Steven Kellogg's books are not to be missed, if you're looking for imaginative and humorous stories that will hold even the youngest child's attention and interest. Since 1967, Mr. Kellogg has written and/or illustrated over 100 picture books for kids...here are some that were our own family's favorites for ages 4-8 (click on the pictures to see how much they are from Amazon, or find them at your local library):
Find out what happens when Louis' Uncle McAllister brings back "a wee bit of Scotland" to him for his birthday. Hint: This tadpole GROWS! Heartwarming and hilarious story of a boy's devotion to his pet. My kids wanted this book read to them over and over and over again!
Have you ever tried to explain the answer to this question to a 4-8 year old child? This book will do it for you, as David M. Schwartz's concepts and mathematical calculations are helped brilliantly by Steven Kellogg's fun, detailed illustrations. Another book we read over and over!
Pinkerton, the Great Dane, decides that a football must be an egg, after his owner, Emily, comes home from school with information about penguins and their amazing parenting skills...chaos ensues before Granny saves the day. Other Pinkerton Books: Pinkerton, Behave!,A Rose for Pinkerton (Picture Puffins), Prehistoric Pinkerton (Picture Puffins), and Tallyho, Pinkerton! (Picture Puffins). These stories were based on Mr. Kellogg's own harlequin Great Dane, named - Pinkerton, of course!
A "what happened next?" story unfolds as a mother asks her daughter how the class field trip to the farm went. Kind of boring she says, until Jimmy's boa got away...again, chaos reigns and hilarity follows. Written by Trinka Hakes Noble, with illustrations by Steven Kellogg.