PB & J Review: Hooway for Wodney Wat & “Thankfulness Song Medley”

Happy Friday! ūüôā

It’s been a while since I did a Picture Book & Jam Review. There are so many good children’s books out there; it’s just hard to choose¬†one to share. But today’s picks are too good¬†not to share! (FYI:¬†As I mentioned in my last post, I don’t get any compensation from these reviews.)

Picture Book Review:¬†Hooway for Wodney Wat should be called Hooray for Rodney Rat, but the main character Rodney has trouble pronouncing his “R’s”. This is a clever, literally laugh-out-loud book that the munchkins love reading over and over again (seriously, it doesn’t get old, even for me).

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The book deals with the topics of fitting in, bullying and overcoming challenges. It is written by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger, a dynamic book duo who produce¬†the most entertaining books. I know without a doubt that any story by these ladies is worth the read. You can listen to¬†Hooway for Wodney Wat online at this cool website¬†that reads books aloud (though the video isn’t¬†clear enough to see the illustrations).¬†To see the book¬†in its full glory, purchase it here¬†on Amazon.com¬†or check it out at your local library.

Side note:¬†You’ll also want to check out the Tacky the Penguin books by Lester and Munsinger, which feature a penguin who does everything in a tacky way to the horror¬†of his buddies Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly and Perfect – don’t you love those names, haha! You can get a look¬†at one of the books in this video that’s super clear and fun to watch.

Jam Review:¬†The “Thankfulness Song Medley” is from Veggie Tales, which has produced some of¬†the silliest songs ever known to mankind. This song however is more on the serious¬†side and highlights the important attitude of gratitude. I didn’t really pay attention to the lyrics until one day I heard C¬†singing, “Because a thankful heart is a happy heart” from¬†the backseat and I was like “yeah, man!”. It’s short and catchy and sweet.

Do you have a picture book or kiddie song you’d recommend?

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