Sharing Books: Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink

One of the most fun things about my job as an elementary school librarian is that I get to shop for books with someone else's money! This year I have spent over $10,000 on books suited for Kinder through 5th grades. The problem is, though, that I don't personally get to keep them. (Bummer, right?) So, I find myself buying a few favorites that I just can't pass up. Kate has to have them!

As I read reviews and keep current with what's new in children's literature, I want to share some of those great titles here for my mommy friends (or anyone else who loves a good kids' book).

Here is my latest acquisition:

The Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink boxed set of board books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. (They also come in regular binding.)


Little Pea is the first book of the series. Little Pea doesn't want to eat his candy at suppertime. His parents promise he has to just eat 5 more pieces before he can have dessert. Sound familiar? It's such a clever premise that the author decided to do two more stories following the same format. Little Hoot is an owl who wants to go to bed early like his forest friends, and Little Oink is a pig who would much rather keep his room tidy than the pig-sty his parents demand. Be sure to check out other books by this author - you can't go wrong!