Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog
Author: Megan McDonald/Katherine Tillotson
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Leslie

Summary: In order to stay in the warm and cozy home he has longed for, Shoe Dog must learn to stop chewing shoes.
Review: This is a great book and the illustrations are wonderful. The dog in this story is adopted from a shelter and is given the name “Shoe Dog” when his new owner is trying to shoo him away from chewing on her shoes. His obsession with chewing on shoes keeps him from sleeping on the bed and it’s such a cute story because it shows us the perspective of a dog. Shoe dog did not want to go back to the shelter so he decided he would stop chewing shoes. I think this was an adorable story that people of all ages would enjoy, especially if they have a “Shoe Dog” of their own.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Que le pasa a este niño?/What happens to this child?

Que le pasa a este niño?/What Happens to This Child?
Author: Angels Ponce Ribas
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Ana

Summary: This book introduces parents, teachers or any person that interacts with children on how to care for children with disabilities in Spanish. It is full of examples to teach children that might have a brother or sister, or any close family member or friend about other children who are disabled.

Review: This book helps kids to understand other kids with disabilities and explains how to help a disabled relative. The book explains causes, symptoms, and treatment. It also provides valuable advice. Parents and family members will feel a connection with the situations presented in this book.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Too Many Pears

Too Many Pears
Author: Jackie French
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Sue

Summary: Pamela the cow absolutely loves pears!  She goes to all sorts of antics to be able to eat more pears.  She loves them right off the tree, with ice cream, in a pie, stewed, and about any other way imaginable.  It becomes a problem when no one else is able to eat any pears.
Review: What a fun book!  The illustrations are simple, expressive, and tell a lot of the story.  The young girl, Amy, finally solves the problem, only to have Pamela now interested in apples! This is a book that will make you smile.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How to Negotiate Everything

How to Negotiate Everything
Author: David Spellman
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Helen


Summary: If tantrums don’t work for you to get what you want, this book shows you how to negotiate with the toughest known negotiator….M-O-M…

Review: This is not just a book for children.  Our hero, a little boy in a checkered sports coat and short pants, learns what is worth negotiating for (pets, ice cream, etc.) even to the extent of negotiating for an elephant. Our hero learns the lesson of persistence—keep on “negotiating” until you reach an agreement satisfactory to both parties. Someday, if you become President of the United States, you may find yourself sitting on your couch in the Oval Office with your own elephant. These are worthwhile lessons for all of us and a very funny book with hilarious drawings.