Friday, September 15, 2017

Will You Help Doug Find His Dog?

Will Y ou Help Doug Find His Dog?
Author: Jane Caston
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Denise Z.

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Summary: Help Doug find his dog by following the clues he gives you to pat, tickle, and call to the dogs until you find the right one.

Review: Help Doug find his dog by patting, tickling, and calling to the correct dogs based on Doug's clues! As the reader selects dogs, the pool narrows until a surprise ending reveals Doug's dog and why he went missing. I can't wait to use this one for storytimes! This book is very interactive, fun, cute and makes a game out of reading.

Yoko's Paper Cranes

Yoko's Paper Cranes
Author: Rosemary Wells
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Aleece

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Summary: When Yoko was very small, she and her Grandmother, Obaasan, fed the cranes in the pond at the end of the garden. When Yoko moves to California, she remembers her Grandmother and Grandfather in Japan. Every week letters go back and forth. She thinks of their garden and their cranes. And when Grandmother's birthday comes, Yoko sends the most wonderful gift of all. Rosemary Wells celebrates the love between grandchildren and grandparents in this sequel to best-selling Yoko.

Review: A short story about moving away from family and still keeping in contact.  This was a brief look at some Japanese terms as well as beautiful origami.  A great book for learning about other cultures.

Little Excavator

Little Excavator
Author: Anna Dewdney
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Sue

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Summary: Little Excavator is too small to do many things that the larger trucks can do on the construction site.  But he is determined!  Anna Dewdney is the author-illustrator to the Llama Llama books.  Her rhyming text and the illustrations are wonderful.

Review: I love this book!  The rhyming text, “sound effects” of construction trucks, and the illustrations are beautiful.  It is a fun book to read, and the little ones are sure to love it. 

Waiting Is Not Easy!

Waiting Is Not Easy!
Author: Mo Willems
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Celeste

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Summary: Piggie has a surprise for his friend Gerald however, he will have to wait to see it. This will be difficult for Gerald since waiting is a difficult task for him.

Review: As I was reading this book, I was very entertained and could not wait to find out what the surprise was. This book is enjoyable to read and I would definitively recommend it to any child.  It is very easy to read, unpredictable, and humorous. 

We're All Wonders

We're All Wonders
Author: R.J. Polacio
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Sue
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Summary: This picture book features Auggie from the bestselling book Wonder.  Auggie feels like an ordinary kid.  He just doesn’t look like an ordinary kid.  As the book says “My mom says I’m unique.  She says I’m a wonder.”  And the message of the book is that everyone is unique….and a wonder.  A very good message in these trying times!

Review: This is a very powerful book.  The text is minimal and the illustrations simple, but it has a message that even the younger ones can understand.  I would highly recommend this book to parents to share with their children. 

Todo esto es solo mio

Todo esto es solo mio
Author: Rocio Anton and Lola Nunez
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Celeste
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Summary: Rupert the giant lives alone and has more than everything he needs.  He is selfish and does not allow the native animals to eat and live in his property.  The effects of neglect are very evident.  Rupert will have to ask the animals to come back in order to save his home.  

Review: This book teaches readers about the importance of animals in a healthy ecosystem.  It also teaches sharing and coexisting.   This book is enjoyable to read and I would definitely recommend it to any child.