Here’s my choice for Perfect Picture Book:

Rhyming Dust Bunnies
Written and Illustrated by Jan Thomas
Beach Lane Books, 2009

Suitable for: Ages

Theme/Topic: Rhyming, Listening to your friends

Opening: Hello! We are Ed, Ned, Ted … and Bob.
We rhyme all the time!

Brief Synopsis: As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob is trying to warn them of approaching danger. — from the Library of Congress Summary

Link to resources: Here’s a Rhyme Time lesson plan for kindergarten students. You may even want to find some dust bunnies at your house and “clean them up.” This book at 126 words would be easy to act out. Perhaps you could get some cleaning done while you do it! Jan Thomas has Things to Do, including a page on the Rhyming Dust Bunnies.

Why I like this book: The combination of simple illustrations and text make this perfect for my kiddo. It’s a well loved library book as the pages are falling out. I’ll have to point that out when I return it! It has a simple rhyme with Bob being the odd man out, but with something very important to share. His friends keep ignoring him until the end when they turn to him for help.

For more Perfect Picture Book Fridays books, check out Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.