My Teacher is a Monster! by Peter Brown
Just in time for heading back to school, we’re loving this new release from the author of one of our all-time favorites Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Bobby (who happens to like throwing paper airplanes) has a big, green, mean monster for a teacher — which our kids find hilarious. When Bobby runs into her at the park one day, an initially awkward interaction ends with the realization that teachers are people too.
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
Meet Gaston, a bulldog in a family of poodles. Our kids giggle and giggle as Gaston and his sisters Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo and Ooh-La-La practice being perfectly proper pooches. “Sip. Never slobber!…Walk with grace. Never race!” When the poodles bump into a burly bulldog family at the park, Gaston’s world turns upside-down, and he isn’t sure where he belongs. He ultimately finds that home is where he can be his unique self. And the sweet surprise ending gets us every time.
Since Sunday is World Lion Day, we thought we’d give you and your kids a weekend’s worth of fun stuff to enjoy with our favorite lion, Leo. (He’s pretty excited about it!)
Bring one of Leo’s roars to life. Draw the noisiest roar imaginable with this free activity sheet. Or get crafty with your kids by making a super-nifty lion mask — our kids have a blast prancing around like Leo. Get our how-to guide here.
Leo likes to help out with the alphabet, too. You can find him in the Wee Alphas app. Or bring him home to hang out on the wall with a personalized print from our shop.
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne
Before he had crazy hair and discovered relativity, Albert Einstein was a curious boy with a big heart and a serious case of the giggles. We love how the book celebrates that quirkiness can lead to brilliant ideas. It’s a perfect read for the curious kid — exploring how math, play and imagination all work together to help us discover new things.
Wee Society teamed up with the best-ever lab partner Tattly to create a set of science-y temporary tattoos.
Just in time for heading back to school, nothing says science-is-awesome quite like sporting our DNA Strand, Stegosaurus Fossil or six other designs. And according to our friends at Tattly, they're only getting positive results.
The set is available exclusively at Tattly for $15, including shipping within the U.S.
Wee Society’s You Know What’s Awesome? wall decals were just spotted in Anthology Mag's Family Issue.
“Wall decals make it really quick and easy to transition from a baby’s room to a preschooler’s space,” says Jill Robertson, co-founder, Wee Society. “And our decals were designed for interaction — our boys love moving them around — so the wall becomes a big canvas for play.”
The decals — and dozens more Wee Society designs — are available exclusively at art.com.
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
This charming classic won the Caldecott Honor in 1949, and it holds up as one of our kids' favorite bedtime reads. We love that little Sal (who is said to be based on the author's daughter) comes across as a real-life curious kid, rather than a girly stereotype. While gathering blueberries in her tin pail — “ku-plink, ku-plank, ku-plunk” — little Sal and a bear cub get mixed up and accidentally follow after the wrong mom. The sweet story with lovely block printed illustrations should be in every kid’s home library.
Brief Thief by Michaël EscoffierThis book gets belly laughs from our preschooler. When Leon the lizard runs out of toilet paper, he wipes with what appears to be a pair of discarded underpants hanging on a tree. (Yep, gross.) Leon then hears what claims to be the voice of his conscience — guilting him into washing and returning the briefs. It’s a hilarious story about getting caught doing something you shouldn’t — with a surprise ending about what those underpants and voice really are. Brief Thief is the best book we’ve read this summer — and a pretty fun way to teach kids about doing the right thing.