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Book Title:
Prince and Pirate
Book Author:
Charlotte Gunnufson
Book Illustrator:
Mike Lowery
Page Count:
32
Publishing Date:
May 9th, 2017
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Date Read:
May 1st, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

When two little fish with big personalities have to share the same tank, there are rough seas ahead!

Prince and Pirate are proud masters of their very own fishbowls, and life goes along swimmingly--until they're scooped up and plopped into shared waters.

Prince is horrified to find this cheeky cod trespassing in his kingdom.

Pirate is sure this scurvy sea slug has come to plunder his treasure.

Thus, a battle of regal sneers, seaworthy stink-eyes, and off-the-hook insults begins.

Prince and Pirate's hilarious duel for territory will elicit gales of giggles, hearty guffaws, and heartfelt smiles.

Just when it seems their struggle might end in a silly stalemate, a little surprise convinces them to find a way to get along--swimmingly.

My Review

The first thing that caught my eye about Prince and Pirate was definitely the cover and the title – I could tell right away that this book was going to be a lot of fun.  The cover is so well … Continue reading

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Book Title:
The Giant Jumperee
Book Author:
Julia Donaldson
Book Illustrator:
Helen Oxenbury
Page Count:
32
Publishing Date:
April 18th, 2017
Publisher:
Dial Books
Date Read:
April 1st, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - thank you!

Synopsis

Two of the world's most celebrated picture book creators, Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, team up for the first time in this jaunty animal fable for fans of Room on the Broom and We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a loud voice coming from inside his burrow:

"I'm the Giant Jumperee and I'm scary as can be!" shouts the stranger.

Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant come to help, but they're no match for the mysterious, booming voice. But who is the Giant Jumperee? Find out in this new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.

My Review

As far as sweet, adorable picture books go, I have to say that I think The Giant Jumperee is one of the best that I’ve come across!  Not only was it a fun book to read, with an engaging story … Continue reading

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Book Title:
If I Were a Kangaroo
Book Author:
Mylisa Larsen
Book Illustrator:
Anna Raff
Page Count:
32
Publishing Date:
April 4th, 2017
Publisher:
Viking Books for Young Readers
Date Read:
April 3rd, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - thank you!

Synopsis

If I were a kangaroo,

I'd pick you up and carry you

In my pocket, sleepyhead,

And hop you gently off to bed.

It's time for sleep, and this fun-to-read rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas.

So curl up, imagine your favorite animal, and...zzzzzzzzzzz.

My Review

I love picture books that focus on parents and their babies – especially when I get to read them to my own babies.  There is so much of a warm and happy feeling you get when you’re reading about animal … Continue reading

5 stars
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Book Title:
This Book is Magic
Book Author:
Ashley Evanson
Publishing Date:
January 17th, 2017
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Date Read:
December 10th, 2016
Source:
ARC from publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

Make some magic in this colorful, interactive picture book from the author/illustrator of the Hello, World board book series!

Do you know that you're a magician? In this interactive book, use your fingers to perform all kinds of magic tricks. Tap a hat to make a bunny appear, recite a spell to make books bigger, say "Gone-zo!" to make a ship disappear, and much more. But beware: the clever magic tricks don't always turn out the way you'd expect!

Reminiscent of Herve Tullet's Press Here, kids and adults! are sure to want to read this book again and again as they perfect their magic skills.

My Review

Kids love magic! And they love it even more when they actually get to be the magician and make the magic happen!  So if you have a little one who adores magic and all things interactive, brightly colored, and fun, … Continue reading

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Book Title:
The Enormous Crocodile
Book Author:
Roald Dahl
Publishing Date:
July 11th, 2000
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Date Read:
September 19th, 2016
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

The Enormous Crocodile decides that he wants a nice juicy child for lunch, horrifying the other animals in the jungle--his friend, the Notsobig One; Humpy-Rumpy, the hippopotamus; Trunky, the elephant; Muggle-Wump, the monkey; and the Roly-Poly Bird. Despite his secret plans and clever tricks, what the boastful crocodile doesn't know is that the brave jungle animals have plans of their own for him!

In the end, the Enormous Crocodile gets exactly what he deserves.

My Review

The Enormous Crocodile is the kind of book that if I had read it as a child, I would probably be terrified that a crocodile was going to come and eat me every night while I was trying to sleep.  … Continue reading

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Book Title:
The Storybook Knight
Book Author:
Helen Docherty & Thomas Docherty
Publishing Date:
September 6th, 2016
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Date Read:
September 1st, 2016
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher

Synopsis

Even dragons can’t resist a good story…

Even though Leo would rather sit at home and read, his parents send him out into the world in the hopes that Leo will become a famous knight. But when Leo comes up against the land’s most fearsome beasts, he soon discovers that scary monsters enjoy a good book as much as anyone…

My Review

The Storybook Knight is an adorable book that teaches the importance of reading instead of resorting to violence to solve problems. The Storybook Knight tells the story of Leo, a mouse, who would much rather stay at home and read … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Max at Night
Book Author:
Ed Vere
Publishing Date:
September 6th, 2016
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Date Read:
September 1st, 2016
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher

Synopsis

This is Max. Max is very sleepy. It's way past Max's bedtime. Max has drunk his milk. Max has brushed his teeth. Max has cleaned behind his ears. Now Max just needs to say goodnight...

Max is tired and all ready for bed, but when he can't find the moon to say goodnight to, he sets out to find it. But that's not as easy as Max had hoped... Witty and heart-warming, this stylish and beautifully illustrated book is the perfect bedtime read.

My Review

I love picture books.  They’re so much fun, and while I’m all about reading adult and young adult novels, sometimes it’s really nice to sit down and relax while reading a beautifully illustrated story.  Of course, it’s also nice to … Continue reading

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