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Buenas Noches Luna

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Title:   Buenas Noches Luna

Author:   Margaret Wise Brown

Series:   N/A

Recommended for:  grades Pre K-2 as a read-aloud, grades 2 and up for children to read by themselves.  

Pages:   32 pages

Call Number/Link:  SPA READALONG BROWN, M.

Rating:   *****

Synopsis:

Before going to sleep, a little rabbit says goodnight to many different things.

Comments:

I really loved reading this book for Spanish story time.  It is a classic so this book was an excellent choice since most children have read this book in English.  Short and easy to follow along with a great size book for children to follow along.  This copy comes with a cd for listening in the car or at home.

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Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Bedtime, Funny, Picture Books, Spanish

 

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Stack the Cats

Title:   Stack the Cats
Author:   Susie Ghahremani
Series:   —
Recommended for:   toddlers and preschoolers as a readaloud and counting book, early elementary school students because it’s a fairly early reader and teaches alternate ways to organize sets
Pages:   32 pages
Call Number/Link:  E GHAHREMANI, S.

Rating:   ****

 

 

Synopsis:

Cats of all shapes and sizes scamper, yawn, and stretch across the pages of this playful counting book. And every now and then, some of them pile into the purrfect cat stack!

Comments:

This is such a cute book!  The cats are adorable and remind me a little of my hero Pusheen.  The bold, colorful illustrations could work well with a group of children.

It makes me happy that the book works on more than one level.  For toddlers, it is a book with cute cats having fun.  For preschoolers, it is also a counting book.  There is also slightly trickier math for the early elementary school students when sets are regrouped (or divided).  This happens when 6 cats are divided into two groups of 3 cats and 9 cats are divided into three groups of 3 cats.

 

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Concepts, Picture Books

 

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The Catawampus Cat

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Title:   The Catawampus Cat 

Author:   Jason Carter Eaton
Series:   —
Recommended for:  grades Pre K-2 as a read-aloud, grades 2 and up for children to read by themselves.  
Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:  E Eaton, J.

Rating:   *****

Synopsis:

A cat comes into town that walks on a slant, and shows everyone how to see life at a different angle.

Comments:

This book is very entertaining to say the least. When the Catawampus Cat comes to a very dull town, he forces the townsfolk to tilt their heads when they look at him, which changes their perception of the world they look at. Long lost friends are brought together again, missing personal items are found, and everyone in the town embraces their own individuality by viewing life at a different angle. Not only is the story engaging, but the illustrations are captivating to the eye. By using a combination of mixed illustration media, the cut and paste type images spread throughout the book give a certain depth to the story that makes it seem almost life like. I would highly recommend this book.

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Picture Books

 

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Crash! The Cat

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Title:   Crash!  The Cat
Author:   David McPhail
Series:   —
Recommended for:  Preschoolers, toddlers, babies
Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:   E MCPHAIL, D.

Rating:   ***

 

Synopsis:

“The family cat destroys everything in his path, and the two girls who love him worry that he may be sick or blind in this story of unconditional pet love”– Provided by publisher.

Comments:

Really cute book!  It has minimal text and expressive illustrations.  It would be a good choice for  Toddler Time, Lapsit and as a shorter selection for Preschool Storytime.

Could be used for these storytime themes:  cats, messes, sisters, pets, family life

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2016 in Bedtime, Manner/Behaviors, Picture Books

 

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Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time!

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Title:   It’s Go Time!
Author:   Scott McCormick              Illustrator:  R.H. Lazzell
Series:   Mr. Pants
Recommended for:   kids who like funny graphic novels.  And cats, although a reader doesn’t have to love cats to laugh at the Mr. Pants series.
Pages:   128 p.
Call Number/Link:  GN J MR. PANTS V. 1

Rating:   ****

 

 

Synopsis:

On the last day of summer vacation, all Mr. Pants wants to do is play laser tag but Mom and his sisters, Foot Foot and Grommy, have other ideas.

Comments:

I think kids will really enjoy the Mr. Pants series.  It’s very funny and is an excellent choice for reluctant readers.

And it even introduces irony!

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Funny, Graphic Novels, Juv

 

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Mr. Pants

Mr pantsTitle: Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time
Author: Scott McCormick
Series: Mr. Pants
Recommended for: 4 years old – 10 years old
Pages: 128 pages
Call Number/Link:  J GN MRP (Just ordered)
Synopsis:On the last day of summer vacation, all Mr. Pants wants to do is play laser tag but Mom and his sisters, Foot Foot and Grommy, have other ideas.

This was a great find. We don’t have a copy at my library, but it is on order.One of my children found this at our home library and we all had fun reading together.  This completely reminded me of my children and my siblings. My favorite part was when the family went to Fairy Princess Dream Factory.  Mr. Pants gets everyone excited about making warrior princesses(loved it.)   I have a 1st grader and this is great for building confidence in his reading ability.  I will be going back to get one of the others books soon.

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2016 in Graphic Novels, Juv

 

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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

bad kittyTitle: Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
 Author: Nick Bruel
Series: Bad Kitty
Recommended for: 1st-4th grade
Pages: 125
Call Number/Link:  J BRU

Synopsis: Bad Kitty really needs a bath, and she is forced to take one in this hysterical  illustrated how-to for young readers. The following are some items you will need for Kitty’s bath: one bathtub, plenty of water, dry towels, a suit of armor, a letter to your loved ones, clean underwear (because stressful situations can cause “accidents”), an ambulance in your driveway with the engine running, and, oh, yeah, you’ll also need Kitty . . . but good luck with that! Kitty is at her worst in this riotous how-to guide filled with bad smells, cautionary tales of horror, and hopefully by the end . . . some soap.

Review:   Kids will enjoy reading about the struggle of cat vs. bath.  Good for readers  of Captain Underpants and Diary of a Wimpy Kid type books.  The type of humor is similar but without the potty jokes, making it more appropriate for the younger crowd. This is the first in the series of chapter books, and there are some Bad Kitty picture books as well.

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Funny

 

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