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Bob and Joss Get Lost!

Perfect Picture Book Friday
Bob&JossGetLost!Bob and Joss Get Lost! (HarperCollins, 2017) by Peter McCleery and illustrated by Vin Vogel is another hilarious book where the reader gets to be smarter than the book characters.
Here’s the opening:
“I’m bored,” Bob said, “Let’s do something.”
“Let’s take a boat trip,” said Joss.
“We will get lost,” said Bob.
We won’t get lost,” said Joss.

Famous last words! And fun twists as you go along on the journey with them.
This is Peter’s debut picture book–I hope we see many more. Read more about Peter on his website where you’ll get more tastes of his humor.
Vin Vogel is an author as well as an illustrator. His humor matches up with Peter’s. Read more about Vin and his work, especially the Yeti books, here.

Posted in PB, Read-aloud, So Many Good Books

Night Animals

Perfect Picture Book Friday
nightanimals.jpgNight Animals (Viking, 2015) by Gianna Marino is a hilariously fun picture book.

Possum is scared because it is night and something is out there. Then shunk is scared, and wolf, and bear. What are they scared of? Night Animals! Which bat tells them they are. Duh.

This book is deceptively simple, but such a riot. And the ending has a nice surprise. I also love Gianna’s drawings.

Gianna has eight picture books out with more to come–see all of them here. I need to do some more reading! Check out her bio here.