Picture Books

Book Review: Rita & Ralph's Rotten Day

Rita & Ralph's Rotten Day
Author: 
Deedy, Carmen Agra
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

Having a fight with your best friend can really ruin your day. This is exactly what happens in Rita and Ralph's Rotten Day by Carmen Agra Deedy and Pete Oswald. Right in the middle of a crazy fun day an accident happens, someone gets hurt, feelings get hurt and that brings trouble. The ups and downs of friendship are beautifully portrayed in this charmingly illustrated book for kids age 3 - 8.

Reviewer's Name: 
Barbara

Book Review: The Lions at Night

The Lions at Night
Author: 
Boehman, Jessica M.
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

Two stone lions who guard the entrance of the New York Public Library jump off their pedestals one night and scamper into the subway. I wonder where they will go? Join lions, Patience and Fortitude,as they enjoy a night out. This wordless picture books is an enchanting gem to read and explore over and over again. Ask your child questions about what is happening. Let them tell the story and practice creating sentences and story lines. You'll be surprised at what they come up with. For ages 3 - 9.

Reviewer's Name: 
Barbara

Book Review: Perfect

Perfect
Author: 
Amato, Max
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

How do you define perfect? For eraser, it's a flawlessly clean piece of paper. For pencil, it's a paper full of squiggles and more. Is there a way that they can learn to work together, get along, and become friends? Read this simply "perfect" book to find out. You'll enjoy the ways that pencil and eraser come to life through the illustrations.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: Moo, Moo, Chew, Chew Sounds from the Farm

Moo, Moo, Chew, Chew Sounds from the Farm
Author: 
Shand, Jennifer
Rating: 
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review: 

Consider reading this this interactive book to your youngster as they transition from board books to picture books. Its tear-resistant pages make it ideal! The guessing game format will delight your child as it introduces new vocabulary and concepts related to the farm.Together you will hear a cow, pig, horse, and more. A delightful book!

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: Sleepover at the Museum

Sleepover at the Museum
Author: 
LeFrak, Karen
Rating: 
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review: 

Mason and his 2 best friends are celebrating his birthday with a sleepover at the museum of natural history. They begin with a scavenger hunt through the museum. While they figure out the clues, they are also figuring out the best place to sleep for the night. You can help solve the clues and learn facts about various exhibits while you explore with them. Would you choose the same place to sleep as they do?

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: Cookiesaurus Rex

Cookiesaurus Rex
Author: 
Dominy, Amy Fellner and Evans, Nate
Rating: 
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review: 

Cookiesaurus Rex comes out of the oven with a huge attitude! He starts out happy with his green frosting until he realizes that other cookies are getting sprinkles and more. Is he happy with his new look? See the different ways he’s decorated and find out what happens to him in the end. This is a fun book with colorful illustrations that help tell the story.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
Author: 
Scarry, Richard
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

The pig family is going on a picnic. Join them on this interactive journey and learn about all sorts of vehicles – some real and some made up. In addition, you can find that tricky Goldbug on each page. You’ll learn a bit about transportation, hunt for Goldbug, learn new vocabulary, and see some funny things. You’ll see new things each time you read this book. It’s destined to become a family favorite!

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: Right This Very Minute

Right This Very Minute
Author: 
Detlefsen, Lisl H.
Rating: 
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review: 

Do you know where your food comes from? Each meal (or snack) you eat comes to you compliments of a farmer. This simple book details the stories of the varied food that children are eating. You’ll learn about the breakfast of pancakes, orange juice, and maple syrup and the trail mix snack. You’ll also learn about the lunch, dinner, and dessert and where they come from. This book doesn’t stop there. It encourages you to think like a farmer and begin to grow your own food.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps

How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps
Author: 
Winstanley, Nicola
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

It’s not easy to give a cat a bath as you will soon realize when you read this book! Mr. Flea, the cat in this book, is NOT agreeable to having a bath. The five simple steps that start the book turn into much more work than Mr. Flea’s owner is expecting. Enjoy this book and its pictures and learn what might be the best way to bathe a cat.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

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