Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 1, 2013

Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

“Children are invited to discover a world of shapes on lively, colorful spreads that feature a busy Latino family and culturally evocative objects ranging from rectangle ice-cream carts and stone metates to triangle slices of watermelon and quesadillas,”            [JPB THONG]

Rooster is Off to See the World by Eric Carle

“Count along with Rooster in this Ready-to-Read edition of a favorite story from Eric Carle. One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he’s joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again—and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well.”  [JE CARLE]

A Wish in the Woods by Beth Bracken and Kay Fraser

“Wishes are more than words. For as long as they can remember, Soli and Lucy have been coming to Willow Forest. They are warned to stay out of the woods, told that it’s a faerieground where anything can happen. It’s a dark, magical, beautiful place, and they love the solitude and beauty of the forest. They played there as little girls; now as young women they dream and talk there.

“But when Lucy betrays Soli, the woods become the stage for their argument. And though Lucy knows how dangerous it can be to wish in the woods, Soli doesn’t believe in faeries….”              [J BRACKEN]

Planet Ark: Preserving Earth’s Biodiversity by Adrienne Mason

“Young readers can learn how to be modern-day Noahs and protect the world’s plants and animals from extinction not by building a giant boat, but by making small changes in their everyday lives — from planting trees to turning off the tap — to help preserve the world’s biodiversity. Planet Ark is part of CitizenKid, a collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.”                    [J577 MASON]

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