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How to Swallow a Pig

How to Swallow a Pig: Step by Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page is an animal guide in a spot-on deadpan tone that gives tons of information while managing to be a page-turner. Unexpected … Continue reading

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Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinocerous Who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone…While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent!

There aren’t nearly enough books about rhinoceroses. Clara, a pet rhino in India, went with a Dutch sea captain on his travels around the world. Captain Van der Meer thought he could make money showing off Clara all across Europe, … Continue reading

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There Is a Tribe of Kids

A child travels through sundry of animals: a smack of jellyfish, a turn of turtles, an unkindness of ravens and miscellaneous inanimate items: a formation of rocks, a pile of rubble, an ocean of blue until he finds a tribe … Continue reading

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Mother Bruce

Bruce, a bear who lived by himself, didn’t like many things, especially cute little animals. When one of his egg recipes goes wrong, he finds himself with four goslings who calling him “Mama”. These goslings take their imprinting so seriously that they … Continue reading

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The Tea Party in the Woods

The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi is a Japanese tale of Little Red Riding Hood, translated into English. A girl in a red skirt and winter hat goes through the woods to bring Grandma a pie. She thinks she’s … Continue reading

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Me And You

Anthony Browne‘s “enchanting new take on the Goldilocks story” is a treat to read and explore. While the three bears go on a walk and let their porridge cool, we simultaneously see Goldilocks’s story unfolding in wordless panes. Why did … Continue reading

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Nuts to You

Nuts to You is a highly entertaining and wise account of squirrels rushing around the forest, wondering what the humans are doing cutting down trees along the buzz path. When Jed, TsTs, Chai and Tchke figure this out, they are off … Continue reading

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Bug In A Vacuum

Bug in a Vacuum is so much more than a picture book. First off, it’s way more than 32 pages. Those pages, though, are jam-packed with fabulous illustrations, funny anecdotes that move the story forward and…a bug and dog. The dog … Continue reading

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No, No, Kitten!

Kittens are not all sugar and spice and sleeping on fluffy pillows, and No, No, Kitten! gets this exactly right. Kitten wants to do all sorts of non-kitteny things, including having a puppy, and Kitten’s little girl owner keeps telling her, “No, no!” … Continue reading

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Animal Facts to Make You Smile!

Each page in Grace Hansen‘s Animal Facts to Make You Smile! has one unique and strange fact about an animal with a close-up photograph to match. Some of the facts are laugh-out-loud; all are true and will boost any child’s trivia knowledge, … Continue reading

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