Somehow I got put in charge of the book fair at my kids' school. My friend, Sheri, is the head of the Parent Committee and she knew if she asked me, I'd say no. So, she just assigned it to me. This was not a wise move on her part. It's not that I don't LOVE books. But anyone who read my post about my drawer full of undeposited checks would know that I should NOT be handling financial transactions.
Anyway, yesterday we had a meeting with the vendors to learn the record-keeping procedures. I arrived early, so I had 20 minutes alone to browse a whole book warehouse. Row after row of neatly stacked books. I think I was drooling.
I was familiar with nearly all of the picture books, but I made one great new discovery: Serious Trouble.
This book by author/illustrator Arthur Howard features a fire-breathing, people-eating, three headed dragon! The three heads each have a name and argue amongst themselves. When they catch Ernest, a Prince who want to become a Jester, Ernest tries to bargain with them.
"If I make you laugh, will you let me go?"
"He must be mad," said Snaggle.
"He might be tasty," said Snuffle.
"He could be funny," said Snide. "We'll give you two chances. Or maybe three."
This goofy book is sure to make any kid giggle.