Whale Shines: An Artistic Tale, by Fiona Robinson. Whale struggles to come up with an idea for the sea creatures’ art show, but the plankton inspire him to find his “inner artist.”
The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt; illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Duncan’s crayons are on strike. Blue is exhausted, pink wants to be used more often, and peeled peach feels naked. Text and illustrations are cleverly combined as each color writes a letter of complaint. Kids and adults will smile, laugh and love this book!