So, Clementine likes Dragon Puncher. Don't know Dragon Puncher? It is a highly silly James Kochalka book from awesome Top Shelf Comics. It has dragon-punching in it, and a butterfly *might* get tocked by a wooden spoon, but it's pretty mild violence. It's graphic-novel format, and I wouldn't say Clementine always makes it to the end, but she does get pretty excited about the superhero kitty.
(Below, Clementine does not actually have a black eye. That is just Hipstamatic "atmosphere.")
Clementine's current favorite books would have to be:
1. As of today, a smash fave:
by Lisa Wheeler, illus. R. Gregory Christie
Jim picked this up today, and when I got home from writing, he and Clementine were on their fifth reading in a row. As soon as she spied the last page, she would demand, "Again!" This happened again at naptime, and again at bedtime, leading to a total of some twenty readings today! That's never happened before, though she does love the below too, with art by the same illustrator. Both are wonderful jazzy read-alouds.
by Muriel Harris Weinstein, illus. R. Gregory Christie
Her other current faves are any and all of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague's
dinosaur books, of which these are a few:
And all of David Shannon's No David books:
What are your kids reading?