2012 may go down as the year of the picture book sequel. Aside from the Mo Willems offering I mention below, expect sequels to The Dunderheads, I Must Have Bobo, LMNO Peas, Say Hello to Zorro, Oh No!, Dinotrux, A Pet for Petunia and a whole bunch more.
Borrowing heavily (see: stealing) from A Fuse #8 Production (who recently posted 10 Middle Grade Novels I’m Looking Forward to in 2012), here is an unscientifically assembled group of ten picture books that have me excited for the coming year (or at least as far ahead as I see).
Are they any good? Who knows? My money would be on “probably”, but you’d be wise to investigate further before making any purchases.
But let’s get on with the list…
Wumbers by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
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