Monday Children’s Book Reviews for April 30, 2012

Hop, Skip, and Jump, Maisy! by Lucy Cousins

“Maisy is full of energy, just like the toddlers and preschoolers who love her. With this interactive picture book, children are invited to channel that get-up-and go into stretching, jumping, running, playing ball, jumping rope, somersaulting, and lots more. Like Maisy, of course, they’ll want to take time for a nutritious snack – and hunker down for a good night’s sleep when all that activity is done.”                       [JPB COUSINS]

Fish Had a Wish by Michael Garland

“The butterfly has wings. Fish wants wings too.

“Fish wishes to be all sorts of animals because each one is special, then realizes there is something good about being a fish, too.”             [JE GARLAND,M.]

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel

“Kitty’s owners are home with a big surprise for Kitty. But what is it? Kitty, reeling in horror, thinks it’s a . . . dog. The neighbor cats are convinced it’s a cat. But we all know that it’s really a BABY!

“With Nick Bruel’s trademark mix of antic humor (this time involving a Kitty game show and the Kitty Olympics—which the baby wins hands down), riotous illustrations, total mayhem, and Uncle Murray Fun Facts, this may be the funniest Kitty book yet, and the one that hits closest to home.”

The eighth Bad Kitty book.                  [J BRUEL]

Black & White : The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor by Larry Dane Brimner

“Examines a significant confrontation between Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and Commissioner Bull Connor in Birmingham, Alabama, during the Civil Rights Movement that brought violence and change to this southern city.”                    [J323.1196 BRIMNER]

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