Pedro’s Burro by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, and illustrated by Pau Estrada is a gentle story about a boy and his father who visit the market in order to buy a burro that is “just right.” Alyssa Satin Capucilli, also known for her books about the dog Biscuit, has a great website that contains a lot of information about the books she has written. Pau Estrada, a resident of Barcelona, Spain, has illustrated many other children’s books, including Soccer Counts!
Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face?, written by Lisa McCourt and illustrated by Cyd Moore, is a fun book to read to children before the first day of school or any other time of the year. An imaginative boy is looking forward to starting kindergarten. While walking to school with his mom and their dog, he asks his mom several questions about what kindergarten might be like. Lisa McCourt has written many books about the little boy with the goofy nickname “Stinky Face.” Check out her website for information about her other children’s books. Cyd Moore’s website has information about the children’s books she has illustrated.