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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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The Great Pet Escape

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Title:   The Great Pet Escape
Author:   Victoria Jamieson
Series:   Pets on the Loose
Recommended for:   early chapter book readers, children ages 4 and up as a readaloud, reluctant readers
Pages:   63 p.
Call Number/Link:   GN J JAMIESON, V.

Rating:   ^^^^

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

GW, a class pet at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School wants OUT . . . and he, the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead a mass escape. But when he finally escapes and goes to find his former partners in crime, Barry and Biter, he finds that they actually LIKE being class pets. Impossible!

Just as GW gets Barry and Biter to agree to leave with him, a mouse named Harriet and her many mouse minions get in their way. What follows is class pet chaos guaranteed to make readers giggle.

 

Comments:
This book is very funny.  We’ll need extra copies once the kids discover it.
Imagine this: a hamster who has invented a sunflower seed catapult, a rodent catapult transportation device and recently completed work on the Hairy Houdini Escape-O-Matic.
Why?  He has been trapped in a terrible prison (known as a second grade classroom) for 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day.  He wants FREEDOM and plans to escape with his best friends Barry and Biter.  Things don’t go exactly as planned….
This is the first book in a series.  Book two, The Great Art Caper, is being published in June 2017.
Amazon lists the age range as 6-10 years and grade level as grades 1-5.
Here is a comment from a SLJ review by Kiera Parrott:
VERDICT  Hand this charmingly goofy graphic novel to chapter book readers who enjoy Dav Pilkey’s works, Cyndi Marko’s “Kung Pow Chicken” series and Geoffrey Hayes’s “Benny and Penny” books.
 
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Posted by on November 11, 2016 in Adventure, Funny, Graphic Novels

 

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The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits

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Title:   The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits
Author:   Douglas Florian
Series:   —
Recommended for:   Preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary school students.  College students who need a poem in picture book form.

Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:  E Florian, D.

Rating:   ****

 

Synopsis:

Join a family of rabbits as they have all kinds of fun throughout the day.

Comments:

Hurray!  A book for college children’s lit students who need a poem in picture book form!!!  I am so glad that poet Douglas Florian decided to publish a picture book this year.

Actually, I think it deserves a little more enthusiasm.

Hip Hip Hurray!!!

The students could use it for these project themes:  rabbits, seasons, nature, animals, family, a day from beginning to end, activities, habits

It is also a great choice for preschoolers, kindergarteners and elementary school students.  (It could also work for older students doing a poetry unit and anyone who likes poetry and/or picture books.)

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2016 in Picture Books

 

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Polo and Lily

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Title:   Polo and Lily
Author:   Regis Faller
Series:   Polo
Recommended for:   children ages 2 and up.  Works for preschoolers and elementary school students.  (And older kids too!)
Pages:   unpaged (probably 32)
Call Number/Link:   E FALLE

Rating:   ****

 

 

Synopsis:

In this wordless picture book, Polo the dog meets a rabbit named Lily and the two become friends.

Comments:

A big thank you to the patron who almost stumped me this evening.  “I’m looking for a book about a dog who lives in a tree.  It doesn’t have words.  The author is French.  I think the dog’s name starts with a P.”

I hadn’t noticed the Polo series before tonight, and am so glad to have discovered it!  Although it is a picture book, it feels very much like a graphic novel, which helps it appeal to all ages.  Its humor doesn’t hurt either!

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2016 in Bedtime, Funny, Picture Books, Wordless

 

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Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms!

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Title:   Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms!
Author:   Philippe Coudray
Series:   Toon into Reading.  Level 2.
Recommended for:   Kids who like funny books who are in first grade and up.  Is intended as an early reader but is funny for anyone who is advanced enough to understand the humor.  (Toddlers and younger preschoolers wouldn’t “get” the humor.)
Pages:   35 p.
Call Number/Link:  GN J COUDRAY, P.

Rating:   ****

 

 

 

Synopsis:

A collection of one-page comic strips featuring Benjamin Bear, a very serious bear who has his own silly logic for doing things

Comments:

The official description may say that Benjamin Bear has his own silly logic for doing things.  I considered him a creative, out of the box thinker.  There were a couple of times that I thought, “Genius!”  There were also several times that I laughed out loud.  Some of the cartoons are wordless, some have minimal words and some have text in every frame.  Every single one at least made me smile.

It can be difficult to predict what will make people (children and adult alike) laugh, but I will be looking for other Benjamin Bear books on days that I need a giggle.

The official information in the back of the book says that the books is their Level 2.  They list equivalencies as:  Grades 1-2, Lexile BR-240, Guided reading G-K, Reading Recovery 11-18.

It is described as an Easy-to-Read Comic for Emerging Readers with:

  • 300-700 words
  • short sentences and repetition
  • a story arc with few characters in a small world and
  • 1-4 panels per page

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2016 in Adventure, Funny, Graphic Novels, Juv

 

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