Monday Children’s Book Reviews for November 3, 2014

Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson

“Milk doesn’t just appear in your refrigerator, or apples on your kitchen counter. Before we eat, many people must work very hard planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, and filling crates. In this book readers find out what must happen before food can get to our table to nourish our bodies and spirits.”                              [JPB BRISSON]

Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddle

“Four young dinosaurs are warned about the scary Gigantosaurus, so one of them volunteers to keep watch for the others while they play. But Bonehead, the lookout, quickly gets bored, and he can’t resist shouting, “GIGANTOSAURUS!” just to see what the others do. When his friends finally wise up, Bonehead is in for a rather snappy (and crunchy) surprise!

“His feet go STOMP! His jaws go CRUNCH! In the blink of an eye you’ll be his LUNCH!”      [JPB DUDDLE]

Tuck-In Time by Carole Gerber

When I tuck you in,
what do I see?
Two little eyes shining at me.
I see two little ears
that I want you to tweak
and a round little nose.
Can you push it? Beep! Beep!

“So begins this naptime or bedtime romp that eventually has the child all tuckered out and ready for sleep—until Mama remembers she forgot one important thing. What could it be? A kiss, of course!”    [JPB GERBER]

Who’s Next Door? by Mayuko Kishira

“Chicken is thrilled when he finds out someone new has moved in next door. His quiet house deep in the woods can be lonely sometimes, and it would be so much fun to have a friend! But Chicken never catches so much as a glimpse of his neighbor, despite many days spent waiting, pacing, and knocking. As it turns out, his neighbor, Owl, has been doing the same thing, yearning to meet Chicken — only he’s been doing it at night. It’s not until after the two exchange notes and mix up plans for a visit, each using his own definition of “tomorrow,” that they meet fortuitously and find a creative way to enjoy each other’s friendship despite their different schedules.”         [JPB KISHIRA]

I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein

“Many dogs have human owners. Not this dog. He fetches his own slippers, curls up at his own feet, and gives himself a good scratch. But there is one spot, in the middle of his back, that he just can’t reach. So one day, he lets a human scratch it. And the poor little fella follows him home. What can the dog do but get a leash to lead the guy around with? Dog lovers of all ages will revel in the humorous role-reversal as this dog teaches his human all the skills he needs to be a faithful companion.”                 [JPB STEIN]

Apple Days: A Rosh Hashanah Story by Allison Sarnoff Soffer

“Katy’s favorite holiday is Rosh Hashanah, when she gets to pick apples and make applesauce with her mother. But what happens when the tradition is interrupted by the early arrival of her new baby cousin? A situation to which every kid can relate, this is a story about what happens when a child realizes she’s not always the center of the universe and that family priorities must sometimes change.”            [JPB SOFFER]

Museum Day by Sindy McKay

“This book follows a young girl and her dad as they spend a fun-filled day exploring all the fascinating exhibits in a museum. Along the way, a little bird adds some delightful humor as it manages to get into the museum and follows the girl and her dad through the exhibits.          [JE McKAY, S]

Rainforest by Steve Parker

“A large-format book introducing children to the animals, flora, and fauna which inhabit our planet’s rainforests. With amazing, close-up photographs, and accessible, easy-to-absorb fascinating facts about the plantlife and creatures featured. ”                            [ J577.34 PARKER]

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