(received for review)
Sometimes picture books just simply aren't as cute as you want them to be.
A Band of Babies by Carole Gerber
Rhyming text was okay, but I didn't care for the illustration style at all. And I'm not a fan of the "let's walk down the street from daycare and wreck the store... it'll be cute 'cause we're babies" concept. Just no. (MeiMei didn't like this one either)
North, South, East, West by Margaret Wise Brown
I don't know why, but the books by Brown they've been publishing lately just really do nothing for me. Illustrations weren't bad.
Places to Be by Mac Barnett
Really cute illustrations but again... this just did nothing for me.
I Love Mommy/I Love Daddy
board books by Sebastien Braun
The Mommy one is much better than the Daddy one, in my opinion. Overall, though... eh. They're fine but not amazing. Cute enough to give as a gift, but not cute enough I need to own them myself. Maybe if we were still firmly in the board book stage of life, but we're passing out of it.
Good Morning, Grizzle Grump by Aaron Blecha
If I were Grizzle, I'd be a grump too. What lame jerky friends. Not a fan of this one.
(This is in nowise a comprehensive list. A lot of times if we don't care to keep the picture book I donate it to school or library or give away without bothering to review.)