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Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher
4.14
I was prepared for weird and ready to toss it because it hasn't checked out in a few years. But this earnest pig won a place in my heart. Quirky, funn ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
 
Frog Trouble: . . . And Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs
4.27
"She'll never win a prize for bein' dog pretty in a fancy show in a great big city" has to be one of the most brilliant country lyrics of all time. Th ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2013
 
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish #1)
3.75
Super fast plot and rather funny writing. I get tired of books featuring the combo of violent older siblings and clueless parents, but it does provide ...more
not set
May 29, 2014
 
Zen and the Art of Vampires (Dark Ones, #6)
3.97
More quality fluff from MacAlister. My go-to author for paranormal romantic comedy brain candy. Not much new here if you have read the other books in ...more
Apr 08, 2009
Apr 08, 2009
 
Start Saving, Henry!
3.59
Medicore picture book about Henry saving up for a toy...completely ruined when Grandma buys it for him so he doesn't have to spend his money on it! Wh ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
 
Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, #1)
4.05
This series is really rather awesome. Funny, slightly gross short chapter book with ample illustrations. What sets it apart, though, is that the main ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2014
 
Peek-a-Moo!
4.00
I love this board book. Funny and developmentally appropriate. Stands up to repeated readings. The only thing that makes me not give it 5 stars is the ...more
May 10, 2009
May 31, 2009
 
Fish Out of Water (Fred the Mermaid, #3)
3.80
More good paranormal romantic comedy fluff from MaryJanice Davidson. One of the things that I appreciate about the Fred the Mermaid trilogy is that th ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 28, 2009
 
What If Everybody Did That?
3.92
Funny illustrations, good premise, but gets tiresome about halfway through and falls flat at the end. In spite of that, a solid bibliotherapy choice f ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
 
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! (The Bunny's #1)
3.71
I wish I had written this book. Girl employs rabbits wearing fedoras to assist her in locating her clueless parents who have been kidnapped by foxes. ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
 
I Don't Believe It, Archie!
3.68
Truly funny chapter book. Begins as slapstick, naturally turns into a nice friendship story without losing pace. Well-crafted. Humor + not gross = a f ...more
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Apr 22, 2012
 
The Biggest Frog in Australia
3.72
It can be challenging to find good picture books about Australia and this one is one of the better ones that I have read (with bonus points for being ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
Underpants Dance
3.74
Cute, but lacks substance. As a parent, I think it would have been nice to have a little something included about why underpants dancing in public is ...more
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
 
Oh No, George!
4.04
Well crafted, love the unusually high-saturated illustration style. Good repetition, easy and fun to read aloud. Topic of self-control could be handy ...more
not set
Apr 30, 2012
 
Creepy Carrots!
4.14
The illustrations are indeed original and well executed. The limited palette is a powerful tool and here it is used masterfully. Clever story, but a s ...more
Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
Bowling Alley Bandit
3.61
Fast-paced, funny, weird, high-energy. Enough of a plot to hold it together, but the jokes are the main point. Ample illustrations. For fans of Bad Ki ...more
May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014
 
Junie B. Jones and the  Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, #1)
3.85
Accurately portrays the emotional life and voice of almost-six year olds. The intentional language misuse is annoying at times and the plot was a litt ...more
not set
Oct 27, 2011
 
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
4.11
This classic picture book (aside from inflation issues) still holds up well. Viorst is the master of conveying the intensity of childhood frustrations ...more
not set
Feb 01, 2014
 
Toestomper and the Caterpillars
4.00
Yet another picture book where a tough quasi-biker guinea pig ends up taking in a large quantity of helpless blue fuzzy caterpillars and teaches them ...more
not set
Mar 08, 2013
 
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
4.20
Clever, witty, funny, and humorous. Excellent for 4-8 year olds in groups and one on one. Mo is a genius and his fans will not be disappointed. Not as ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2012
 
Barnyard Dance
4.22
I love this book and so does my baby. Funny, bouncy, and stands up to being read over and over. Makes a great baby shower gift! Boynton is always good ...more
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Mar 27, 2009
 
Cat Tale
3.54
Creative word play, good rhythm, easy to read aloud, but feels a little slight. Big, colorful, playful illustrations elevate it above the average pict ...more
not set
Dec 19, 2012
 
D.W. All Wet
3.85
I usually like D.W. books, but this one doesn't hold together very well, especially when Arthur throws her in the knee-deep water and she freaks out t ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2013
 
Dogs and Goddesses
3.38
Great beach read! Light and funny with good characters and enough of a plot to keep you involved. What more could you ask for besides love, humor, coo ...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
3.81
How does she keep getting better? This was as sweet and profound as her previous works with the added bonus of a squirrel who gets sucked up into a va ...more
Oct 06, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
 
Ten Eggs in a Nest
3.85
Cute story, good math content. Characters were a little forgettable, but it still rises above similar titles. Recommended for beginning readers. Might ...more
not set
Feb 18, 2014
 
Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!
3.79
Love it! Wordplay, dinosaurs, and social skills. The illustrations really make this one work. Adding to my dino story time list RIGHT NOW. Highly reco ...more
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
 
Faeries Gone Wild
3.39
The MaryJanice Davidson story had some funny bits, but the plot was awful and the whole premise for the book was rather icky. Life is too short to fin ...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
Give Me Back My Legions!
3.19
Novel based on the fascinating Battle of Teutoberg Forest. Horrid title, interesting plot, some humorous culture-clash moments between the Romans and ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
Doggies (Boynton Board Books)
3.95
Great illustrations of dogs, but a bit exhausting to read aloud, what with the many different barks one must develop to accurately convey the story.
Mar 31, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
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