In The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, young readers can see that there are two sides to every story as "A. Wolf" tells the story of his interactions with the three pigs and explains he's not 'big and bad' at all. Pay careful attention to the artwork on this. If you look carefully at several of the pictures, you can see hidden pigs and wolves in the clouds and other designs.
In I Want to be President, Betty Lou from Sesame Street fantasizes about being the President of the United States. At the same time, she explains many things about the life of the President, such as the Oval Office, Air Force One, etc. Of course the most important part is the message: that any American, even a muppet, can aspire to the nation's highest office.
We wondered why there isn't an Amelia Bedelia Meets the President book.
Picture: Amelia Bedelia is standing with a woman in a business suit in an otherwise empty Oval Office.
Secretary: The President can't see you now, he's meeting with his cabinet.
Amelia Bedelia: His Cabinet? You folks sure have strange ways. Why not just meet with his desk, then he could see me just fine?
(I think Amelia lives in England, so she might be more likely to meet the Queen -- which wouldn't be any less funny.)
"Horrible" Harry is at it again in Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding. One of his friends is upset about his mother's upcoming nuptials and his role as ring bearer. So Harry "marries" his crush, Song Lee, on the playground to give everyone a chance to see a wedding. However, since this is Horrible Harry, it's not a normal wedding it's a horrible wedding. (Song Lee should have insisted on counseling first...)
In Five Stars for Abuela Dora the Explorer visits her grandmother and sees how many stars she can catch along the way. The stars are squishy to the touch which will make the book attractive to younger children. Many of the pages have puzzle to help you find the stars. Interestingly, on the last page, there are six stars. We couldn't quite figure out what that was supposed to mean.