Miss Nancy at The Storybook Shoppe is so good about recommending a variety of books to our family. Last week it was an educational book about Abraham Lincoln (click here in case you missed the post!) and this week it's was a fun and whimsical treasure that my daughter, Molly, just loved.
The series "Brownie and Pearl" by Cynthia Rylant and pictures by Brian Biggs are tales about a girl and her cat. In this one called Brownie and Pearl Go for a Spin, the duo goes for a ride to the mailbox in Brownie's car. They get the mail, deliver it and drive back home. Except Pearl doesn't want to get out of the car when they arrive. She enjoyed her spin and wants to drive more! Until Brownie gets her a special snack.
That's it. It's quite simple actually.
So why did we like it? Because it's cute! The words are easy, the story is simple, and there's nothing complicated about this book. There's no underlying message. No deep rooted lesson. No history. And that's okay! It's purely fun.
This series is beautifully illustrated, much like the TV show La La Loopsy, my daughter pointed out. It's bright and cheery and upbeat. And sometimes, that's all you need for a great children's book!
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