Dec 2, 2015

12 Days of Picture Books - Dewey Bob Review

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Welcome to the 12 Days of Picture Books! Over the span of 12 days, we will be reviewing 6 amazing books from Penguin Young Readers. But that's not all, make sure you are watching the Penguin Young Reader's Facebook page for giveaways of all 12 awesome books each of the 12 DAYS! You may just win some of these great titles for your little one's this holiday season. 

The first book that we are reviewing is Dewey Bob by Judy Schachner, author of the beloved Skippyjon Jonesseries! 

From Penguin: "Dewey Bob Crockett is a durn cute raccoon who lives by himself in a house filled to the brim with the wonderful objects he collects. Buttons, wheels, furniture and bricabrac adorn his cozy quarters and keep him busy as he finds and fixes, turning trash into treasures. But there’s something missing from Dewey’s collections—a friend! He tries gathering up some critters and bringing them home in his shopping cart, but that doesn’t work out so well. In the end, a friend does come Dewey’s way, and, with a little DIY help from this clever raccoon, returns again and again."

What we thought:

This book is so cute! The illustrations are absolutely lovely, and there is so much going on in the pictures alone, that your little ones of all ages will be riveted. Dewey Bob is just plain CUTE! His large raccoon cheeks are super sweet, and the fact that he is just a little bit different than every other raccoon is endearing. I love the message of finding true frienship. Dewey Bob is a collector at heart, collecting anything and everything. However, he quickly learns that all those things aren't much fun without someone to share it with, and he can't collect friends in the way that he's used to collecting items! By being helpful and using the things he's collected for good, he is able to make a lifelong friend. 

Kingston (3) and Bentley (1) both enjoyed the book. It is quite long for a toddler to sit through, but was perfect for my preschooler who has a large attention span. K loved the name "Dewey Bob", and thought he was super silly, especially when he tried to collect all of the animals in his shopping cart!

Interested in seeing what our fellow bloggers have to say about these titles? Head to these blogs to read reviews of different Penguin Young Reader books, as well as get a different perspective on the ones we've reviewed! 

Sleeping Should Be Easy
House of Burke (THAT'S US!) 
Homegrown Friends
Growing Up Madison
Crafty Moms Share
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Inspiration Laboratories
Clarks Condensed
Book Rock Betty
Kid Lit Frenzy
Bored Mommy
The Delightful Life
Reads and Recipes
Omazing Kids
KidsCreative Chaos
The Chirping Moms
Hello Happy
Spark and Pook
Fun Handprint Art
Mama Smiles
Imagination Soup
Tots and Me
Design of the Picture Book
Gravity Bread
Creative Family Fun
Future Flying Saucers
Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading
Coquette Maman
Growing Book by Book
A Little Bit of Everything
Happily Ever Mom
Little Earthling
The Little Tourist

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