Little Mommy by Sharon Kane

Book Description:

Published:April 8, 2008

THE “LITTLE MOMMY” in this story is an adorable little girl. We spend the day in her charming company as she cares for her dolls, treats their ills, gives them a tea party, feeds them dinner, and puts them to bed. Beautifully illustrated, this book has a timeless feel.

Originally published 1967 by Western Publishing

Review –

This is a Little Golden Book that I choose for my younger niece and I know she will love the bright colors and will easily identify with the actions of the little girl in the story. 

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The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing & Amy Wummer, Illustrator

Book Description:

Published: March 18,2010

It’s the night before Mother’s Day, and Dad and the kids are determined to show Mom just how much they love her. They whip up a cake from scratch, and offer a special coupon for a day at the spa, right in their own kitchen! Kids and moms will love reading this sweet story aloud together for a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Review –

I always send books to my young nieces so holidays and special days and this is one I sent this year for Mother’s Day.

It’s very good and children will easily be able to relate to the story line and it is illustrated beautifully.

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The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson

Book Description:

The Snow Queen” (Danish: Snedronningen) is an original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875). The tale was first published 21 December 1844 in New Fairy Tales. First Volume. Second Collection. 1845. (Danish: Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. Anden Samling. 1845.)[1] The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, Kai.

The story is one of Andersen’s longest and most highly acclaimed stories. It is regularly included in selected tales and collections of his work and is frequently reprinted in illustrated storybook editions for children.

Review –

This was offered free in audio and was just a little over an hour long. It was the first time I’ve heard of it and supposedly the movie,Frozen, is adapted from it.  I didn’t care for the story but I did like the movie.

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The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrations by Oliver Jeffers

Book Description

Published: June 27, 2013

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!


Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from coloring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other.

What is Duncan to do? Debut author Drew Daywalt and New York Timesbestseller Oliver Jeffers create a colorful solution in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way.

Review –

Although this is a fun book and little children won’t really know the difference but the ending left a lot hanging. What was their response to Duncan’s answer to their letters and what about Beige-he had no clothes and Blue was a mere stump of his former self. Were they happy with Duncan’s answer to the problem. Cute for the young child. illustrations were great.

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat by Lucille Colandro

Book Description:

Published: August 1, 2005

What won’t this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic “little old lady” books will delight and entertain all brave readers who dare to read it!

Review –

Young children will love having this book read to them and the brightly colored quirky illustrations are an added bonus.

I love this series. Check it out.

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The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot by Scott Magoon

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Book Description

Release date: February 5, 2013 | Age Range: 4 – 8 years
A classic tale with a timeless message gets a hugely hilarious twist.He’s big. He’s funny. He’s not real. Or IS he?

This clever twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.

Review –
I thought it was okay because it’s just a re-d0 of The Boy Who Cried Wolf  but the pictures were good.

Parts by Tedd Arnold

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Book Description

Release date: October 1, 2000 | Age Level: 3 and up | Grade Level: P and up | Series: Picture Puffins
 
First, his hair started falling out. Then skin started peeling from his toes. Some stuffing came out of his belly button, and a piece of something gray and wet-his brain?-fell out of his nose. Is this normal? Or is this boy coming unglued? With a perfect combination of humor and grossness, this look at one boy’s farfetched fears will have readers laughing their heads off!
“A zany, ultimately reassuring take on something that may indeed be a child’s bugaboo.” –Booklist
Awards: ( 1999 Colorado Children’s Book Award ( Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Masterlist
 
Review –
I love this book.  It is hilarious,especially when he finds lint in his belly button and thinks his “stuffing” is coming out. It’s a hoot.  Adults as well as children will find this book educational and funny.
 
 

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

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Book Description

Release date: January 6, 2009 | Age Level: 3 and up
Wilbur is different from the other Naked Mole Rats in his Colony, because he wears clothes (and he likes it!).   But what will happen when Grandpah, the oldest, wisest, and most naked Naked Mole Rat ever discovers Wilbur’s secret?
Funnyman and three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems exposes the naked truth
Review –
Very good.
Moral of the story – Don’t be afraid to be different.

Donuts by Julia Dweck

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Book Description

Publication Date:September 20, 2012
Donuts is a fairy tale with a modern day appeal. Meet Merl, a plucky, young squirrel who makes his home in a vast wilderness where all the trees have been cut to the ground. When Merl finds the very last acorn, he makes an extraordinary wish, resulting in one final oak tree sprouting. However, Merl’s wish is far from granted when the tree’s sprawling branches fail to bloom one single nut. A visit to a park turns Merl’s world upside down and his tree will never be the same. This is a majestic and poignant tale that exemplifies the beauty of loyalty in the friendship that grows between a squirrel and his tree. Donuts will touch the hearts of readers and make the most ardent cynic, smile. Stunning illustrations and melodic rhyming text make this enchanting adventure a memorable read.
Review –
I decided to read this on a fluke because I LOVE DONUTS but it surprised me and brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. It’s about friendship and loyalty and we can all take a lesson from Merl. The beautiful illustrations were a bonus and fit the characters perfectly.
I recommend this book for everyone.