Monday, April 20, 2020

Wee Reads: The Golden Acorn by Katy Hudson

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

The Golden AcornThe Golden Acorn by Katy Hudson


Description: Whoosh! Squirrel takes off at full speed through the autumn leaves. But pump the breaks, because this year The Golden Nut Hunt race it is a team event. Squirrel reluctantly enlists his friends and is not impressed. Will Squirrel's competitive spirit take over or will he learn how to be a team player? Best-selling author Katy Hudson (Too Many Carrots and A Loud Winter's Nap) proves that winning isn't everything in this energetic picture book about friendship, teamwork, and forgiveness -- and that's something to go nuts about!

The Golden Acorn is about Squirrel, who is the fastest animal in the forest. She always wins the golden acorn! This year she had to be on a team, and she wasn't happy about it because she always had to help her friends. Her friends were really slow and they always got stuck. So she ran ahead of all her friends and couldn't get the golden acorn by herself!

The Golden Acorn made me laugh and I thought the animals were really cute. 

Do you like this book?

Yeah! I liked it a lot. 

What's your favorite part of the book?
When she found the golden acorn but it was too big for her! It was bigger than she was. 

What do you think of the cover?
I like it because of the squirrel and the acorn. 

Too Many Carrots has been a favorite of ours for quite a while now. When we saw that Katy had written a new book we knew we needed to read it. And it definitely did not disappoint. 
I love the artwork in her books, it's always so adorable.
This was definitely a fast read, which is good. We've been reading a lot of chapter books with Finn lately and he needed that break.
The Golden Acorn has a really great message about being there for your friends, and how they should come above winning. Squirrel was so concerned about winning the golden acorn that she left her friends behind. But when she saw that she was alone, she decided that her friends were much more important. 

The Golden Acorn: Hudson, Katy, Hudson, Katy: 9781684460366 ...The Golden Acorn: Hudson, Katy, Hudson, Katy: 9781684460366 ...The Golden Acorn by Katy Hudson, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble®

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Katy Hudson won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Gold in 2014 for her illustrations in the book Animal Teachers. Her debut picture book, Bear and Duck, received strong reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. Katy is the author of the best-selling picture books Too Many Carrots and A Loud Winter's Nap, which both received numerous positive reviews. Katy lives in London.

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