Monthly Archives: December 2014

Alice Waters And The Trip To Delicious

Fresh and tasty food champion, Alice Waters, is celebrated as she takes readers along on her trip to delicious. Filled with biographical details, such as how she began Chez Panisse as a small restaurant for eating together with friends, Alice Waters … Continue reading

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Say Hello Like This

Mary Murphy‘s Say Hello Like This is a fun look at the way animals say hello. “A dog hello is licky and loud…” By turning the half page, we see dogs greeting each other and read “Bow-wow”. The book starts off … Continue reading

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The Cat At The Wall

Through the eyes of a cat, we see the story of two Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem who take over a home in order to watch for terrorists. While at first the home seems empty, Clare, the cat, shows them that … Continue reading

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Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey

After reading The White Darkness, my interest in Antarctic exploration was piqued. Nick Bertozzi’s Shackleton tells and shows the amazing true story of Ernest Shackleton and his men, all of whom survived the expedition. A myriad of problems stood in their way: … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry Bear

Little Bear visits Caterpillar in the wind, the rain and the cold. Each time, Caterpillar says, “Don’t worry, Bear.” Greg Foley‘s simple text and spare illustrations form a perfect story arc. Themes of friendship, transformation and worrying are within Don’t Worry … Continue reading

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The Pout-Pout Fish and What On Earth Is A Pout?

Here’s a pair of picture books: one fiction and one non-fiction, both about pouty fish. First, Deborah Diesen‘s The Pout-Pout Fish, illustrated by Dan Hanna, is a funny book about Mr.Fish’s penchant for spreading the dreary-wearies all over the place. “It’s just … Continue reading

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