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    Adventure,  Beautiful,  Educational,  Silly Fun

    The Honey Bee

    Written by Kirsten Hall, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault I LOVE THESE BEES! The narration is flighty like a buzzing around bee, short bits of motion here, then there. You learn so much from this book too! You learn about the busy stuff a bee does at a flower, the dancing in the hive, the working of the pollen to get it sticky and sweet, the saving it in honeycomb cells for later. It’s all just beautifully illustrated. I love Isabelle’s work, so I’m biased. There is a warm and fuzzy air to her work. The spot color for the pollen is just perfect. It warms up everything even more. I…

  • Bear Came Along
    Adventure,  Beautiful,  Being Yourself,  Friendship,  Hilarious,  Kindness,  Silly Fun

    Ten New Favorites!

    Niko Draws a Feeling Niko Draws a Feeling Written by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Simone Shin This story is an example of how amazingly different some people feel, and see, and hear, our world. Some are even lucky enough to be able to express these experiences visually. Niko is one. I relate to Niko SO much. My experiences are very abstract, but SO strong. The pieces Niko makes are true to him. Immovable. The hard work of a robin’s nest, a ring-a-ling of an ice cream truck. They are what they are and he shares that. Not many others understand, but finally Niko finds someone who does. And that is…

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    Silly Fun

    There are No Bears in This Bakery

    by Julia Sarcone Roach This picture book is perfectly sweet! There’s a fun detective-y feel to it, which makes Muffin, a cat, the detective! Muffin lives at the bakery. Muffin is the ruler of the night. Muffin knows all, it’s Muffin’s beat. But, there’s a new sound. A ‘Grrr’ sound. “Up close the bear smelled like old socks, cinnamon, and adventure.” Just perfectly worded! It’s like that through the whole book! There is suspense, and surprise, and a sweet, cuddly, sugary, cozy bear hug. But wait, didn’t the title say There are No Bears in This Bakery?

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    Silly Fun

    Pirate Jack Gets Dressed

    Written by Nancy Raines Day, illustrated by Allison Black It’s a colors book! It’s a colors book! I love it! I love it! Pirate Jack puts on layer after layer of colorful pieces to create a very fashionable look. A pirate’s got to look his best you know. This is written with a playful rhythm that can be read out loud over and over. I would do it in a pirate-y voice to make it SUPER fun. There are such cute characters in these beautifully graphic illustrations. Pirate Jack’s teddy bear, an octopus, a turtle, and a whale to name a few. You can even follow a one-eyed mouse (or…

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    Silly Fun

    T. REX TIME MACHINE

    by Jared Chapman Dinosaurs, comedy and hand delivered food unite! This is a hilarious read. Two T. Rexes find a time machine, decide to hop in because they smelled food, and off they go! Or is it off they came? Because they are here! In our modern world, they find food is found on every corner, or at a drive thru, or being hand delivered to them personally! AMAZING. Donuts, subs, pizza, microwave burritos, food FOOD FOOD! Oh, right, and there are people running around a freaking out for some reason. I wonder why? Hehe, wink wink. Maybe if they just realized how good they have it, you know, with…

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    Hilarious,  Silly Fun

    Carnivores

    Written by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Dan Santat Hilarious! A group of carnivorous animals are getting all worked up and emotional because everyone thinks they are terrible. They have not been portrayed fairly. They are very misunderstood. So, they try to better their image by going vegetarian! Bahahaha! They also try other avenues to make a better impression. Things of course do not go according to plan. So, the wise old owl must swoop in with advice. Being a shark, you kinda have to eat fish, right?