Talent, Teamwork & Triumph: The Dunderheads

Friday, June 19, 2009.

The DunderheadsAuthor: Paul Fleischman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: David Roberts (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763624985

Clean lines, comical details and snappy, generous first person narration sweep us into this suspenseful tale of strategy, solidarity and overlooked superpowers.

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Rules, Rudeness & Rivalry: Little Sister and the Month Brothers

Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

Little Sister and the Month BrothersAuthor: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Margot Tomes (on JOMB)
Published: 1976 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780761455462

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With its chatty narrative, droll dialogue and playfully illustrated play-by-play, this plucky retelling of the traditional Slavic tale is practically bound theatre.

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Rules for Ruff Rendezvous: Don’t Lick the Dog

Friday, April 17, 2009.

Don't Lick the DogAuthor: Wendy Wahman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Wendy Wahman
Published: 2009 Henry Holt (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0805087338

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Outrageously bright and pointy, stylized illustrations and catchy how-to rhyme deliver digestible tips for canine encounters of the friendly, yappy, growly, wary, jumpy, licky, snappy kind.

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Pop over to Becky’s Book Reviews for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

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Rhyme Is The New Prose: Zorgamazoo (A Novel in Rhyme)

Friday, February 20, 2009.

ZorgamazooAuthor: Robert Paul Weston (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Victor Rivas (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 RazorBill (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1595141995

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Two hundred and eighty three pages of flawless rhyme whisk us through joy, sorrow, suspense, giggles, bliss, shock and triumph in this beautifully illustrated and designed adventure in friendship, self-discovery and the power of engagement.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Author Kirby Larson shares how the book How to Steal a Dog (by Barbara O’Connor) stole her heart.

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After Ever After: The Frog Prince Continued

Saturday, January 31, 2009.

The Frog Prince ContinuedAuthor: Jon Scieszka (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Steve Johnson (on JOMB)
Published: 1991 Penguin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 014054285X

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Delightfully flippant dialogue and dark, stylized illustrations laced with familiar, fun-to-find details take us on a hilarious journey through the forest of fairy tales in this quest for missing marital bliss.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Paul Muller talks about passing along his enjoyment of Pickle Things (by Marc Brown), a book from his childhood, to his own son.

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A Panting Play-by-Play: A Day in the life of Murphy

Friday, May 30, 2008.

A Day in the life of MurphyAuthor: Alice Provensen
Illustrator: Alice Provensen
Published: 2003 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1416918000

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If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on in the mind of a yipping, sniffing, hustling, jumping, manic terrier — wonder no more! This classically simple, hilarious book tells all.

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Wheelchair Accessible: Best Friend on Wheels

Friday, April 18, 2008.

Best Friend on WheelsAuthor: Debra Shirley
Illustrator: Judy Stead
Published: 2008 Albert Whitman (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0807588687

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Cheery illustrations and fast moving rhyme expose our awkward first encounters with physical challenges and the rich rewards we may find beyond them in this upbeat celebration of a friendship and fun.

A Recipe for Resolution: Enemy Pie

Friday, August 24, 2007.

Enemy PieAuthor: Derek Munson
Illustrator: Tara Calahan King (on JOMB)
Published: Chronicle Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 081182778X

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What takes more courage than agreeing to spend an entire day with your number one enemy? Not much. This peppy parable proposes a plucky new approach to sticky social situations.

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Supertaster’s Choice: The Luck of The Loch Ness Monster — A Tale of Picky Eating

Friday, August 10, 2007.

The Luck of The Loch Ness Monster -- A Tale of Picky EatingAuthor: A. W. Flaherty
Illustrator: Scott Magoon
Published: 2007 Houghton Mifflin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618556443

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Cheeky cartoon characters set in splendid sepia scenes join playful, matter-of-fact narration to solve two mysteries: Where did the Loch Ness Monster originate? and How on earth can my child detect a dash of nutmeg in a four gallon batch of rice pudding?

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Blinking, Blunking Great Laughs: Little Wolf’s Book of Badness (series)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007.

Little Wolf's Book of Badness (Little Wolf Series)Author: Ian Whybrow (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Tony Ross (on JOMB)
Published: 2001 Carolrhoda Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1575055503

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Full of snappy wit and hilariously scrawled illustrations, these clever and sweetly cheeky adventures crack us up not only as we read them but again and again as we toss about their hilarious expressions in our daily life.

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P.S. Little Wolf left us a comment about our conversation with Ian Whybrow interview here! Arooooo!

Taste and Tolerance: Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

Friday, May 11, 2007.

Herb, the Vegetarian DragonAuthor: Jules Bass
Illustrator: Debbie Harter
Published: 2001 Barefoot Books
ISBN: 1905236476

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Crackling with colour and humourous detail, this stimulating fairy tale catapults a kingdom from peer-pressure and pillaging to peaceful co-existence.

Here‘s what the folks at Teaching and Learning for Peace have to say about this book.

3 Generations of Grouchiness: The Grandmother Doll

Wednesday, December 6, 2006.

The Grandmother DollAuthor: Alice L. Bartels
Illustrator: Duscan Petricic (on JOMB)
Published: 2001 Annick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550376667

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Finally, a little dysfunction!! With all the stomps, sneers and slams you would expect on the third day of influenza-induced confinement, the candor of this warm, magical story is a rare and welcome treat.

 
 

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