Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
This book is particularly a personal Tomfoolery favorite, it follows the story of a little unicorn who believes in little girls; however, she is made fun of by her other unicorn friends because they believe little girls don’t exist! Despite the others attempting to discourage her, the unicorn continues to hold to her beliefs and daydreams about the day she could meet a little girl and all the exciting activities they could do together. The story then turns around to focus on a little girl who is in the same exact situation, in which she believes in unicorns and is made fun of for thinking they are real. Despite the teasing, she as well continues to believe in unicorns and wishes for one to have as a friend. Ideally, this would be an excellent gift to read to a child who has an imaginative mind and then present them with the unicorn plush after reading the story, so that they can have their own unicorn friend too! This book teaches great morals early on, showing children the importance of staying true to who you are and what you believe in while also not allowing others to discourage you or make you upset.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
The book is written in rhyme, making for a fun and exciting story to read! The story follows different trucks that would be found on a typical construction site, such as a crane, cement mixer, and a dump truck. By bringing the construction site to life it follows each truck’s daily activities, essentially teaching a child what each truck on a construction site is used for. This story also teaches great morals along the way, showing how each truck is unique in what they do yet still are incredibly helpful to the construction sites as they come and work together. Also, each truck is described as working hard, finishing their tasks, and sleeping rested while feeling accomplished for what they have done to give a helping hand. This book is excellent for children who love trucks, and the corresponding doll is the excavator featured on the front cover, which will be great as a truck to play with or a soft sleep time friend!
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean
While this particular story is illustrated in the sing-song way of the classic “the Wheels on the Bus” chant featuring unique aspects to it being Pete the Cat who is driving the bus, this is not the only Pete the Cat book the store offers! In fact, Pete the Cat is incredibly iconic and is featured in many different stories doing different things and in many different types of books such as Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus, a simple book for reading to a child younger than four, but also books for older children learning how to read who are ready to finally read books on their own. For children who just so happen to love cats, Pete the Cat is an excellent choice and the books featuring him are offered in a very wide selection, with the featured plush being none other than Pete the Cat himself!
Don’t forget to stop by over the weekend, we’d love to have you visit! As this weekend will be the last two days of Children’s Book Week, make sure to take advantage of the last two days of our featured sales and events:
- Buy two books in our vast selection of books here at Tomfoolery and get the third book purchased discounted at 50% off!
- Donate four used books to our store and be entered into a drawing (every set of four books is considered one entry) for a $100 Tomfoolery gift card! All books donated will be given to local schools in need.
- For any of our books here at Tomfoolery in which we sell the corresponding plush doll from the book, purchase the book and receive 20% off the corresponding plush doll!