First up - The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf.
This story is about a girl, a contest and a quest to write the best story ever. It has a pirate in polka-dotted pajamas, a bus driven by a monkey - who later marries the pirate's sister - and a mushy yet heartwarming ending, especially for Mamas.
Kadyn LOVES reading "the best story ever!!"
Next up - Raising a Little Stink by Colleen Sydor and illustrated by Pascale Constantin.
A lazy lion, a lazy lion tamer, a lazy mouse and a go-getting stinkbug walk into a bar.....Ok, maybe not. But a lazy lion, a lazy lion tamer, a lazy mouse and a go-getting stinkbug do move into a cozy little cottage in the forest.
Unhappy with their new digs, the lazy trio laze in bed watching the weather channel (because they are too lazy to get the remote) while the stinkbug gets himself nicely settled and bakes a souffle.
The stinkbug's eagerness and energy are taken advantage of and, in the end, a little stink is raised.
Story - super cute. Kadyn asking to read 'Little Stink!' - super duper cute!
Our third and final story: Nathaniel McDaniel and the Magic Attic, The Sabre-toothed Tiger written by Evan Solomon and illustrated by Bill Slavin
I love this story. It's written in rhyme, which makes it fun to read, it's action packed and Nate is a kid I can root for.
It's a little beyond Kadyn and it's one of the longer stories we've read, but he wasn't bored for even one second.
The Sabre-toothed Tiger is the second in a, so far, two-part series about a kid, Nate, and his adventures in his Gramps' magic attic. Gramps' attic is FULL of treasures from all over history and when Nate touches one, he is transported to the time in which the item came from - and Nate cannot return until the item is back where it belongs.
Of the three stories Kadyn and I read last week, this is my favorite and we'll definitely be looking for the first Nathaniel McDaniel adventure on our next library trip.