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Too Much Glue

Title: Too Much Glue
Author: Jason Lefebvre
Series: No
Recommended for: 
Pages: 32 pages
Call Number/Link:  E LEFEBVRE, J.

Synopsis:”Matty LOVES glue. At home with Dad, he makes glue glasses, glue mustaches, and glue bouncy balls. But at school, Matty’s art teacher worries and warns, ‘Too much glue never dries.’ In art class one day, Matty decides to make the most fantastic glue project ever, with a super-special ingredient — himself!” — from publisher’s web site.

Comments:  Great art work, nice vivid pictures, ok story line.  This is a story that promotes creativity, so if you are looking for a lesson on too much glue don’t look to this book. I feel that kids will enjoy the book, and if one wants to make a lesson out of this book one can find a way.

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Funny, Picture Books

 

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Pigs to the Rescue

Title: Pigs to the Rescuepigs-to-the-rescue
Author: John Himmelman
Series: To the Rescue books
Recommended for: Preschool – Grade 3
Pages: 32
Call Number/Link:  E HIMME

Synopsis: Farmer Greenstalk and his family have the darnedest luck. Broken-down tractors, kites stuck in trees―they’re always having problems! It’s a good thing they have such helpful farm animals on hand. This time around, the pigs want to pitch in, and boy, do they ever! The Greenstalks soon find, though, that life might just be a little easier without their help…
Pigs to the Rescue is a 2011 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.

Comments: This book was recommended for toddler story time and it is funny! The pigs mess everything up while trying to help and it gets worse and worse. This is a sequel to Chickens to the Rescue, where the chickens help, but get everything right. It’s just not as funny. I can easily see the kids shouting “Pigs to the rescue!” and doing a lot of oinking on the appropriate pages.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2017 in Funny, Picture Books

 

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Mary Had a Little Glam

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Title:   Mary Had a Little Glam
Author:   Tammi Sauer
Series:   —
Recommended for:   Kids ages 4-8
Pages:   26 unnumbered pates
Call Number/Link:  E SAUER, T.

Rating:   ****

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Mary had a little glam that grew into a lot. And everywhere that Mary went, she wasn’t hard to spot. But on the day she started school, she caught some by surprise. Sweet Mary shrugged and hugged her mom. “I must accessorize.”‘ –Page 4 of dust jacket.

Comments:

This fun variant of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” has Mary the fashionista starting kindergarten. Her classmates were other nursery rhyme characters that children could have fun identifying.  I think kids would need to be at least 4 to understand the humor, and the book would probably work best for students in grades K-2.  It would be a good classroom readaloud, and also work well for independent reading.  I can also imagine it being used for a comparative nursery rhyme project for older students and even college students taking Children’s Lit.

 

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2016 in Funny, Picture Books

 

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Dragon Was Terrible

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Title:   Dragon Was Terrible
Author:   Kelly DiPucchio
Series:   –
Recommended for:   Ages 4-8
Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:   E DIPUCCHIO, K.

Rating:   ****

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

When a dragon has a temper tantrum, no one can tame him, except for a little boy with a good book.

Comments:

More accurately, when a dragon consistently engages in very bad behavior, the king tries to find someone who can tame him.  How bad is this behavior, you ask?  He spit on cupcakes, TP’d the castle, victimized ducklets and baby unicorns, burped loudly in church, put graffiti on walls, and that’s just a start.  Knights and other adults did not have any success.  Thank goodness for the little boy who decided to read the dragon (and everyone else) a good book!

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2016 in Funny, Manner/Behaviors, Picture Books

 

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Nobody Likes a Goblin

Title: Nobody Likes a Goblin
Author: Ben Hatke
Series: N/A
Recommended for: Ages 4-8
Pages: 36
Call Number/Link:  E Hakte, B (We don’t currently own it, but hopefully Janet will order it!)

Synopsis: Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of “heroic” adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton—leaving Goblin all alone!

It’s up to Goblin to save the day. But first he’s going to have to leave the dungeon and find out how the rest of the world feels about goblins.

Review: This is a super cute book that I think kids will enjoy. I love that it was kind of a reverse-adventure. Usually the adventures are the heroes and the goblins/trolls are the bad guys, but this time it’s the opposite. Both the goblin and the troll were just minding their own business when the adventures come in and stole their items. And really all the goblin really cared about was his friend the skeleton! And while most of the world doesn’t like goblins, he find others along the way to help him in his quest to save Skeleton.

The illustrations are nice as well. If you’ve read Ben’s other works (Zita the Spacegirl) it’s on par with those.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Funny, Picture Books, Uncategorized

 

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Is That Wise, Pig?

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Title:   Is That Wise, Pig?
Author:   Jan Thomas
Series:   —  
Recommended for:  preschoolers, grades K-2, toddlers
Pages:   32
Call Number/Link:  E Thomas, J.

Rating:   ****

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Cow and Pig are helping Mouse make a delicious soup, but Pig keeps trying to add ingredients that don’t make sense! Mouse is making a yummy pot of soup and Cow and Pig are helping add ingredients. Mouse adds four tomatoes, Cow adds five potatoes, and Pig adds…six galoshes?! Is that wise, Pig? Young readers will be so busy giggling at Pig’s antics, they won’t even realize they are counting, too. A twist ending and irresistible characters will make this a favorite read-aloud.

Comments:

I loved this one.  It made me laugh!  It would work well for Preschool Storytime or Toddler Time.  It could also work well as a readaloud for kids in kindergarten and first grade.  (And for first and second graders to read on their own.)

I was having so much fun that I didn’t remember later that it was a counting book.

 

 

 

 

 

**mostly written in October 2016

 

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2016 in Funny, Picture Books

 

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Click, Clack, Surprise

clickclack-surpriseTitle: Click, Clack, Surprise!
Author: Doreen Cronin 
Series: Click Clack Moo books
Recommended for: Preschool – 3rd Grade
Pages: 40 Pages
Call Number/Link:  E CRONIN, D 

Synopsis: Little Duck celebrates his first birthday with the other animals on the farm by copying their examples, from shearing off all his feathers to taking a mudbath, before enjoying Farmer Brown’s yummy frosted maple cake.

This is another cute book by Doreen Cronin.  Little duck doesn’t know how to get ready for the big party so he watches all the other animals and copies what the others do.  I always enjoy her books, but also the illustrations.  This is a book that can be used for a read aloud or just one on one.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2016 in Funny, Picture Books

 

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