Happy 2014! I hope you have a wonderful year.
It’s Friday, so here’s my PPBF choice:

Written by David LaRochelle
Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Walker Books for Young Readers, An Imprint of Bloomsbury, 2013
Suitable for ages: 1 and up
Themes/Topics: Animals, Adventure, Getting into trouble

Opening line: Moo.

Synopsis from jacket flap: Here is the story of … one cow, one word, one utterly wild adventure … Moo!

Link to resources: Author David LaRochelle has a teaching guide and activities on his website.

Why I like this book: Wow. One word. It’s repeated throughout the book and provides adult readers an opportunity to add a little theatrics to the story. We recently read a book Banana! by Ed Vere … which also has one word. Limited text provides plenty of room for the illustrators to play.

For more PPBF selections, visit Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog. 

Also instead of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, perhaps we could play Six Degrees of Susanna Leonard Hill with this selection. Mike Wohnoutka is also the illustrator of Can’t Sleep Without Sheep.