Monthly Archives: January 2015

Boom Snot Twitty

Boom, Snot and Twitty are three best friends.  Boom is a bear, Snot is a snail, and Twitty is a bird.  All three were relaxing and thinking of what to do that day and all three had different ideas.  So … Continue reading

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Iguanas

The cover itself of this book is striking–the different colors, shapes and textures–all on one animal.  I have to give this book a starred review simply because of the photos, which are totally awesome.  Each page features different iguanas in … Continue reading

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Zebra Sharks

The color and clarity of these photos of zebra sharks are amazing–it seems that the fish are being suspended by some invisible thread.  The details such as their eyes, gills, and teeth are clearly seen.  The information is concise–not too … Continue reading

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Siamese Cats

The photos of the Siamese cats are large and clear, as they show off their beautiful blue eyes.  This book talks mainly about the social characteristics of the cat, but does not state anything about grooming, life expectancy, etc.  Towards … Continue reading

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Golden Retriever

This book is like those Super Bowl commercials featuring the golden retrievers and horses–who doesn’t love them?  The photos in this book are crystal clear and the text aptly describes what the photo is showing.  The book provides basic information … Continue reading

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The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

Little Sheep was bored and wanted some excitement.  So, to really stir things up, she convinced her mom to knit her a wolf’s costume and let her go to wolf school wearing it.  Some parents really are too lenient.  Anyway, … Continue reading

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Trucks

Young readers in the primary grades will enjoy seeing 12″ X 9″ color photos of  big work trucks. Two or three sentences of  large font text on the left are opposite the action photo on the right side of each … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes

Young readers in the primary grades will enjoy seeing 12″ X 9″ color photos of enlarged mosquitoes -yikes . Two or three sentences of  large font text on the left are opposite the photo on the right side of each … Continue reading

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Wolf Spiders

Young readers in the primary grades will enjoy seeing 12″ X 9″ color photos of  wolf spiders in the wild, or maybe not because their photos are about 10 times their actual size. Two or three sentences of  large font … Continue reading

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Why Does My Body Make Bubbles?: Learning About the Digestive System with the Garbage Gang

The Garbage Gang is a group of six friends who live in the city dump, although only Gordy, a small rhino, is the only living one.  The others are all inanimate.  Gordy is taking a bath when he makes a … Continue reading

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You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Books!

The title is true, at least for me.  I need books in my life.  However, this book makes me a little crazy.  There are just too many distractions on each page and my eyes and thoughts were jumping from one … Continue reading

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Me First

The more I look at this book, the more I like it.  First of all, memories of childhood came flooding back after reading the first couple of pages about sibling rivalry.  Got that one right!  Even the facial expressions of … Continue reading

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Pumas

Young readers in the primary grades will enjoy seeing 12″ X 9″ color photos of  pumas ( mountain lions or cougars) in the wild. Two or three sentences of  large font text on the left are opposite the action photos … Continue reading

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Excavators

Young readers in the primary grades will enjoy seeing 12″ X 9″ color photos of  heavy machinery digging dirt. Two or three sentences of  large font text on the left are opposite the action photos on the right side of … Continue reading

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Serendipity and Me

Sara is in 6th grade, rehearsing to be Wendy in the class Peter Pan play, and missing her mother who died a couple of years ago.  She is a lover of cats but not allowed to own one.  She is … Continue reading

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Naughty Kitty!

Lily finally gets a pet her mother says will be no trouble – a kitty.  She slowly warms to the cute little kitty and leaves it alone for a moment.  She is unaware a large tiger is missing from the … Continue reading

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You’re in Charge : Basic Rules Every Babysitter Needs to Know

When deciding to babysit young children, one must be aware of basic rules of safety, fundamentals of caring for infants and toddlers, how to care for preschool and school-age children, and parents expectations for behaviors.  This book contains many lists … Continue reading

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Rapunzel Stories Around the World : Three Beloved Tales

Countries around the world share common themes found in fairy tales.  The basic premise of Rapunzel is of a beautiful girl taken from her family by an old woman and being kept isolated in a tower or room.  She is … Continue reading

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Spiders

Spiders are not usually considered pets but this book introduces many possible choices.  Life spans and basic foods are mentioned for tarantulas, wolf spiders, trapdoor spiders, jumping spiders, fishing spiders, and grass spiders.  While some like to be handled, some do … Continue reading

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Who Was Here? : Discovering Wild Animal Tracks

An illustration of an actual-size footprint for different animals from around the world is located on a double-page spread.  Short rhymes give clues to the animal that left the track.  The answer is found on the next page along with … Continue reading

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The Birthday Queen

Holidays have different characters to represent them, so why not a Birthday Queen?  Audrey and Don Wood have created a colorful, fun tale celebrating birthdays.  The Birthday Queen has her work cut out for her.  She writes invitations, test games for … Continue reading

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Cinderelephant

The conventional Cinderella story is fractured into a humorous version with elephants featured as Cinderella and the royal family.  Nasty warthogs are the step-sisters and a tiny mouse is the godmother.  The Warty Sisters are mean and rude while poor, lonely … Continue reading

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Mouse and Mole: Secret Valentine

In this 7th book of Mouse and Mole, the best friends make valentines for their friends.  Every time they think about each other, they get butterflies in their stomachs, but they do not yet realize the depth of their feelings … Continue reading

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Super Red Riding Hood

In this re-telling of Little Red Ridinghood with a super-hero twist, Super Red Riding Hood is a little girl who loves red and pretends to have super-hero powers when she wears her red cape.  On a journey to pick red … Continue reading

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Runaway Tomato

Runaway Tomato is Kim Cooley Reeder’s 1st children’s book and boy is it should be a runaway success!  This is the story of a tomato that grew so big in one night of rainfall that it blocked the door to … Continue reading

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