Below are examples of my favorite Children’s works:
Secret Pizza Party,
by Adam Rubin
A raccoon obsessed with obtaining delicious, endless slices of pizza stars in this iconographic presentation of Adam Rubin’s humorous picture book (2013). As “Groovy Bossa Baby,” performed by Jive Ass Sleepers, fills the air, narrator Adam Verner reads with captivating zest, practically drooling over Raccoon’s love of pizza.
School Library Journal Review:
A delightfully weird ode to pizza translated from picture book to screen. It features a pizza-obsessed raccoon who, being a raccoon, is denied his favorite food by broom-wielding humans. Adam Verner enthusiastically narrates without crossing over into acting it out, preserving the storybook experience.
The Boy who Cried Bigfoot,
by Scott Magoon
He’s big. He’s funny. He’s not real. Or IS he?
This clever twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.