Erica S. Perl, author of Ferocious Fluffity, selected these five family favorites. “All I have to say about reading as a family is that it should be a pleasure for all involved.”
Old MacDonald Had a Truck, written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban, is all about putting a new twist on the beloved, playing with expectations to step things up a notch.
Told in two perspectives, one from the adorable little girl, and one from the even more adorable little animal, we see that there are truly two sides to every story.
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier will appeal to young people who have ever felt unnoticeable and left out of things. It will also appeal to young people who like witty humor and to anyone of a philosophical bent.
My Adventures in Sillyville is a zippy tale written in rhyme about a young boy’s daydream. Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Wednesday, many things are topsy-turvy in Sillyville.
In looking at the list, the common themes seem to be naughtiness and humor—especially of the silly, slapstick variety. So here goes: