If you guys have been a GGG reader for any length of time then you may remember the wonderful books we covered a few years back that were by the dynamic duo of Shankman & O’Neill. I think I remember saying that these books were like modern day Dr. Seuss because they are that memorable and have the same whimsical feel to them. I Met a Moose in Maine One Day still remains to be one of our family favorites.
So, when Dave O’Neill reached out a few weeks ago about their two new books, we were all excited to take a look at them. Besides, who wouldn’t want to read a book called When a Lobster Buys a Bathrobe?! Not to mention, My Grandma Lives in Florida really is true for us! The boys have a grandmother who lives in Florida and I am begged almost weekly to take another trip back down there. Dear Florida, could you get a gigantic AC and some mountains? No really, we love Florida but there is no place like good old Western North Carolina. Maybe Shankman & O’Neill can write a sweet little book about our beautiful Blue Ridge (hint, hint).
We have been just as pleasantly surprised with the two new books as we have been with the old. When a Lobster Buys a Bathrobe is so fun and rhythmical and we have fun seeing what all that Lobster is up to and what he may be buying next. This book takes place in not just one particular location so you can easily picture the Lobster in your house with you. My Grandma Lives in Florida is a great take on the grandmother and grandchild relationship with the fun rhymes and wonderful illustrations. Our boys can definitely relate to this one and even remember things about our Florida trip.
Both of these wonderful books are perfect for your at home children’s library. If you haven’t already checked out the older Shankman & O’Neill books I would urge you to give a few a try as well!
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