Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Toddlers, Tots and Teens: Review and Recommendations



REVIEW:


LITTLE BO PEEP AND HER BAD, BAD SHEEP
Written by A.L. Wegwerth 
Illustrated by Luke Flowers
2016; 40 Pages
Genre: picture book, nursery rhymes, children's, humour

(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)

Rating: ★★★★

I enjoyed this cute, funny story about Little Bo Peep losing her bad, bad sheep! As she starts to look for her sheep others join her and make the nursery rhyme into a tongue twister.  This silly story will keep parents entertained as they read the book to their kids.  I do recommend that maybe this is not a bedtime story as it is high energy.



RECOMMENDATIONS:

POETRY FOR THE TOTS:

WHAT ARE YOU GLAD ABOUT? WHAT ARE YOU MAD ABOUT?: POEMS FOR WHEN A PERSON NEEDS A POEM
Written by Judith Viorst 
Illustrated by Lee White
2016; 111 Pages
Genre: poetry, children's, humour
 
Rating: ★★★★

I loved this new collection of poetry written by Judith Viorst - who also wrote  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Lee White's illustrations are complimentary to Viorst's words and sentiments.


PICTURE BOOKS:


WORM LOVES WORM
Written by J.J. Austrian
Illustrated by Mike Curato
2016; 32 Pages
Genre: picture book, social issues, children's

Rating: ★★★★


Worm meets worm. Worm falls in love with worm.  Next worm and worm want to marry. BUT their friends want to know how they will do their wedding, who will be the groom and the bride, and what they will wear.  Worm and worm realize they don't care because love is enough.

LIBRARY MOUSE
(Library Mouse: #1)
Written and Illustrated by Daniel Kirk
2007; 32 Pages
Genre: picture book, children's

Rating: ★

There is a shy little mouse living in the library names Sam.  One day he decides he will write and illustrate stories. He puts the stories on the shelf and the patrons and librarians soon enjoy his work and want to know who the writer is.  I loved this cute story and it's set in the library!


A FRIEND'S TALE
(Library Mouse: #2)
Written and Illustrated by Daniel Kirk
2009; 32 Pages
Genre: picture book, children's

Rating: ★

Sam, the library mouse, is a writer and illustrator that shares his works with the patronsOne of those patron's becomes Sam's writing partner as well as his new friend. A super cute story taking place in the library.



A WORLD TO EXPLORE
(Library Mouse: #3)
Written and Illustrated by Daniel Kirk
2010; 30 Pages
Genre: picture book, children's

Rating: ★★★

One night at the library, Sam finds out there is another mouse living in the library.  Sam likes to write books for the patrons in the library, while Sarah likes adventure.  Sarah takes Sam on an adventure in the library.  I enjoyed this story but not as good as the first two.

A MUSEUM ADVENTURE
(Library Mouse: #4)
Written and Illustrated by Daniel Kirk
2012; 32 Pages
Genre: picture book, children's

Rating: ★

Sam and his new friend, Sarah go on adventure outside the library.  They visit the Museum next door and see new exciting things.  A fair story but very much like the last book.

HOME SWEET HOME
(Library Mouse: #5)
Written and Illustrated by Daniel Kirk
2013; 40 Pages
Genre: picture book, children's

Rating: ★

Sam and Sarah's home, the library, is being renovated so they must find a new place in the library to reside.  They research different homes and find that the library is their home.

k (My Novelesque Life)


 

No comments:

Post a Comment