Monday Children’s Book Reviews for April 21, 2014

Poor Doreen: A Fishy Tale by Sally Lloyd-Jones

“An Ample Roundy Fish called Mrs. Doreen Randolph-Potts is on a mission: to visit her second cousin twice removed who’s just welcomed 157 babies. But when she spies what she thinks is a yummy dragonfly — and is actually bait — poor Doreen is lifted out of the water on a fishing pole. Luckily, Doreen is, shall we say, a wee bit clueless about the dire situation. Kids will love being in on the joke as our oblivious heroine arrives, in a roundabout way, at her final destination. Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of  How to Be A Baby, and acclaimed illustrator Alexandra Boiger bring the world of a fish to vibrant, funny life.”                [JPB LLOYD-JONES]

Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante

“Lionel and Anisa are the best of friends and have seen each other through some pretty tough times — Anisas dad died and Lionels dad left, which is like a death for Lionel. They stick together no matter what. So when Lionel suggests a detour through a local construction site on their way home, Anisa doesnt say no. And thats where Lionel and Anisa make a startling discovery – -a baby abandoned in a port-o-potty. Anisa and Lionel spring into action. And in saving Baby Doe, they end up saving so much more.”               [J VIGILANTE]

What In The World: Fun-tastic Photo Puzzles for Curious Minds by Julie Vosburgh Agnone

“Move over I Spy! National Geographic Kids What in the World? is a photographic game book the way that only National Geographic can do it. This book turns cool photos into fun-filled visual games. Fun facts and nuggets of information will be sprinkled throughout, so kids learn while they’re having fun. Games will include: ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’, hidden pictures, ‘find the camouflaged animal in the scene,’ and many others. What in the World? will be an instant favorite and will have a place on the bookshelf for years to come.”       [J793.73 AGNONE]



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