Monday, March 4, 2013
Various and Sundry
ONE BRIGHT RING by Gretchen Geser. Holt, 2013.
A cumulative structure tells of a girl who finds a ring dropped by a young man on the street. She hurries to hurry to reunite the ring with its owner.
THE VERY INAPPROPRIATE WORD by Jim Tobin with illustrations by Dave Coverly.
Michael, who loves collecting words, hears a new one on the bus one morning. As he shares it with others, the word spreads, a very inappropriate word. How will be ever get rid of it? End papers have lovely new words kids might want to collect in lieu of the inappropriate ones. Tie to ELBERT'S BAD WORD.
THE KING OF SPACE by Johnny Duddle. Templar Books, 2013.
Rex wants to conquer all of space and be its king. He has plans, big plans. If only he can get someone to listen to them.
MY NEW TEACHER AND ME by Weird Al Yankovic with illustrations by Wes Hargis. HarperCollins, 2013.
Billy just does not get along with his new teacher, Mr. Booth. His flights of fancy are not appreciated at all. How will be survive?
A PIRATE'S GUIDE TO RECESS by James Preller with illustrations by Greg Ruth. Feiwel and Friends, 2013.
How do pirates play at recess? What are the playground rules?
Fact and fancy combine in this tale of recess adventures.
THAT'S A POSSIBILIY: A BOOK ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN by Bruce Goldstone. Holt, 2013.
Probability is the focus of this informational picture book. Using gumballs, claw machines and other things familiar to kids, it makes the abstract concept much more accessible.
STARDINES SWIM HIGH ACROSS THE SKY AND OTHER POEMS by Jack Prelutsky with illustrations by Carin Berger. HarperCollins, 2013.
The master of poetry for children offers some poems abut creatures you might ever have heard of: bluffaloes, jollyfish, and panteaters for instance. Clever word play at work here.