Monday Children’s Book Reviews for June 20, 2016

monster troubleMonster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson

“Nothing frightens Winifred Schnitzel—but she DOES need her sleep, and the neighborhood monsters WON’T let her be! Every night they sneak in, growling and belching and making a ruckus. Winifred constructs clever traps, but nothing stops these crafty creatures. What’s a girl to do? (Hint: Monsters HATE kisses!) The delightfully sweet ending will have every kid—and little monster—begging for an encore.”             [JPB FREDERICKSON,L]

birdsongBirdsong: a Story in Pictures by James Sturm

“When an innocent bird meets two cruel kids, their world is forever changed. But exactly how that change unfolds is up to you, in the tradition of Kamishibai – Japanese paper theater. The wordless story by master cartoonist James Sturm is like a haiku – the elegant images leave space for children to inhabit this timeless tale and make it their own, leading them to learn an ultimate lesson they’ll never forget.”                              [JPB STURM,J]

wild robotThe Wild Robot by Peter Brown

“When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her….”                        [J BROWN,P]

outsideOutside: A Guide to Discovering Nature by Maria Ana Peixe Dias

“Who does this footprint belong to? What is this worm up to? What is the name of this tree?

“Even if we live in the city, nature is still all around us: clouds and stars, trees and flowers, rocks and beaches, birds, reptiles or mammals.

“What are we waiting for? Let’s jump off the couch and begin exploring!

“This book aims to arouse your curiosity about fauna, flora and other aspects of the natural world. It includes suggestions for activities and many illustrations to help the whole family get started, leave the house, and go out to discover – or simply admire – the amazing world that exists ‘Out there’.”                    [J508 DIAS,M]

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