The list author says: "Looking for a picture book with a little something to it? My child has a fondness for naughty humor, maps, mazes, cats and science facts. I hope you find something that interests your child!"
"This stunning book about a cat's wanderings on Nantucket is a beach vacation favorite. Comet the cat has several near death experiences (9 lives) and then finds a home with a lonely lighthouse cat. The illustrations are in a delicate yet humorous style you don't find in other books, and provide many clues for your child to revisit."
"A fascinating and inspiring book about the Saguaro cactus that reads like poetry. The cactus, growing slowly over a period of 150 to 200 years, serves as a "hotel" in the harsh Sonoran desert for a number of birds and other critters throughout its lifespan. Highly recommended!"
"We love all these humorous, unsentimental Preston Pig books which show a rather British sense of humor. "Goal" is a particular favorite. In this book, Preston Pig dreams of being a soccer star, while inadvertently causing trouble for the predatory wolf who is following him. An imaginary adoring crowd cheers Preston on "I said oo ahh, Preston Pig, I said oo, ahh Preston Pig.""
"Preston the Pig is back, innocently thwarting all the traps Mr. Wolf tries to set in this Little Red Riding Hood spoof. My child loves reciting the names the author gives to each of these traps, eg. "Cunning Wolf Trick No. 1 - the Old Slip on a Banana Peel Trick"."
"Preston the Pig is sent by himself on an errand, and the Wolf thinks he might get a meal out of it. However, as usual, disaster awaits the Wolf's every move. This book is a little less sophisticated than my favorites "Oops" and "Goal", but still worthwhile for Preston fans."
"Not as good as the other Preston Pig books, a bit wordy and not as funny, but still worth a read. Female fans of Preston may be pleased that in this book Preston befriends a little girl pig who is very much on the ball."