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Spinky Sulks
3.84
This is not a book for modeling proper parenting and child behavior. I think that might be why I like it. Polarizing.
not set
Jul 20, 2009
 
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
4.13
Much better than the first, but still suffers from a bit of poor story construction and a bit of bashing people over the head with 'message'. It was ' ...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
Quiet in the Garden
3.41
Like Ducks Don't Wear Socks, this one grows on you. And my kids LOVED the squirrel talking with his mouth full. The only beef they had with it was whe ...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
 
Harry Hungry!
3.43
My kids really enjoyed Harry eating the world...once. They raved about it, but are totally uninterested in me reading it again. The illustration is re ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
Llama Llama Red Pajama
4.25
Kids love it, parents love it. I wish I'd written it. I think the text is so good it would sell a hundred times over even if they had to hire an illus ...more
not set
Jul 20, 2009
 
Stuff!: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
3.55
It's rare that a 'message' book doesn't annoy me, but this one was really fun. It was less about environmental consciousness and more about garage sal ...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
 
Pigs Love Potatoes
3.76
Fun little counting book. Illustration reminds me of Mr. Pig and Sonny Too, so of course I liked it.
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
Diary of a Worm
4.18
I HEART irony, but my kids aren't developmentally able to grasp it yet. Five stars for me, not them.
not set
Jul 20, 2009
 
Gobble-Gobble Crash, A Barnyard Counting Bash: A Barnyard Counting Bash
3.60
Fun book. Farmer threatens to eating the main characters.
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau
4.28
Classic and fantastic. Such an original idea. I wish I was an author/illustrator.
not set
Jul 20, 2009
 
First Ballet
3.94
I wrote it. I'm SO not objective.
not set
Jul 23, 2009
 
Little Toot
4.02
Adorable classic. Still a great read.
not set
Jul 25, 2009
 
Different Like Coco
3.96
She's my illustrator. Gotta love it!
not set
Jul 23, 2009
 
The Goodnight Train
4.08
Sweet goodnight story for little kids who like trains.
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
Mudshark
3.41
HAHAHAHA!
Jul 22, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
Auntie Tiger
3.35
Off page people eating and tiger gutting. Ah, how I've missed real fairy tales. My kids carry it around the house and won't let me take it back to the ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
Wake Up Sleepy Bear
4.16
I adored the illustrations. Absolutely wonderful. But the not-even-near-rhyme refrain SHINE and TIME? Combined with the still metered, but completely ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
A Good Day
3.90
I read this again today 2/2008. GOSH this is a great book! It's REALLY simple, but it has all the elements of a good story. My kids immediately identi ...more
Aug 2007
Feb 25, 2008
 
Scaredy Squirrel (Scaredy Squirrel)
4.24
HYSTERICAL!!!! I give it fives stars for ME. But, it was too much irony for my kids. (7 and 5) ***Edit: On the third reading, they now get it. Now it' ...more
not set
Feb 26, 2008
 
Old Dame Counterpane
3.50
It has some near-rhyme, but it's beautiful and sweet. Very relaxing. It's hard to read the name 'Dame Counterpane' aloud so many times, but still...it ...more
Feb 23, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
 
A Garden For Miss Mouse
4.08
I love these old style books. And I love gardening, but with all the hit-you-over-the-head gardening kids' books out lately, I was excited to see an o ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
4.18
If you have a 'Fancy Nancy' at home, like I do, you'll both enjoy this book. The illustrations have so much detail that a little girl could spend hour ...more
Feb 23, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
 
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)
4.10
This book is a FANTASTIC suspense/mystery full of secrets and unrealistic adventure. It's a little long for middle grade, but lately, that doesn't see ...more
Aug 2008
Feb 25, 2008
 
The Apple Pie That Papa Baked
3.84
Beautiful illustration by a talented artist, who's hands I pray are much recovered. (He was asked to do one of my books, but illness prevented.)
Feb 28, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
 
The Mine-O-Saur
3.84
Hits you over the head with the message, but it's one of those messages that kids NEED to be hit with. Read it again and again.
not set
Apr 07, 2008
 
Hush, Little Dragon
4.23
Best friend. Still rocks out loud. Uber-subtle people-eating with a sweet ending. The rhyme is brilliant and unique.
not set
Feb 26, 2008
 
Good Night, Gorilla
4.18
Kids love it, I love it. Classic. Perfect example of the difference between an author and an author/illustrator.
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
Trudy
3.41
We're totally biased. We own goats. See my videos and bio for the goat drama. But seriously, I love this book.
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
 
The Westing Game
4.02
This book is amazing. It has the most satisfying ending of any book I've ever read. FANTASTIC!
Aug 10, 2007
Feb 25, 2008
 
Stellaluna
4.20
I'm a sucker. I saw this on Reading Rainbow a while back, which gives it sentimental value. I'm biased.
Feb 23, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
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