Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy by Cat Cora -- ADVISABLE
Cora, Cat. A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy, illustrated by Joy Allen. Dial Books for a Young Reader (Penguin Group), 2011. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK. Iron Chef Cat Cora cooks up her first children’s book. Zoran is sad that his mom has to leave and go on a trip. His mom suggests that he pick something of his for her to take on her trip, so that they both will feel better. Zoran searches through all of his toys before he thinks of the perfect thing. The illustrations are colorful and appealing. The writing is solid, not superb; however, the story covers an important subject about parent’s leaving on work trips and how children can cope with it. Pre-K, EL– ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.