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

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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More shady step-families on JOMB:

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Meteorological Madness: The Snow Show with Chef Kelvin

Saturday, November 22, 2008.

The Snow Show -- wih Chef KelvinAuthor: Carolyn Fisher (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Carolyn Fisher
Published: 2008 Harcourt (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0152060197

Hoopla, bloopers and the rantings of temperamental talent turn a lesson in the science of snow into a boisterous blast of behind-the-scenes TV-making lunacy — who knew deposition, sublimation, sectored plates and radiating dendrites could be so much fun?

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HOTLINE VOICES: Author and Professor of Library Science at Texas Woman’s Universit, Sylvia Vardell explains why Diamond Willow (by Helen Frost) is one of her current favourite books.

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Aaaaaaaaaah, Spring At Last: Hogwood Steps Out (A Good, Good Pig Story)

Friday, March 28, 2008.

Hogwood Steps OutAuthor: Howard Mansfield
Illustrator: Barry Moser
Published: 2008 Roaring Brook Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1596432691

Spilling sunlight, squishy ground and the bliss of a fragrant breeze make the pleasant ponderings of a precocious pig a refreshing springtime read.

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Welcome Winter: Snowsong Whistling

Wednesday, October 18, 2006.

Snowsong WhistlingAuthor: Karen E. Lotz
Illustrator: Elisa Kleven (on JOMB)
Published: 1997 Puffin Books
ISBN: 0140558659

This beautiful book, packed with playful illustrations and cozy rhyme, invites us into winter with such joy I just can’t imagine an autumn without it.

(Arrgh!! Another gorgeous book that’s out of print! This book is available for purchase at Elisa Kleven‘s website.)


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