Nathan just read Peanut Butter Rhino to us in school. It's a very simple book with only sixteen pages. I am so glad my boys still love picture books. This one is geared towards kids ages 4-6 years, but I don't think anyone is too old for picture books. I know I'm not, especially when they make me laugh like this one.
Peanut Butter Rhino was written and illustrated by Vincent Andriani and published by Scholastic in 1994. The illustrations are bright and colorful -- not to mention funny! The main character is Rhino, who is looking forward to having lunch with his friend, Elephant. As he checks his lunch to make sure he has everything he needs, he unknowingly sits on his peanut butter sandwich. The next few pages are hilarious as he asks his jungle friends to help look for his sandwich. The monkey can't find it. The lion hasn't seen it. All the mouse finds is some old cheese. None of the jungle friends notice the peanut butter sandwich stuck to Rhino's behind, but we get to see it. Finally, he meets up with Elephant, who not only spots the squished sandwich, but informs Rhino that he's made an extra peanut butter sandwich just for him. I so love those happy endings!