Friction. Tension. Our adult world is rife with stress and conflict lately, and I’ve noticed it has somehow trickled into new picture book releases as well. I’m neither praising nor condemning the trend, just commenting.
I live in a neighborhood filled with kids. In fact, there’s a daycare center right next door. While that provides marvelous fodder for picture book inspiration, it’s also a window into the reality that little ones do shout, yell, argue and get passionately LOUD on a regular basis.
Here are some of the recent titles that have caught my eye:
Leave Me Alone! as reviewed by Julie Rowan Zoch
Let Me Finish! as reviewed by Danielle Davis
Horrible Bear! as reviewed by Dylan Teut
Have any other picture book titles caught your attention that could be included in this category? Other interesting title trends that you’ve noticed?
Happy Friday, happy reading.