Minerva Louise (Review, Part I) by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Rating: 5 funny stars!
You know Amelia Bedilia, right? Well, this is the toddler/preschooler version to take-it-at-face-value literalist Amelia Bedilia. Amelia Bedilia books require a bit of cultural literacy, or sometimes just a broader range of experience, than most 3 or 4 year olds possess. Minerva Louise, on the other hand, takes things just as literally, but the situations are a whole lot more obvious, and therefore a whole lot funnier, to little ones like Lorelei. And Ben, too, but I'm not sure if he laughs along just because his beloved big sister is nearly snorting her milk next to him.
Here are the ones we've checked out, read, and loved so far: