Wednesday, April 2, 2014


My boys are tough customers these days.  Their book bar is set so high it's difficult to find anything that meets their approval.  They are in full-on Calvin and Hobbes mode, so if anything has a shot at breaking them away—it had better be funny.

Today I found a winner.

Weasels by Elys Dolan.

At first glance I knew it had great potential to catapult itself over their ridiculously-high bar.
It's about weasels on a quest for world domination.  How could it go wrong?

They smirked.  They laughed.   They pulled the book closer to investigate the illustrations.

And I celebrated my victory.
We wage weird wars around here.


  1. How old are your boys? Mine are 2 and almost 4, and it's been harder for me to get them excited about any books I bring home from the library lately, too. I'd love any other suggestions you may have!

    1. My boys are 5 and 8. Here are some favorites that your 2 + 4 year old might like: Bully by Laura Seeger Vaccaro; Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie books, and his Pigeon books; Lost & Found by Oliver Jeffers; Stuck by Oliver Jeffers; Press Here by Herve Tulle; This Monster Needs a Haircut by Bethany Barton; Red Cat Blue Cat by Jenni Desmond; The Boy who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer; Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; I Love You, Stinkyface by Lisa McCourt; Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner; Toy Boat by Randall de Seve; When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach; Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black; How I Became a Pirate by Melissa Long...


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