Monday, October 23, 2017

Review: Giant Squid

Giant Squid Giant Squid by Candace Fleming
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a gorgeous book! I loved the dark and inky illustrations partnered with the poetry... makes you feel like you are floating in the deepest parts of the ocean right along with the giant squid. The word choice is delicious- making this a book that will work for several grade levels. This book is a treat that elementary librarians should definitely consider adding to their collections!

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Review: Tolerance

Tolerance Tolerance by Cynthia Amoroso
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked the layout and color scheme of this book a lot. The pictures were large and clear, though a couple of theme seemed a little dated. The various examples of tolerance given throughout the text were ones that children will understand. I thought it was good that the author gives examples of how to show tolerance in lots of different settings like in school, on the playground, at home, etc...

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Review: The Mouse and the Wizard: A Hindu Folktale

The Mouse and the Wizard: A Hindu Folktale The Mouse and the Wizard: A Hindu Folktale by Ann Malaspina
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thought this was a folktale that would good to share with students, especially since I don't think many of the students in my district are too familiar with Hindu folktales. The illustrations were black and white (almost looking like coloring pages). The story was told well; it would be easy for kids to get into the rhythm of the tale and say the wizards words with him. The information in the back of the book about the origin of the folktale was interesting. Overall, I think this would be a good addition for elementary librarians looking to add to their folktale collections.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: Milk Goes to School

Milk Goes to School Milk Goes to School by Terry Border
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was literally laughing out loud with every page!

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Review: Creepy Pair of Underwear!

Creepy Pair of Underwear! Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you liked Creepy Carrots, then you are going to LOVE the green glowing goodness that is Creepy Pair of Underwear! Kids will want to read this one over and over again!

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