Like salt and pepper

I love it when I find 2 unrelated books that are just meant for each other.

This happened several weeks ago.

I had just read We Are In a Book by Mo Willems to a group of children in a preschool center.  In this story, Gerald and Piggie realize they are being read . . . by me and you!  Then they get us to read the word “bananas.”

Oddly enough, I was scanning the New Books shelf in the Children’s Dept when what book did I find . . . you guessed it . . . . Banana! by Ed Vere.  And there are only 2 words in the entire book:  please and banana!

So, like salt and pepper or peanut butter and jelly, these books go together!

Can you think of others?

About Kathy

Senior Librarian, Children's Dept, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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2 Responses to Like salt and pepper

  1. Rebecca says:

    I love this idea!

    Two books I like to pair as read-alouds are

    The Girl Who Wore Snakes by Angela Johnson
    and
    Insects Are My Life by Megan McDonald

    Two wonderful stories about seeing the beauty in what others might call icky. 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    As far as titles, It’s a Book by Lane Smith leads in to I Am the Book by Lee Bennett Hopkins.

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