Monday Children’s Book Reviews for March 5, 2012

Jackhammer Sam by Peter Mandel

“Atta-RATTA-batta-blam!

“Jackhammer Sam isn’t just any old construction worker — he’s the sidewalk blasting man. He stops traffic, splits the sidewalk, and digs right down to the subway, all the while singing his song: Atta-RATTA-binga-bong. Atta-RATTA-pinga-pong.

“Lively illustrations by David Catrow portray a larger-than-life construction worker (and the bystanders who become caught up in his destruction) in hilarious detail as he choppa-chops his way through the city streets, outer space, and beyond in this fun and frenetic tribute to road workers of all kinds.”                     [JPB MANDEL]

The New Kid by Mavis Jukes

“Newbery Honor Award—winning author Mavis Jukes is back with a lovable new character named Carson. His father moves him to a new town in Northern California, where he’ll be the new kid in class — friendless and alone, except for his beloved stuffed moose (named Moose, of course). As Carson settles into his new surroundings, a series of delightful mishaps start to occur: the class pet, a rat named Mr. Nibblenose, gets lost to surprising results; the culprit of a mysterious lunch theft might actually be something that’s not human at all; and when his beloved Moose goes missing, Carson makes his first new non-stuffed animal friend. Told with childlike charm and wit.”        [J JUKES]

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas

“To some, he was “Professor Nuts Peterson,” but to the world he was Roger Tory Peterson. For the birds: the life of Roger Tory Peterson tracks this American artist, activist, and passionate bird lover from his days as a child, to art student, to creator of the Peterson Field Guides, to global environmentalist. Peterson’s guides were revolutionary–simply written and drawn for everyone to enjoy the birds, animals, and plants of the outdoors. ”                                [JB PETERSON,R]

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