My kids love to read and when it comes to picture books, the cuter the better. Shorty & Clem is a super cute picture book by author Michael Slack.
About the Book
Shorty is a really short dinosaur. A shortysaurus, to be exact. Clem is a blue quail. A quail is some kind of bird. While Clem is out, a package arrives for him. His good friend Shorty is there and finds the box simply irresistible. Although he tried very hard not to, Shorty opens Clem’s box!But what’s inside? When Clem returns home, Shorty has to confess that he opened his friends mail! He was surprised to learn that Clem knew he would open it AND that it was his birthday present!
This is one of those picture books that serves as a great way to start conversations about having patience, not opening things that don’t belong to you, and how even when we’re really tempted we can resist the urge to do the wrong thing. While the book ends well for Shorty, and he does get to keep his birthday present, this is a great time to explain what consequences could have been. Clem could have been angry. Shorty could have gotten into trouble!
From the Publisher
The creator of the award-winning app Scruffy Kitty, Michael Slack, brings young readers a fresh, dynamic duo: an energetic dinosaur and a cranky but loving bird who both pack lots of silly noises and fuzzy surprises in this vibrantly illustrated friendship story.
Get Your Own Copy
The Shorty & Clem picture book hits the store shelves locally on 04/25/2017, but you can order Shorty & Clem on Amazon today!