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#blogbookaday: My Pet Wants a Pet

3 May

My Pet Wants a PetSummary:  “Once there was a boy who wanted something to take care of. Something of his very own. He begged his mother for a puppy. Until she said YES!
The boy loved his puppy. He fed him and played with him and cuddled him. But soon, the dog wanted something to take care of–something of his very own. So the dog gets a pet cat; then the cat gets a pet bird; the bird gets a pet worm; the worm gets a pet flea . . . and on and on it goes as utter chaos ensues.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A little boy wants, no needs a pet and so his mother finally allows him to pick out a puppy, but the boy takes care of the little puppy so well that the puppy soon wants a pet and on it goes until the little boy lives with his mother and five pets! The little boy soon learns how important it is for everyone to have something to love and care for and spends his days playing and caring for his many pets.

Personal Reaction: I adored this book for so many reasons – I love that mom and son don’t share the same skin color, I love how much the mom loves her son to let him have so many animals and I love how much the son loves the mom and realizes how much she needs to take care of something too! I loved seeing the little snippets of daily life as the boy asks his mother for each new pet (and the illustration of the little dog in a wheelchair was so sweet). The repetitive text and adorable illustrations are sure to make your little one want to read this one again and again.

Title: My Pet Wants a Pet
Author: Elise Broach
Illustrator: Eric Barclay
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: March 6, 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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#blogbookaday: I Love Cats!

4 Apr

33930079Summary:  “Cat lovers of all ages will revel in this delightful ode to feline friends!

By bestselling author-illustrator duo Sue Stainton and Bob Staake, this companion to the wildly popular I Love Dogs! is full of hairy cats and scaredy cats, dancing cats and prancing cats—all of them ready to steal your heart through vibrant illustrations and energetic text.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A little girl states all the different types of cat that she loves and (spoiler alert) she loves them all!

Personal Reaction: Although the stigma is that librarians are cat people, I’m more of a dog person, but I’m not anti-cat by any means, and this book just made me smile throughout it as the cats of all colors, patterns and shapes could be found across the pages. I also loved that the little girl has a darker complexion – it really has nothing to do with the story, but everything to do with it as well. A little girl will be able to see herself in this story and that is a very powerful thing.

Title: I Love Cats!
Author: Sue Stainton
Illustrator: Bob Staake
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: December 26, 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: Charlotte and the Rock

24 Mar

30764984.jpgSummary:  “Charlotte has always really wanted a pet, so when her parents present her with one for her birthday she expects a cat, dog, or maybe a bird. Instead, she receives a rock. Rocks can’t cuddle, fetch, or even help her eat her vegetables, but that doesn’t stop Charlotte from loving her rock as if he were real. If only he could love her back…or can he?” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This sweet little story about a girl who wants a pet in the worst way. When she gets a rock as pet, she’s a little disappointed, but does her best to be the best pet owner she can be. The ending of the story has a great surprise and a reward for Charlotte who loves her pet rock, Dennis with all her little heart.

Personal Reaction: The 70s vibe of the illustrations fit in with the pet rock phenomenon of that era. With sweet ink drawn shapes and swatches of watercolors makes these illustrations absolutely adorable. With the idea of kindness rocks being a fun programming idea for libraries, this would be the perfect story to accompany the program!

Title: Charlotte and the Rock
Author: Stephe W. Martin
Illustrator: Samantha Cotterill
Publisher: Dial Books
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!

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