Monday Children’s Book Reviews for April 22, 2013

I Wish I Had….. by Giovanna Zoboli

“With its sharp eyes, the blackbird can see every blade of grass in the meadow. The wings of the wild goose can carry it far away. And the song of the whale fills the wide ocean. Each animal has skills and beauty wholly unique to itself, as described by a child in this lyrical book.”                 [JPB ZOBOLI]

In Search of Goliathus Hercules by Jennifer Angus

“This is the fantastic story of Henri Bell, a near-orphan who in 1890 is sent to live with his ancient great-aunt and her extensive button collection. One rainy afternoon, Henri strikes up a conversation with a friendly fly on the windowsill and discovers he possesses the astounding ability to speak with insects. Thus commences an epic journey for Henri as he manages a flea circus, commands an army of beetles, and ultimately sets out to British Malaya to find the mythical giant insect known as Goliathus hercules. Along the way he makes friends both insect and human, and undergoes a strange transformation of his own.”                       [J ANGUS]

The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls by Cara Familan Natterson

“A practical reference guide for older adolescent girls shares advice for managing physical and emotional challenges, covering topics ranging from menstruation and body changes to personal care and peer pressure. For girls 10 and up.”         [J613.04242 NATTERSON]

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One response to “Monday Children’s Book Reviews for April 22, 2013

  1. Pingback: review – I Wish I Had . . . by Giovanna Zoboli | Kid Lit Reviews

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