Picture Book of the Week: Bugs in My Hair!

| October 4, 2013

As the back cover warns – This book will make you ITCHY! But it will also make you laugh. As a long time fan of David Shannon (both his story telling and his artwork), I didn’t have to search with tweezers to find Bugs in My Hair! (his new book about hair lice). If you’ve had lice, or had […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Take Care, Good Knight

| July 12, 2013

I sent my minions (read: children) through the stacks to find a book to take home, and they brought me Take Care, Good Knight, by Shelley Moore Thomas with pictures by Paul Meisel. For a first crack at this, it turned out pretty well. Take Care, Good Knight is rated Check It Out!

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Picture Book of the Week: C. R. Mudgeon

| May 31, 2013

This book came highly recommended by friend who suggested that I might find the illustrations exciting, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. In fact, it appointed (hedgehog pun intended). The simple, quiet, habitual life of one C. R. Mudgeon is thrown upside down by the arrival of a new neighbor. When Paprika the squirrel moves […]

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Random Book off the Shelf: Good Dog

| February 27, 2013

No cheating, no looking, I grabbed it myself (no little monkeys taking it this time). And frankly, this one is another winner. Good Dog, by Maya Gottfried is a collection of 16 poems, each about a different breed of dogs. The poems are winners, each told in first person of the particular breed of dog, […]

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Random Book off the Shelf: Ducks Don’t Wear Socks

| February 5, 2013

I sort of cheated when grabbing this book. I went to the row that had ‘recently returned’ picture books that hadn’t yet been reshelved. That doesn’t necessarily guarantee that the book will be any good, just that it was recently taken out by someone. In this case, Ducks Don’t Wear Socks by John Nedwidek was […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Dotty

| January 25, 2013

Dotty is Ida’s imaginary friend. She has horns and red spots (kind of like a friendly giant monster cow). On her first day of school, Ida brings Dotty along, with a blue string connecting around Dotty’s neck like a leash. At the beginning of the school year, Ida learns that other kids have imaginary friends, […]

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Picture Book Review: Creepy Carrots

| January 12, 2013

So, I borrowed Creepy Carrots , by Aaron Reynolds, because it was illustrated by Peter Brown. After the Curious Garden, I’ll pretty much give anything of his a try. He didn’t write the book, he just illustrated it. I love the illustrations. The entire book is drawn with three color tones: Black, White, and Orange. […]

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Random Book off the Shelf: Are You a Horse?

| January 6, 2013

Today, the tots grabbed Are You A Horse? by Andy Rash. Roy, the cowboy, is given a saddle for his birthday, but doesn’t know what to do with it. He is told that he needs a horse to use it, and not knowing what a horse is, he finds a different animal on each page until […]

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