Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review: The First Day of School by Margaret McNamara

First Day of School
It's almost the first day of first grade, and Michael can't wait. That is, until he discovers that his puppy, Cookie, can't join him. But when he learns that bringing Cookie means she wouldn't be just his anymore, he decides it's better if she stays home.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Review: "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth by Eric Carle

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth
slowly, slowly, slowly?that?s the way the sloth moves. slowly, it eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. what strange kind of creature is this? the other animals wonder. why doesn?t it run or fly or play or hunt like the rest of us? ?why are you so slow?? the howler monkey inquires. but the sloth doesn?t answer any questions until the jaguar asks, ?why are you so lazy?? Anyone who has ever felt too busy will appreciate the sloth?s peaceful lifestyle and realize that it?s okay to take time to enjoy life. eric Carle?s dazzling collage illustrations introduce readers to the exotic beauty of the Amazon rain forest and the many unusual animals living there.

Review: Dino-Basketball by Lisa Wheeler

When the plant-chewing Grass Clippers face the red-toothed Meat on the basketball court, it's a showdown of pre-hysteric proportions. Herbivores and carnivores face off in a close game that includes dunks, alley-oops, and, of course, celebrity dinos with courtside seats.

Review: I Can Read About Prehistoric Animals by David Eastman

I Can Read About Prehistoric Animals

I Can Read About books explore the world around us, from the mysteries of space to the wonders of undersea life, and everything in between.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Review: Naughtly Little Monkeys by Jim Aylesworth

Naughty Little MonkeysWhat happens when you leave twenty-six little monkeys home alone? Lots of monkey business, that’s what! The charming chimps in this book, with names and misbehaviors to match each letter of the alphabet, cause all kinds of trouble when Mom and Dad go out. Jim Aylesworth’s rollicking rhyming text and Henry Cole’s irresistibly mischievous monkeys teach the alphabet with unmatched exuberance, from Andy . . . all the way to Zelda!

Review: Wiley & Grampa's Creature Deatures Hair Ball From Outer Space

Hair Ball from Outer Space (Wiley & Grampa's Creature Features, #6)This kooky, creature-crammed romp for early readers keeps the pages turning with pictures--and laughs--on every page. In HAIRBALL FROM OUTER SPACE!, could Gramma really be brainwashed by aliens who want to take over the planet with fast food joints--serving dishes made from the good people of Gingham County? Wiley and Grampa, to the rescue!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: Hippo Says Excuse Me by Michael Dahl

Hippo Says "Excuse Me"Hippo demonstrates his good manners as he makes his way in crowded situations.

We got this book from our public library.
It is such a cute book, full of colors and an easy read for those learning to read. The only thing  I think would have been better to use is the word please in front of excuse me.
My son's favorite part was when the hippo wanted to get on the elevator and he had to say "Excuse Me" three times. Then when the little bird asked if there was room for one more and hippo said "There is always room for one more."
This is a fun book for all ages and teaches them that they should use manners such as excuse me.