Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 4, 2014

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda Bailey

“If you happen to have a dinosaur, lying around your living room, and you don’t know what to do with it … why don’t you use it as a can opener? It will make a terrific nutcracker too! There are oodles of uses for a dinosaur — from a fine umbrella to an excellent kite and a dandy pillow, not to mention a reliable burglar alarm and the perfect excuse to forget your homework. This delightfully absurd exploration of the domestic uses of dinosaurs — and the things dinos just aren’t good for at all — is guaranteed to tickle funny bones and spark imaginations.”          [JPB BAILEY]

Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn by Greg Leitich Smith

“Twelve-year-old Aidan lives and works at his parents’ motel on the Space Coast in Florida, so he’s seen a lot of weird stuff. Even his best friend, Louis, is a little bit crazy—he’s obsessed with UFOs and swears he saw one two years ago. But things at the Mercury Inn are about to get a whole lot weirder. When an actual unidentified flying object suddenly appears in the sky over the motel, Aidan begins to realize that some of the residents of the Mercury Inn may be much more unusual than he thought. And Louis might not be so crazy after all.”                                  [J SMITH]

100 Fantastic Things to Make, Do & Play: Simple, Fun Projects That Use Easy Everyday Materials: Cooking, Growing, Science, Music, Painting, Crafts and Party Games! by Lucy Painter

Wow! I think the title says it all, but let’s add this:  “Fun activities that kids will love, with magic tricks, food to cook, plants to grow and games to play – with 1000 step-by-step photos!”     [J745.5 PAINTER]

 

 

 

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