Monday Children’s Book Reviews for October 12

Toot Toot Zoom! by Phyllis Root

“Poor Pierre! He lives all alone at the foot of a mountain, and his heart, how it longs for a friend. Perhaps if he hops in his car — toot, toot, zoom! — he will find a friend on the other side of the mountain! On the road — SCREECH! — he meets Goat, who kindly offers to help. And that, says Pierre, is exactly the sort of thing his friend will do when he finds him! Up, up they zoom, collecting an amiable Sheep and Bear along the way. Will the car make it to the top? Will it get safely down? Will Pierre ever find a friend?”                 [JPB ROOT]

Young Cam Jansen and the 100th Day of School Mystery by David A. Adler 

“It’s the 100th day of school and Cam and her classmates are celebrating. They are supposed to have a party with pretzels, popcorn, pizza, and pineapple juice, but someone has stolen their pizzas! Will Cam click! her way to the pizzas before the thief eats them first?”      [JE ADLER]

The Roar by Emma Clayton

“Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall: Solid concrete topped with high-voltage razor wire and guarded by a battalion of Ghengis Borgs, it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the plague. At least that’s what Ellie, who was kidnapped as a child, has always been taught. But when she comes to suspect the truth behind her captivity, she’s ready to risk exposure to the elements and answer the call of the wild. Listen. Can you hear it? She’s strapping on her headset, jumpstarting her Pod Fighter, and — with her capuchin monkey at her back — she’s breaking out!”   [J CLAYTON]

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs retold by Cynthia Rylant

“Once there was an evil queen who cared about only one thing – that she was fairest of all. When she learns that Snow White’s beauty is greater, she sets out to destroy the girl. It is then that Snow White finds herself lost. Then, she finds her way to seven little men who change her life forever. They grow to love her as she does them. When the Queen returns and all seems lost, love saves the day once more. Cynthia Rylant’s unforgettable retelling is the perfect complement to the breathtakingly expressive illustrations that Gustaf Tenggren created to set the tone for Walt Disney’s animated film. Together these two incredible artists have created a Snow White that reminds us of the power of hope, friendship, and love.”                    [J398.2 RYLANT]

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Children, Reading, Uncategorized, Union City Library

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s