Monday Children’s Book Reviews for February 9, 2015

betty goes bananasBetty Goes Bananas by Steve Anthony

“Meet Betty, a gorilla. She wants to eat a banana, but . . . try as she might, she can’t open it! Poor Betty—she just can’t cope, and her frustration quickly becomes a great BIG tantrum. She cries and sniffles, kicks and screams. Luckily, Mr. Toucan is at hand to peel the banana – but Betty wants to do it herself!  Can she calm herself enough to finally eat the banana? And what will happen when Betty spots another banana?”                          [JPB ANTHONY]

lenore finds a friendLenore Finds a Friend by Jon Katz

“Poor Lenore! None of the other animals at Bedlam Farm welcome her. Even Rose the border collie is too busy to play. But Lenore refuses to give up, and when she licks a grumpy ram named Brutus—right on the nose!—an unexpected friendship begins.”  A non-fiction My Reader.                  [JE 636.73097 KATZ]

love from paddingtonLove From Paddington by Michael Bond

“A brand-new novel from Michael Bond, celebrating Paddington’s many adventures!

“Told through Paddington’s letters to his aunt Lucy back in Peru, this new novel offers Paddington’s own special view on some of his most famous tales. Filled with Paddington’s signature charm and with black-and-white illustrations throughout, this paper-over-board keepsake is a celebration of this beloved character.”                          [J BOND, M]

cold as iceCold as Ice by Sarah Mlynowski

“The magical sixth installment in the bestselling series Whatever After!

“Brrrrrrrr. This fairy tale is FREEZING!

“Even though my brother and I had decided to stay away from the magic mirror, our puppy had other plans — he bounded right in. What choice did we have but to go in after him?

“When we land in a winter wonderland, we realize we must be in the story of The Snow Queen. And this fairy tale is nothing like the movie. This Snow Queen is super-mean, and she turns our dog into an ice sculpture!

“To get home we’ll have to:
– Defrost our furry friend
– Ride a very chatty reindeer
– Learn to ice-skate
– Escape from a band of robbers

“And if we’re not careful . . . we could end up frozen ourselves!”                              [J MLYNOWSKI]



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