Candlewick Press Trifecta

Today, I have three wonderful picture books from Candlewick Press, including a Caldecott Medal Honor Book. I really believe you will enjoy these three selections as much as I enjoy them. So, without any further ado–there is still way too many boxes to empty before I can say I’m moved in–her are the three Candlewick Press picture books.

First up:  Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
Written by Mac Barnett
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press      10/14/2015
32 pages      Age 4—8

“Sam and Dave are digging a hole, and they will not stop until they find something spectacular.” [inside jacket]

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Next:  Yak and Gnu

yak and gnu cover
Yak and Gnu

Written by Juliette MacIver
Illustrated by Cat Chapman
Candlewick Press      6/09/2015
32 pages       Age 4—8

“Yak and Gnu are friends dear and true. Yak has a kayak, Gnu a canoe. Down the river they go, singing:

“No one else
But you and me
Can float a boat
Or sail the sea.”

But wait! What’s that? A goat in a boat, a calf on a raft, and a whole flotilla of gorillas! Now their song is all wrong. With so many other friends afloat, can Yak and Gnu still sing their sea song for two?” [inside jacket]

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Finally, but certainly not least:  I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard

star on mrs bensons blacboard cover
I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard

Written & Illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann
Candlewick Press     6/09/2015
32 pages     Age 4—8

“Rose wants to get a star on Mrs. Benson’s blackboard, but sometimes her mind wanders, she doesn’t always know the right answer, and her reading-aloud voice is too quiet. When it’s time to make a thank-you card for an artist who visited her class, Rose makes an amazing card—but also covers herself and her desk in paint and supplies. Will Mrs. Benson be able to see her creativity and passion through all that mess? Is it possible to get a star for something other than answering questions and having a tidy work space?” [inside jacket]

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6 thoughts on “Candlewick Press Trifecta

  1. You already know how I feel about Sam & Dave 🙂 YAK & GNU sounds hilarious 🙂 And I love the look and sound of I’LL NEVER GET A STAR ON MRS. BENSON’S BLACKBOARD. Thanks for the reviews, Sue 🙂


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