Picture Book Month: Jungle

Using the Picture Book Month Calendar, I am going to post five favorite picture books of mine for each day of November. Today’s theme is the jungle.

1. The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. I enjoy the artwork in this book as well as the creatures’ reasons why the kapok tree shouldn’t be cut down.

2. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema. This West African story shows how one little action can have big consequences. My one first grade group enjoyed this book and what the animals did and said.

3. Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen. Large jungle animals try to stop a tiny fly. There are some great sound effects to read aloud in this book.

4. Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley and pictures by Nic Bishop. This nonfiction picture book shows one frog’s day with amazing photographs. Young readers will love the long leap the frog takes in this story.

5. Hubert’s Hair Raising Adventure by Bill Peet. When I was in elementary school, I loved Bill Peet’s picture books.

What jungle picture books are on your radar?

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