Saturday, March 26, 2016

Let's Go, Hugo!

Let's Go, Hugo! by Angela Dominguez is a picture book worth sharing with your children or students.  Hugo is a bird who lives in Paris.  He is afraid of flying, so when he meets a new friend, Lulu, who invites him to fly so he can see the Eiffel Tower, he creates excuses for why they cannot leave immediately.  He procrastinates all day and when Lulu leaves at the end of the day, Hugo wonders what will happen.  Bernard, an owl, teaches and encourages Hugo.  When Lulu returns in the morning, Hugo is ready to go.  I enjoyed the story as well as the pictures.  Dominguez' work will be something I will keep a look out for when I am browsing children's books.  

Thursday, March 17, 2016


Goal! written by Sean Taylor with photographs by Caio Vilela is a book to share with young soccer fans.  Taylor writes about the game, while  Vilela has taken photographs of children playing soccer in many places around the world.  On each page, there is soccer related trivia from different countries.  My guess is this will be a popular book with my students.