In Knob Creek, Kentucky, in 1816, seven-year-old Abe Lincoln falls into a creek and is rescued by his best friend, Austin Gollaher.
A few months ago a parent came in to the library asking for quirky and unusual picture books to read with her son. This was such a fun request I thought I’d share the list, which includes some of my all-time favorite picture books. These stories keep you on your toes with surprising twists and turns, offer an unusual perspective, or poke fun at the world or even the roles of authors, illustrators, and readers. Some of them are just plain silly. If you’re looking to shake things up a bit, check out these awesomely-quirky reads!
Bonnie encounters all sorts of exotic animals and marvelous things inside a man’s crazy hair.
An inspector seeks to solve a murder mystery at the symphony by questioning each of the musical instruments.
In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what.
Members of a large group of animals, including a penguin, two rabbits, and a koala, disappear at an alarming rate but the hungry lion remains.
A penguin complains about the uncontrollable problems in his life.
When Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things.