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Picture Book Month: Animals

A Sick Day for Amos McGee is the sweet story of a zookeeper who not only takes care of the animals at the zoo, but truly loves them and cares for them. 144 more words

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Dust Devil by Anne Isaccs and Paul O. Zelinsky

Tall tales are a distinctly American traditional tale. These stories include Pecos Bill and his lassoing a tornado. Paul Bunyun and his blue ox, Babe. Dust Devil by Anne Issacs fits this genre with a series of very tall tales from Swamp Angel’s giant size to her taming the giant horse, Dust Devil, to her besting Backward Bart and his band of bank robbers in a big way. 414 more words

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Review of JOSEPH HAD A LITTLE OVERCOAT

(Cover art taken from http://www.simmstaback.com/Simms_Taback_Books_-_Joseph_Had_A_Little_Overcoat.html.)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Taback, Simms. 1999. JOSEPH HAD A LITTLE OVERCOAT. New York, NY: Viking. ISBN 0670878553

PLOT SUMMARY

A resourceful man finds ways to continuously refashion his shabby overcoat into a progression of smaller and smaller garments. 423 more words

Review of RAPUNZEL

(Cover art taken from http://www.paulozelinsky.com/rapunzel.html.)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Zelinsky, Paul O. 1997. RAPUNZEL. New York, NY: Dutton Children’s Books. ISBN 0525456074

PLOT SUMMARY

When a sorceress catches a man stealing from her garden to satisfy his pregnant wife’s cravings, she takes the couple’s child for herself. 666 more words

Help Comes in All Sizes

Welcome to our newest reviewer, Abigail Constance Richter, a New York third grader excited to share great new children’s books with you. This first review was inspired by the brave and selfless hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida, reminding us that anyone can lend a helping hand. 92 more words

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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - William Steig

Be careful what you wish for.

How often have we heard this admonishment? It’s common in many fairy tales, and sometimes the path of wishes ends happily, such as with Disney’s version of Aladdin, and sometimes wishes can very wrong. 356 more words

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Review of KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO: A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

(Cover art taken from http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/2008honorknufflebunnytoo.)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Willems, Mo. 2007. KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO: A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY. New York, NY: Hyperion Books for Children. ISBN 9781423102991… 655 more words