Another Roundup of Great Picture Books by Miss Jane!

Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

Alphabet Trucks

From Apple Trucks to Zipper Trucks (who knew?), you’ll be delighted with Alphabet Trucks by Samantha R. Vamos. Whether you’re a fan of the alphabet or of trucks, you’ll find this is a hit! Find it in the Vroom! section of the picture book shelves. (VROOM E VAMOS)

Flora Flamingo

Molly Idle’s Flora and the Flamingo is a lovely wordless picture book with fold down flaps that follows the shy meeting and pantomime of Flamingo by Flora.  Never has pink been so whimsical and elegant at the same time, and the ballet of Flora and her new friend is exquisite. (E IDLE)

Off We Go

Mole decides that today is the day his training wheels come off his bike.  Will the other animals in his path be prepared for Mole’s wobbly, bumpy, flappy, scrambley ride?  And, what is at the end of his special ride? Check out Off We Go! A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand. (E HILLENBRAND)


In Outfoxed by Mike Twohy, Fox thinks it’s a hen he’s grabbed from the hen house.  It’s not a hen, but it’s not the DOG it pretends to be.  How far will the “dog” go to convince the fox of his dogginess?  Hint: those fox socks taste terrible! (E TWOHY)

Penguin Vacation


After much sledding, ice skating, skiing, and singing of “Ninety-nine balls of snow on the ground,” Penguin  decides he REALLY needs a vacation somewhere tropical.  What a nice surprise he has, meeting  a new friend, Crab, when he gets to his destination.  Will Crab decide he needs a vacation, too?  Check out this charming new book, Penguin on Vacation,  by Salina Yoon. (E YOON)

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