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Pinch and Dash Make Soup

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ISBN: 9781580893473
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - February 2012

A pinch of this, a dash of that and you have soup in Pinch and Dash Make Soup. Pinch is hungry. His soup pot empty. All he has in his refrigerator is a potato, some spinach and a bit of cheese. Dash is a great cook. But his soup pot is filled with "Skinny Soup": soup with not much in it! Together these friends combine their ingredients, talents and tastes to make soup. But more than a dash of trouble ensues! A feast for your eyes (the illustrations of Thomas F. Yezerski hold a few surprises of their own) this story of friendship, working together and great soup is perfect for story time held before, after or during dinner, lunch or breakfast! Also, a gem for your reader ages 5 to 7. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

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ISBN: 9781580893466
Availability: Backordered
Published: Charlesbridge - February 2012

The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

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By Dawn Casey, Anne Wilson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781846862021
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Published: Barefoot Books - September 2008

Ever wonder why there is no cat in the Chinese Zodiac or why Cat and Rat are enemies? In Dawn Casey's accessible adaptation of how the Chinese New Year zodiac order was determined, these questions are answered. When the Jade Emperor decided that people needed a way to determine one year from the other, he orders a race of all the animals. From the grand dragon to the tiny rat, each animal must use his own talents to help him win the race. Each of the animals characteristics are creatively wove into the story. At the end there is a breakdown of years and what these characteristics are, as well as facts and important days to the Chinese calendar. (Also included is a note about those of us with January and February birthdays: due to the fact that the Chinese calendar is based on a lunar cycle, we just might be "bumped" up a year!) ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Real Heroes Don't Wear Capes

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By Laura Driscoll, Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781575652450
Availability: Special Order
Published: Kane Press - August 2007

While trying to make a special holiday for his hero, Ethan learns about his friends, family, community and what a real hero is. With lots of fun facts and activity guide, this book is one of a series that teaches different skills, ideas and thoughts. The perfect book for a school, classroom or personal library. Great for ages 6 to 8. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Priscilla and the Pink Planet

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By Nathaniel Hobbie, Jocelyn Hobbie (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316113496
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2008

When your entire world is pink, and it really isn't your thing, what do you do? For Priscilla she goes on a magical adventure to find other colors. In the process, teaches others about the value of all colors. Even pink. With Seuss-like text and illustrations, this is a fun story that has something for everyone. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Three Little Cajun Pigs

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By Mike Artell, Jim Harris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803728158
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Published: Dial Books - October 5th, 2006

Claude Gator is back in another familiar fairy tale that has a lot of Cajun flavor. It is time for the three young pigs of the tale to make it in the real world. But tout de suite their happiness is interruppted by Claude when he starts to "hiss and puff and make his face frown. He wiggle a little and turn hisself roun'n." Then he whacks down the first two houses but it is when he gets to the third pigs house and that adventure that leads to him needing an ice pack for his derriere! Laugh out loud to this favorite story and enjoy the equally amazing illustrations of Jim Harris that spice it up real nice, mon ami! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Charlie and Lola: Snow is My Favorite and My Best

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By Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803731745
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dial Books - October 5th, 2006

Charlie and Lola are back for more adventures in this fun picture book. Lola is extremely excited because the weather man says it is going to snow. And Lola loves snow. It is her "favorite and is my best." When she wants it to be snowing all the time, it is up to big brother Charlie to show her that while snow is very special, there are other things just as special to do when it is not snowing. With lots of love, humor, and Child's classic illustrations, this is a great book to read all year around. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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