Here’s my selection for Perfect Picture Book Fridays

Just Another Morning 
Written by Linda Ashman
Illustrated by Claudio Muñoz
Harper Collins Publishers, 2004

Suitable for: Ages 4 and up

Theme/Topic: Adventure, Family, Rhyming Picture Book

The day begins as many do:
I find myself inside a zoo.

I’m cornered by a savage ape —
I growl and make a quick escape.

Brief Synopsis: From the book summary — A little boy imagines that the everyday objects around him are fantastic creatures as he goes about his day.

Link to Resources: Read Write Think offers a Choose Your Own Adventure writing experience. Crayola shows kids how to make a hand-crafted journal for a Passport to Adventure. For discussion, parents could ask their children to talk about items that seem like fantastic creatures in their own home.

Why I chose this book: Linda Ashman sent this book to my son last fall when we won her Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado book (Thanks again Julie). She wrote to Enzo — “Here’s hoping every day is a new adventure!” As he turns 2 on Saturday, I can say that every day is an adventure. And, I often wonder, if he thinks like the little boy in this book.

Enzo using a Crayola stylus to color on the iPad.

To find more picture books and resources, please visit Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and look for the Perfect Picture Books page.