Queenie Quail Can’t Keep Up by Jane Whittingham, illustrated Emma Pedersen

     Queenie Quail Can’t Keep Up by Jane Whittingham, illustrated Emma Pedersen, Pajama Press Inc., 9781772780673, 2019

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Adventure Picture Book

What did you like about the book? Beautiful, bright, nature illustrations grace the pages (very appropriately) in this story about a little quail who couldn’t keep up with her hurried parents and siblings. The reason? She stopped to enjoy all the beauty of nature around her. Her family urged her to keep up, but Queenie’s curious observations saved her family from furry danger. Now, her family realizes it sometimes is necessary to stop and look around you!

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book? Parents, story-hour, preschool lessons about nature, patience, observation

Who should buy this book? Public Libraries, preschools/day-care

Where would you shelve it? Picture Book

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Lindsey Hughes, Marstons Mills Public Library, Marstons Mills, MA

Date of review: 2/13/19

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