Staff Review - Jeanette

Diary of a Worm Teacher’s Pet

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By Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062087041
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - June 25th, 2013

Mrs. Mulch is the best teacher Worm has ever had! But what to give her for her birthday? A great teacher deserves a great present! With help from his well meaning friends and family, Worms’s hilarious journey to finding the perfect gift will leave your beginning reader (and you) in stitches! (Based on the books by Doreen Cronin and harry Bliss.) ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

I Will Try

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ISBN: 9780823427567
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 1-5 Business Days
Published: Holiday House - January 1st, 2013

Bright colors and the message of kindness, friends and trying is portrayed in sincere language in this beginning reader. Perfect for the beginning gymnast, reader or any child in your life. ~Reviewed by Jeanette

Kite Day A Bear and Mole Story

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ISBN: 9780823427581
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Published: Holiday House - January 1st, 2013

Bear and Mole are back and this time they want to fly a kite. They study, collect, stick, cut and more before their kite is ready. But there is a problem! The wind is too strong, the kite flies away and the rain is coming! But unknown to our two grand friends, their kite will soon save the day in a very special way! Find another adventure in Spring is Here. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Croaky Pokey!

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ISBN: 9780823424290
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Holiday House - January 2nd, 2012

Hey, everyone! Let’s do the Croaky Pokey! You don’t know the Croaky Pokey? It is just like the Hokey Pokey with a few differences: you still put hands, feet and body “in and out” but then you “Hop the Croaky Pokey/As we chase a fly around,/Right in the froggy’s mouth!” This delightful familiar rhyme takes on a new twist with this deliciously hilarious take on an old favorite. Bright illustrations are a treat to the eyes with their silly twists and turns. And a sneaky ending will have you and your child giggling long after the final page is read and the book closed.  Dance, sing and read along with a bunch of crazy frogs and friends! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

I have a Garden

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ISBN: 9780823425273
Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2013

A little white dog has a garden with a frog, bird, chipmunk, flowers and many other animal friends. A fun realization at the end is a great lesson about sharing. Also is a sweet way to tell your child what surprises they might find in their own garden. The simple, repetitive text and bright illustrations make this a great first read for an early reader or for a young child to be read-aloud to. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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By Chris Wooding, Cassandra Diaz (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780439877596
Published: Graphix - February 1st, 2012

From a small village in the middle of nothing; plays Skull Ball; has a grandfather who is crazy but really nice; and a father who doesn’t understand him Seife is pretty normal. But when kidnapped and made to cover for the missing prince of the realm, fooling sisters, a giant cat (who has a nasty habit of trying to eat him) and trying not to make a fool of himself at royal dinners are the least of his problems. There is this little thing about the neighboring kingdom wanting to invade them and Seife is expected to lead the army! What is a poor boy to do? The Price and the Pauper tale is turned on its head in a funny and macabre tale! ~ Reviewed by Jeaentte


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