Lottie and Walter

“Lottie has a secret…Only Lottie knew that a shark was hiding in the swimming pool.”  Each week at Swimming lesson Lottie just sits and watches, making sure the shark doesn’t eat her.  It is not until one week that Lottie makes a new friend Walter, that she begins to find her bravery.

Kate and the Thing

Heidi Cooper Smith made me want to smile, cry, laugh and tap into every emotion possible when reading this story.  She has beautifully captured a child’s feelings about new situations and the illustrations are just WOW!