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Jellaby (Jellaby, #1)
3.94
Holy crap, why has it taken me this long to read this book?!?!

This is So. Cute. Portia is living her underwhelming life when she meets a monster in th...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
Elmer
4.02
Read this with either Chew and Out of the Deep Woods
OR
Maus and Grandville or Blacksad.

It was not surprising to read that Alanguilan is a professional...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
Stick Dog
3.81
DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THIS BOOK!

I avoid books about dogs, as a rule. For some reason, stories about animals in pain affect me very strongly. And it seem...more
Mar 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
 
The Hunger of the Seven Squat Bears
3.71
Totally charming fractured variations of riffs on fairytales. ;) You can feel that they don't originate in amerika, but in a good way. Bravo's illustr...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
 
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery
4.00
In 2006, Bee Farmers started noticing that their bees were dying - disappearing. What happened? This book explores the reasons at a kid level, with lo...more
Mar 11, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
 
Dragon Puncher
3.63
The main thing worth noting about this book is the unique illustration style. Kochalka uses photographs as his backgrounds - various photos of a field...more
Aug 2012
Jan 09, 2013
 
Waiting for Winter
4.32
Ok, so it's not the most unique concept out there. But... SO CUTE!!! I love the images of the squirrel and the hedgehog falling asleep, the piles and...more
Mar 03, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
 
Big Questions
4.09
This book is a monster.

It doesn't surprise me that Nilsen was working on it for years and years and years. You gotta admire a monsterwork like that.

I...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
Binky Takes Charge (Binky)
3.99
Cute, fun, fine, whatever.

I've been hearing about Binky for years. So I guess my expectations were ratcheted up a bit. And it probably didn't help th...more
Jan 2013
Apr 20, 2013
 
Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection
3.47
A collection of trickster tales from native tribes all over amerika.

I struggle with this one. On the one hand, it's a neat looking package. An awesom...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
 
Blacksad
4.32
This is SO GOOD. It's been a while since I've looked forward to reading something as much as I looked forward to reading this. And it's not because I...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
 
Cute!: A Guide to All Things Adorable
3.45
Fine, fluffy, and - yes - cute book.

I'm a little torn about the visual presentation - on the one hand, I really missed having photographic evidence of...more
Mar 17, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Hello Baby!
3.89
Mem Fox and Steve Jenkins make a lovely team. Fox’s simple language text blends exceedingly well with Jenkin’s clean paper-collage illustrations. Here...more
May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010
 
Dust City
3.47
I am so charmed by Robert Paul Weston. It's shocking to me that I'd never heard of him, or this book, before I stumbled on this taking books off New s...more
Oct 02, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
 
The Three Little Pigs: The Graphic Novel
3.62
The illustration style in this version of the fairytale is wild. Twisted. Fractured, even. The curlequed claws of the wolf bring to mind the animated...more
Apr 14, 2010
Jun 14, 2010
 
Beatrice and Virgil
3.08
Got an ARC of this at PLA 2010 and read it in April, but since I didn't bring it back to the library, I didn't review it right away.
I didn't like thi...more
Apr 13, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
RAGTAG
3.48
Ragtag is a swallow living in Boston. His mother is the representative of the swallows to the city-wide bird government "The Feathered Alliance." The...more
Jan 14, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
 
Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual
4.12
Quirky little book. Didn't keep me riveted to every word, but the pictures are pretty. Some of the captions felt like they might be aimed at the conte...more
Jun 10, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
Chickenhare (Chickenhare, #1)
3.50
I'm not quite sure what to do with this book.
Maybe it's because I'm particularly sensitive to violence against animals? But this is all in good fun.....more
Apr 10, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
 
Please Pick Me Up, Mama!
3.59
The raccoons in this picture book have a gentle little life. Our raccoon child and her mother go through a whole day together from waking up to bedtim...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
Grandville (Grandville #1)
3.82
Full-color steampunk graphic novel.
Alternate history where France won the Napoleonic war, so that Britain only won it's independence recently in an an...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
Extreme Birds: The World's Most Extraordinary and Bizarre Birds
4.18
Fun book full of large pictures of birds and fun facts about them. Not as many weird attributes as I was hoping for, and sometimes the bird photos did...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
 
Kit Feeny: On the Move
3.62
Kit Feeny is a great complement to Babymouse and the Lunch Lady. All three characters are housed in small-sized books of their adventures, using a sin...more
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
 
Stinky
3.71
I like this quasi-new genre of the paradigm-flip. Stinky is a monster who lives in a swamp. He likes to eat pickled things (like onions and bananas),...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
 
What a Team! (Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox #3)
3.56
Eve Tharlet is a talented illustrator. Her watercolor world is beautiful, delicate, and a little messy, all at once. Her fox and badger figures are sw...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
Gabby and Gator
4.00
Totally stealing Jackie the Librarian's review format...

Things I liked:
- Huge panels
- Minimal text (although vocab isn't particularly simple)
- Latchk...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
 
Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia
4.21
The Scientists in the Field series profiles scientists working in areas from astronomy to wildlife forensics. This volume in the series features Tom M...more
Mar 2010
Apr 08, 2010
 
The Ugly Duckling: The Graphic Novel
3.35
This is the ugly duckling as you’ve never seen him before. As in other titles in this series, Blecha re-imagines the duckling and his companions in a...more
Sep 24, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
 
Chu's Day
3.78
Two of my favorite storymakers collaborating on a picture book simple enough I can use it in Toddler Time.

I skipped some (one?) of the wordless pages...more
Feb 2013
Nov 07, 2013
 
Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love
3.57
Describes the life story of Harry Harlow, a scientist who did experiments on monkeys to prove the existence of parent/child love. The illustrations we...more
May 02, 2010
May 04, 2010
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