Monday, April 01, 2024

April 2024 Reading Challenge: Karma!

I recently grabbed a picture book off the library shelf called The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson and enjoyed the verse and illustrations...what a cute story! The end-flap advertised the author's "Bear" series, and I remembered Bear Snores On well, it being a 5-star read.


A Stack of Karma

After two great stories, I decided to see what else the author had cooking picture-book-wise and was flabbergasted by the sheer quantity--approximately 58 picture books! Are they all winners? That's the question that needs answering, and what this reading challenge is all about...reading Karma!

Childrens picture books by Karma Wilson:

1.) Bear Feels Sick (4 stars)
2.) Bear's New Friend (meh.)
3.) Bear Says Thanks (3.5 stars) 
4.) Bear Sees Colors (4 stars)
5.) Bear Snores On (5 stars)
6.) Bear Stays Up for Christmas (4 stars)
7.) Bear Can't Wait (5 stars!)
8.) Bear Finds Eggs (4 stars)
9.) Bear Wants More (4 stars)
10.) Bear Can't Sleep (3.5 stars)
11.) Bear Counts (meh.)
12.) Bear Feels Scared (3.5 stars)
13.) Bear's Loose Tooth (meh.)

14.) A Frog in the Bog (3.5 stars)
15.) Mama, Why? (dnf)
16.) The Cow Loves Cookies (4 stars)
17.) Sleepyhead (3.5 stars)
18.) Moose Tracks (4 stars)
19.) Horseplay (3.5 stars)
20.) Princess Me (3.5 stars)
21.) I Love Your Face (4 stars)
22.) Whopper Cake (5 stars!)
23.) Sweet Briar Goes to Camp (3 stars)
24.) How to Bake an American Pie (meh.)
25.) Duddle Puck The Puddle Duck (5 stars!)
26.) Moose Tracks (3.5 stars)
27.) Give Thanks to the Lord (3 stars)
28.) Hogwash! (4 stars)
29.) Hilda Must Be Dancing (4 stars)
30.) Big Bear, Small Mouse (meh.)
31.) Doormouse Dreams (meh.)
32.) A Dog Named Doug (4 stars)
33.) Who Goes There? (3.5 stars)
34.) Mama Always Comes Home (meh.)
35.) Animal Strike at the Zoo (meh.)
36.) Mortimer's Christmas Manger (3.5 stars)
37.) Mortimer's First Garden (3.5 stars)
38.) Bear Hugs (meh.)
39.) Mr. Murry and Thumbkin (3 stars)
40.) If I Were a Mouse (3.5 stars)


41.) What's in the Egg, Little Pip? (meh.)
42.) Don't Be Afraid, Little Pip (meh.)
43.) Where Is Home, Little Pip? (3.5 stars)


44.) What's the Weather Inside?
45.) Outside in the Box (3 stars)









Other "karma" books to read this month:

The Karma Map by Nisha Sharma