything! is my favorite book by Kasza.  Raccoon and Goose are opposites.  Goose is excited about going on a picnic, but Raccoon is thinking about everything that could go wrong.  In the end, they do have a great time.

One of my nieces really liked My Lucky Day when she was a preschooler.  She got the book as a participant in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Fox thinks he is going to have a great meal when Pig shows up at his door, but Pig outwits Fox.  If you have children or work with children, look for Keiko Kasza's books next time you are at the library.  You and your children should enjoy them.       

1 comment:

amandajean said...

I think Kazsa wrote when the elephant walks, as well. Another favorite in our household.