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Mission No-Longer-Impossible: New Picture Books for Kids!

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:30pm


There's a situation here! A MAJOR situation! You're going to an unspecified location at some random time and there will be KIDS, both BIG and SMALL! What is there to say? What is there to do? Never fear, brave humans. You are about to enjoy the company of the world's most interesting and ENERGETIC beings. That means you need some of AADL's NEWEST, most EXEMPLARY EXAMPLES of picture books!

[a: snicket, lemony|Lemony Snicket], author of the bestselling [|Series of Unfortunate Events], brings you [b:1508180|Goldfish Ghost] with illustrations by [a:brown, lisa| Lisa Brown]! This adorably sinister book introduces a spectacular spectre who happens to be a fish. He travels the town in his ghostly way looking for a friend. DOES HE MEET ONE? Read this book to find out!

SPLISH! SMASH! SQUISH! [b:1511044|SPLAT!] by Jon Burgerman keeps the MISCHIEF MANAGED and the MESS CONTAINED! Turn each page to add another goofy element to the creature's face. The large bright illustrations are great for entertaining one playful person or an entirely peppy party!

[k: elephant and piggie|Elephant and Piggie] author [a:willems, mo|Mo Willems] brings you ANOTHER (yes, another) funny book, titled [b:1510284|Welcome: A Guide for New Arrivals]! This hilarious handbook gives kids a preview of what's to come in life, from SUPER COOL CATS to SAD SOGGY TOAST, and has a lot of adult appeal!

See? You can do this. You too can entertain YOUNGSTERS at HEART. The biggest hurdle is getting some great books, and then you're good to go!*

*Kind of. There are other things like games, jokes, being the funniest person in the room, and basically knowing all facts about the universe, but that all comes later. Good luck!


Lemony Snicket's books always have an excellent sense of humor; I'll be sure to have a crack at this one, too! Thanks for pointing it out, I would have had no idea about it otherwise.

Lemony Snicket and Mo Willems!? A fun week for children's books.

I simply adore the name Lemony Snicket!!

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I'm an adult (theoretically, at least), and I really like Mo Willems's books, especially the pigeon ones, but this one sounds fun too and like it would make a great gift. I definitely want to check out a copy.

Can't wait to check out Goldfish Ghost. Thx AADL for always having the most up to date offerings!

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