I think my favorite new book I stumbled upon in the bookstore is Pardon Me! by Daniel Miyares. First of all, I can totally relate to the little yellow bird, who is the main character in the book. He just wants a few minutes of peace and quiet hanging out on his perch in the swamp. (I know the feeling!) One by one, other animals join him and interrupt his solitude with a polite, "Pardon me," but the bird just cuts them off and gets grumpier and grumpier. When the last animal comes by, the bird totally loses his cool and doesn't give anyone a chance to say a thing. This is a very unfortunate choice for poor Mr. Bird. I won't ruin the ending, but it's done in the fashion of I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat and you have to really make an inference based on the dramatic picture. This book will be great for using when teaching about looking at the pictures for clues and making inferences. I made a little cut and paste freebie to go with this great read. grab a copy by clicking on the picture.