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Leonardo, the Terrible Monster
4.23
Short & sweet, with both Leonardo and Sam perfect representations of what it feels like to be a little kid. Also, gotta love books with good chara ...more
not set
Nov 03, 2012
 
Another Brother
3.92
Goofy, fresh sibling story. I smile every time I see the mom stuffed into a too tight top and the dad stuffed into too tight pants. Fave details: wher ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
 
For Just One Day
4.05
Lots of great details in the illustrations; a good rhyme that scans & each 3rd line builds on the concept well ("For just one day I'd like to shak ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Franklin's Big Dreams
3.67
The more time I spend with this book, the more I like it. I love, love, love that what's going on in the book is NEVER explicitly stated. All the clue ...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
Oh, No!
3.95
Absolutely can not look through this book without wanting to read it out loud. Compelling rhythm and rhyme patterns that are not too slavishly kept, w ...more
Oct 11, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Oh! What a Surprise!
3.46
A bear and a goose who, like any adults confronted with an exuberant young fox cub, can be both patient and a little perturbed. A nice range of emotio ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
 
Many Days, One Shabbat
3.76
Lovely quiet book. I especially appreciate it because it's a book that shows a "daily life" aspect of faith and culture instead of just the holiday/sp ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
 
Boot & Shoe
3.92
It's pretty essential to my peace of mind that Marla Frazee commits herself to about 50 more years of a picture book career, because each of her books ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
Shhh!
3.67
Here's one of my favorite illustrators! The books he both writes and illustrates are sometimes slight, but this one works well, not least because it's ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
 
Samantha on a Roll
3.85
LOVE the perfectly-placed red on these illustrations! And Linda Ashman, I love *YOU* for being able to write light, descriptive, narrative, perfectly- ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
 
What Animals Really Like
4.02
Made me laugh out loud. Especially what the frogs like, but MOST especially the shrimp in their six-armed-clothing. I'm not big on books with obvious ...more
Nov 19, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
 
Too Tall Houses
4.01
Well done story, not too many details to bog down the plot for young listeners. Could use this in a fall/garden/harvest storytime, the colors are gold ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
 
Red Sled
4.09
I've read a million picture books, and I LOVE IT when one can make me laugh out loud.

Lots of open space on these pages, lovely blues for the night ti
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Nov 16, 2011
Nov 02, 2011
 
Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite
3.88
A little thin overall, though the hole is an awesome surprise on first viewing. Also, the tutu and bows are bothering me a bit; seems like some gender ...more
May 26, 2013
May 26, 2013
 
Pirates Don't Take Baths
3.59
I really enjoyed the illustrations; I liked how he used wonderful color and shading but still kept the shapes unmistakeably 2D. The color is great thr ...more
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
Dog in Boots
3.96
Reading this book SO made me smile! Happy illustrations! Silly story! Delectable vocabulary! Best detail: at the end of the book, when Dog is so satis ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
Fall Mixed Up
3.91
Fun book. I think if I were reading it out loud I'd be tempted to just rattle through it at a regular pace and see how long it took for the kids to ca ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
 
The Twins' Blanket
3.78
Lovely. I like that the old blanket shows up as a part of the new blankets without any mention in the text; what a great detail for young readers to n ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
 
Red Wagon
3.81
A good book about imagination and play for one-on-one reading and sharing! I think it can also work in a smaller storytime, where there's time and opp ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Hugless Douglas
4.12
Fun, fun. I'm giving an extra star for the illustrations, which elevate this basic lost-and-found story. Some of my favorite details: "Douglas brushed ...more
Nov 16, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Quick, Slow, Mango!
3.56
LOVE these illustrations; expressive, playful, but still clearly realistic. The two story threads come together so nicely.
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
Bear Says Thanks
4.10
Good old Karma Wilson! Thanks for a super book for Thanksgiving-week storytimes, with a nice message that we all share in different ways.
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
 
Happy Birthday, Big Bad Wolf
3.56
I can see this working well with an older group and a reader willing to ham it up!
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
999 Tadpoles
3.74
I was totally charmed by this! I loved the dry, dry text. ("'We have a situation here,' said Father.") I loved the round froggy eyes and the many, man ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
except if
3.65
This was born to be an early-literacy-skill-building book! Repeated text and large print for print awareness, fosters predicting for narrative skills, ...more
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
 
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
4.20
Great for the kids who know Goldilocks backwards and forwards. My favorite things are the little Mo details in the illustrations: the phone handset th ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
The Woods
3.84
At first I thought, "Oh, cute and predictable," but the longer it sat with me the more I liked it. Great repetitive structure, wonderful not-too-scary ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
4.34
This recaptures some of the groove of the first Pete the Cat and I love the refrain, "Buttons come and buttons go." Even my 11yo was amused at the app ...more
Jun 30, 2012
May 29, 2012
 
April Fool, Phyllis!
4.06
A really good April Fool's Day story; nice illustrations, good narrative arc.
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
Perfect Square
4.11
I love how timeless this one feels! Great color, beautiful design. There's so much to think about and unpack--if you want--or you can just enjoy the s ...more
Apr 20, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
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