Bedbug Busters: But If They Do…

Friday, September 12, 2008.

But If They DoAuthor: Bill Richardson
Illustrator: Marc Mongeau (on JOMB)
Published: 2003 Annick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550377868

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Toasty tones, a hint of terror and boisterous, confident rhyme make this gleeful triumph over imagined dangers a rowdy and reassuring bedtime read.

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Author/Illustrator extraordinaire, Mo Willems, shares his thoughts on Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, a new book written and illustrated by Bob Shea.

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Prehistoric Rock: Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

Friday, September 5, 2008.

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur StompAuthor: Carol Diggory Shields
Illustrator: Scott Nash
Published: 1997 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763638870

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Thirty one pages of rowdy, rhyming rumpus slide sneakily to a snuggly spread of catchy yawns and snores in this satisfying bedtime bash.

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Sizzling Rhythm: Dirty Dog Boogie

Friday, August 15, 2008.

Dirty Dog BoogieAuthor: Loris Lesynski (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Loris Lesynski
Published: 1999 Annick (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550375725

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If these thirty-two pages of flipping, flopping, bouncing, buzzing, twitching, itching, hissing, humming, fizzing, popping, whizzing, waltzing, shaking, leaping, rug-cutting rhyme don’t get your toes tapping, we’d like to hear about it.

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Listen to Mark’s interview with Loris.

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Soul Tonic and Spoonerisms: If I Had a Million Onions

Friday, August 8, 2008.

If I Had a Million OnionsAuthor: Sheree Fitch (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Yayo (Diego Herrera)
Published: 2005 Tradewind Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1896580785

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Tangy rainbow-fashioned sketches and popping, crackling, soaring, gliding rhyme make these sixty three pages of wordplay and warmth a poetry medley for all ages.

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Of Lapdogs and Legends: Biscuits in the Cupboard

Friday, August 1, 2008.

Biscuits in the CupboardAuthor: Barbara Nichol (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Philippe Beha
Published: 1997 Fitzhenry & Whiteside (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0773759360

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Packed with punchlines, puzzles, spookiness and spunk, these forty fabulous fur-filled poems keep our family scrambling for read-aloud dibs.

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Contagious Wordplaygious: The HICCUPotamus

Friday, July 25, 2008.

The HICCUPotamusAuthor: Aaron Zenz (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Aaron Zenz
Published: 2005 Dogs in Hats Publishing
ISBN: 1594450331

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Frantic antics and logically nonsensical rhyme make this hiccup-halting tactic extravaganza an addictive pick for preschoolers and poets alike.

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Roamin’ Numerals: Missing Math (A Number Mystery)

Friday, July 11, 2008.

Missing Math (A Number Mystery)Author: Loreen Leedy (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Loreen Leedy
Published: 2007 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453857

Shocked expressions, rhyming clamor and high contrast chaos create a dazzling disguise for this sneaky introduction to the importance of numbers.

You can read the interesting history of this book here.

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Flipped Fundamentals: A isn’t for Fox (An Isn’t Alphabet)

Friday, July 4, 2008.

A isn't for Fox (An Isn't Alphabet)Author: Wendy Ulmer (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Laura Knorr (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Sleeping Bear Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1585363197

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Smiling eyes, tumbling rhyme and richly illustrated mischief take centre stage in this roundabout romp through the alphabet.

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Peeps, Squeaks and an AWOL Cavy: Oh, Theodore! (Guinea Pig Poems)

Friday, February 29, 2008.

Oh, Theodore! (Guinea Pig Poems)Author: Susan Katz
Illustrator: Stacey Schuett
Published: 2007 Clarion Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618702229

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Forty-six pages of engaging illustration and thirty-four distinct, rhyme-free poems share the reluctant introduction, suspenseful separation and joyous reunion of a young boy and his surprisingly expressive new pet.

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The Bee’s Knees: Jazz ABZ (An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits)

Saturday, January 26, 2008.

 Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits Author: Wynton Marsalis and Phil Schaap
Illustrator: Paul Rogers (on JOMB)
Published: 2007 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763621358

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Vintage poster-style illustrations and meticulously crafted poems pay tribute to the skill, spirit and style of twenty-six jazz greats, from A to Z.

Exquisite Insanity: There Were Monkeys in my Kitchen!

Friday, January 25, 2008.

There Were Monkeys In My KitchenAuthor: Sheree Fitch (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Marc Mongeau (on JOMB)
Published: 1992 Doubleday Canada (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0385254709

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Concentrated comedy, chaos, and commotion explode from every detail-packed image and fervent verse of this frenzied celebration of syllables and silliness.

Is it just me, or does this book perfectly capture the pandemonium of parenting?

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Straight from the Pooches’ Mouths: Good Dog

Friday, January 18, 2008.

Good DogAuthor: Maya Gottfried
Illustrator: Robert Rahway Zakanitch
Published: 2005 Dragonfly Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0553113836

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Full page, personality-packed portraits, deceptively adorable sketched studies and frank, enthusiastic poems reveal the charm and distinct characters of sixteen beguiling breeds in this irresistible celebration of spunky, demanding, affectionate, rambunctious, cantankerous, lovable dogs.

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