Hike by Pete Oswald

HikeHike by Pete Oswald; illustrated by Pete Oswald. 2020. Illustrations are digitally created. Published by Candlewick Press.

Brief summary: A father and his child wake up early and go on a hike into the wilderness enjoying the wilderness they encounter along the way. They stop for lunch and afterward, plant a tree being sure to take a selfie together by it to add to their photo album.

Comments: This story without words moves quickly and cab appeal to all children. The storyline is simple and beautiful to see the father sharing his love of Mother Nature with his child as well as encouraging the youngster to overcome small challenges along the trail.

I always know if it is a book that Pete Oswald creates, it’s going to be a good one. 

Tell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee

Tell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee

Tell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler. 2016. India ink with dippers and watercolors

Brief Summary: A little boy asks his father to tell him stories about the tattoos. The dad explains the life events that occurred that inspired him to get each tattoo.  The last one is a small heart with his boy’s birthday.

Comment: I can imagine parents stopping and talking about their own tattoos after reading this book to their child.   I bought this one for my school library because there really are not too many tattoo books at an elementary level. I think it will go out a lot because of the subject manner.