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#blogbookaday: Firefighter Duckies

15 Aug

Firefighter Duckies.jpgSummary:  “WEE-OOO-WEE-OOO-WEE-OOO! Here come the Firefighter Duckies!

Frank Dormer is at it again with this quack-out-loud silly story, full of wacky charm and perfect for little duckies of all dispositions.

The Firefighter Duckies are brave and strong. They rescue:
Gorillas in chef hats!
Whales in trees!
Dinosaurs on bicycles!

But when the emergencies requiring their attention become a little overwhelming, the Firefighter Duckies realize that they don’t have to be brave and strong to be helpful and kind.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: The firefighter duckies are brave and strong and trying to help a whole lot of characters, until they become exhausted and have an idea to prevent a few emergencies so they can get a little sleep! The firefighter duckies aren’t only brave and strong, but also helpful and kind!

Personal Reaction: This was a fun firefighter story – perfect for Fire Prevention Week in October. What I liked about this story is that it didn’t take itself too seriously with lots of fun characters and simple illustrations with great expression! And with a few repetitive words, kids are sure to help read the story too as you share it together!

Title: Firefighter Duckies!
Author: Frank W. Dormer
Illustrator: Frank W. Dormer
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 30, 2017


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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#blogbookaday: Argyle Fox

14 Aug

Argygle FoxSummary:  “Argyle Fox, with his signature style, wants to play outside on a springtime day, but the wind is wreaking havoc with his fun and games. As soon as he builds a card tower, climbs into a giant spider web, or takes up his pirate sword, here comes the wind: Woosh!

Mama Fox tells grumpy Argyle that if he thinks long enough, he will come up with something to do. Following his mother’s suggestion and inspired by her knitting, he works all the pieces of his day together and creates the perfect solution.

The story of Argyle teaches that failure is often a path to success and celebrates perseverance, creative thinking, and an old-fashioned springtime activity.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A little fox wants to play outside on a windy day in early spring, but the wind keeps messing with his plans! After being frustrated by his ruined games, Argyle Fox thinks of something fun he can do to play with the wind. This is a story of perseverance, determination and imagination!

Personal Reaction: I liked this story because Argyle Fox got extremely upset by the wind ruining his games, but in the end worked hard to figure out a way to play outside and have the wind help him at the same time. I liked that this story didn’t downplay his frustration with the wind and his games being ruined – that it was okay to have those feelings, but to also give him the choice to make it better. I thought that this was the perfect way to handle childhood feelings. I also loved his imaginative play as he built a card tower, played spider and pirates and knight. All games that he played on his own in the forest with just a few props – hopefully this story gives little ones some ideas for playing as well (ones that don’t require technology)!

Title: Argyle Fox
Author: Marie Letourneau
Illustrator: Marie Letourneau
Publisher: Tanglewood
Publication Date: March 14, 2017


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

#blogbookaday: Prickly Hedgehogs!

13 Aug

Prickly Hedgehogs.jpgSummary:  “Who is that small and prickly creature? Visit a hedgehog mom and her babies as she teaches them to survive on their own.

When the sun has set, Hedgehog’s day has only just begun. She’s out and about, snuffling through layers of leaves and twigs as she searches for bugs and other things to eat. Young animal lovers will enjoy following Hedgehog and her little hoglets through towns and gardens, parks and woodland, as they sniff-sniff-sniff for food. The facts threaded throughout this inviting story augment the charming illustrations and will satisfy the most inquisitive of readers. ” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A perfect mix between story and facts, Prickly Hedgehogs takes you through a year in the life of a baby hedgehog as it learns to hunt, builds a home and gets ready to hibernate all winter long. With additional, sidebar facts this is the perfect story for little ones who always ask why!

Personal Reaction: I adored the mixed media illustrations that keep the story beautiful and accurate. Plus with an afterword of more information about hedgehogs, an index, and some more resources about hedgehogs available in the back of the book, this makes for a really great STEM title for little ones – accessible, adorable, and fun!

Title: Prickly Hedgehogs
Author: Jane McGuinness
Illustrator: Jane McGuinness
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: March 13, 2018


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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