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Rapunzel
4.16
Beautiful, Renaissance-style illustrations. A pregnant woman begs her husband to get her some of the rapunzel growing in the witches garden. The witch ...more
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Mar 12, 2011
 
Tops & Bottoms
4.29
Nice, big illustrations oriented so the reader holds the book sideways. Rabbit family tricks lazy bear so that each bear allows them to plant crops on ...more
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Mar 06, 2011
 
Golem
3.69
Longer than the version by Beverly Brodsky McDermott. In this version, the golem has the word emet written on his forehead bringing him to life. The g ...more
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Mar 12, 2011
 
Puss in Boots
4.12
Pretty illistrations. Puss is very much a cat. He brings "presents" to the king in the form of animals he's killed. Each time he says they're from his ...more
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Mar 12, 2011
 
Finders Keepers
3.25
Caldecott Winner 1952

Nap and Winkle find a bone and can't decide which of them gets to keep it. One touched it first; one saw it first. They ask passe
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Mar 02, 2011
 
Smoky Night
3.86
During the riots in LA, a boy and his mother, along with all their neighbors, escape from their burning apartment building. The boy is not able to fin ...more
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Mar 19, 2011
 
Officer Buckle & Gloria
4.14
Kids start paying better attention of Officer Buckle's safety tips when his dog Gloria comes and acts out the safety tips. Officer Buckle thinks the k ...more
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Mar 22, 2011
 
Hey, Al
3.86
reminds me of Wiesner books. A man and his dog that talks live in a tiny apartment. The dog is tired of living there and when a giant bird invites the ...more
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Mar 15, 2011
 
The Three Pigs
4.13
Only a partial retelling of the story. Instead of getting eaten, the pigs step out of their illustrations and wander into different stories. They resc ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale
3.33
**spoiler alert** I didn't like the king in the story. I was surprised he ended up marrying the princess. It seemed wrong that he got "rewarded" after ...more
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Mar 09, 2011
 
The Golem: A Jewish Legend
3.00
In this version, the Golem isn't able to speak. He starts out average size and only grows into a giant when the mob attacks the Jews. The Rabbi is for ...more
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Mar 12, 2011
 
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm
4.05
Pictures were okay. To kill Snow White, the queen goes to the dwarves' house three times. Each time, Snow White, despite the dwarves telling her not t ...more
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Mar 12, 2011
 
First the Egg
4.04
Dye-cut illustrations showing that an caterpillar becomes a butterfly, a tadpole becomes a frog, an egg hatches into a chicken and comes full circle w ...more
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Mar 22, 2011
 
Anatole (Anatole #1)
4.14
Caldecott Honor 1957 Anatole is upset when he hears humans call mice thieves because they take food to feed their families. Anatole decides to earn th ...more
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Mar 02, 2011
 
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap
3.73
Lazy boy frightens rich man into allowing him to marry the rich man's daughter. The lazy boy's mother convinces the rich man to fix her house and give ...more
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Mar 16, 2011
 
The Biggest Bear
4.02
involves bear hunting and guns. A boy going on a bear hunt ends up making the bear cub a pet. After the bear cause trouble with the boy's neighbors, t ...more
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Mar 22, 2011
 
A Chair for My Mother
4.20
After losing all their furniture in an apartment fire, the family saves money to buy a new chair. They put the money they save in a jar and when the j ...more
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Mar 22, 2011
 
The Gardener
4.28
Great Depression. A girl is sent to live with her uncle in the city until her father finds a new job. She spends her time working in the uncle's baker ...more
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Mar 22, 2011
 
Little Red Riding Hood
4.10
Style (writing/illustration) reminds me of a Jan Brett book. The grandmother and little red ridinghood are swallowed whole by the wolf and the huntsma ...more
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Mar 12, 2011
 
Anatole and the Cat
4.00
Caldecott Honor 1958. Anatole's job at the cheese factory is in trouble when the factory owner's cat stays in the factory at night. Anatole manages to ...more
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Mar 08, 2011
 
Little Bear's Visit
4.26
Color illustrations.
includes: Grandmother and Grandfather Bear
Mother Bear's Robin
Goblin story
Not Tired
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Mar 03, 2011
 
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
4.05
Storie illustrates the power of "I'm sorry" and what happens when one doesn't appreciate the weather (rain, sunshine, snow, and fog) I liked the illus ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
Hush! A Thai Lullaby
3.91
A mother shushes various animals so that her sleeping baby doesn't wake up. In the end, the everyone is fast asleep, including the mother, except for ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
Marguerite De Angeli's Book of Nursery & Mother Goose Rhymes
3.81
Illustrations were okay. Had a huge number of rhymes, some of which I didn't realize were Nursery/Mother Goose rhymes, (fox went out on a chilly night ...more
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Mar 15, 2011
 
Make Way for Ducklings
4.21
Really pretty double page black and white illustrations. Mrs. Duck, with the help of a police escort leads her ducklings to the Public Garden where Mr ...more
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Mar 03, 2011
 
Houses From The Sea
3.56
Pretty illustrations Caldecott Honor 1960. Two children find shells at the beach. The story provides the name for each shell they find and a little ex ...more
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Mar 08, 2011
 
The Emperor and the Kite
3.87
Really cool illustrations. Characters represented by figures outlined in different colors, looks like embrodiery. Only the two villians are filled in, ...more
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Mar 15, 2011
 
Frédéric
4.18
Cute color illustrations. Mice preparing for winter except for Frederick. When winter comes and the supplies they collected run low, Frederick tells s ...more
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Mar 03, 2011
 
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
4.24
2011 Caldecott winner

The illustrations remind me of "May I Bring a Friend" by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illustrated by Beni Montresor.
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Jan 24, 2011
 
The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles
3.62
Beautiful, color illustrations. collection of rhymes, finger games, jump rope rhymes, counting rhymes, and games.








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