Friday, April 21, 2017

Sun & Moon Sisters

Sun & Moon Sisters
Author: Khoa Le
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Denise Z.

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Summary: The Sun and the Moon are sisters, and they rule and sky together peacefully. One day, however, each begins to wonder: who is more important? This friction leads them to make a powerful decision to switch roles, hoping that it will lead to a greater understanding of their powers. Soon, the Sun begins shining all through the night, and the Moon brings night to the day. In the end, the two sisters will learn an important lesson about the importance of harmony and the balance of their relationship.

Review: The 3D illustration on the cover is what urged me to choose this book. I liked how this book had a lesson of not to envy anyone and to realize that everyone is important and is needed in their own way. I also liked how they used the symbols of sun and moon and siblings to convey this lesson. Author and Illustrator Khoa Le combines a fable with beautiful Asian artwork. 

Mama, Look!

Mama, Look!
Author: Patricia J. Murphy and David Diaz
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Julie B.

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Summary: While on a walk with his mother, a little boy shouts, “Mama, look!”, as he discovers animals, bugs, and birds in his surroundings. 

Review: This is a wonderful short story that is perfect for themed storytimes about spring, outdoors, nature, or animals. The simple extra-large text names what the little boy sees and extra-large, colorful illustrations are beautifully detailed.  The 2nd of the two page spread gives a hint of what the little boy will encounter next and is a wonderful way for children to learn to predict what they think is coming next.  I can see children having fun shouting what the boy sees as the reader turns the page. Because the little boy encounters 14 different creatures, this would also be a great book to use as a flannel story.

Big Bob, Little Bob

Big Bob, Little Bob
Author: James Howe
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Aleece

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Summary: Big Bob and Little Bob share the same name but other than that everything else about them seems to be different.

Review: A great book about no matter who you are you can like whatever you want (boys can like dolls and girls can like trucks). This has a great meaning for all who reads it.