Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 13

What is This? by Antje Damm

“What is this? A hose becomes a snake, a clothes peg transforms into a crocodile, and some candies turn into a trail of creepy-crawlies in this colorful book for the youngest readers. Ideal for reading aloud, the repeated question — what is this? — inspires children to respond. And once they’ve had their say, turning the page presents some surprising answers! Antje Damm’s lively text and whimsical artwork encourages little ones to look twice at familiar objects.”        [JPB DAMM]

The Best Mariachi in the World : El Mejor Mariachi Del Mundo by J. D. Smith

Everyone in Gustavo’s family is in a mariachi band. Everyone except Gustavo, that is. They all play violines, trompetas and guitarrones. They all make wonderful music in restaurants and at wedding parties. Gustavo would love to join the band, but he can’t play any of the instruments. What’s a wannabe mariachi to do? Illustrator Dani Jones’ bold, graphic style combined with comic interpretation portrays Gustavo’s full range of emotions as he pursues his mariachi dream.”      [JPB SMITH]

Max Goes to the Farmers’ Market by Adria F. Klein

“Max and his mom go to the farmers” market. There are vegetables, fruit, and flowers everywhere! Find out what Max and his mom buy.”      [JE KLEIN]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

“In Jeff Kinney’s third “novel in cartoons,” middle school student Greg Haffley continues the hilarious saga of his life. The focus in this book is much less on Greg’s skirmishes with his older brother, Rodrick, and much more on his skirmishes with his father and his growing interest in girls.”      [J KINNEY]

Blizzards and Winter Storms by Mark Stewart

“No force of nature can paralyze a huge area quite like a big winter storm. Howling winds and steady snowfall can be a dangerous mix. Wintry weather can shut down roads and businesses and trap people in their homes. In this book, youll get a look at how winter storms form and how they wreak havoc in different parts of the world.” The Ultimate 10 Natural Disasters series.      [J551.555 STEWART]

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2 responses to “Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 13

  1. Thanks for including The Best Mariachi in the World/El Mejor Mariachi del Mundo in your holdings and mentioning the book in your book.

    I’ve never been to Union City, but perhaps someday I can come and read my book there.

    Thanks again.

    • pryan51

      The Best Mariachi in the World is a great book, and it is a pleasure to promote it to our readers. What a thrill to hear from the book’s author! We’d be very happy to have you visit our Library!

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