Friday, August 15, 2008

What Pet to Get?

By Emma Dodd


Wow, Jack's mom actually said he could get a pet! Now, the big question is what pet should he get? He suggests an elephant, but that's "not practical." How about a polar bear? No, he wouldn't "like the central heating." T-Rex, giraffe, a rhino? Mom doesn't like those ideas. She suggests something less exotic. What pet will Jack get? You'll have to read this funny book to find out! The illustrations are bright and pop off the page. The text is silly and fun. Every child will want this book read to them again and again!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Me Hungry!

By Jeremy Tankard


Poor Edwin! He is hungry and his parents are too busy to get him a snack. What's a boy to do? Hunt! Did I mention this book takes place in prehistoric times? Sorry, I forgot! Since his parents are too busy, Edwin goes on a journey to find himself some food. He encounters several animals who are ready to show him how the animal kingdom really works! Edwin also learns about friendship on his journey. Does he finally get something to eat? You'll have to read the book to find out! This book is really funny and the illustrations are bold and bright. One page is Edwin saying "me hungry" and the following page is the animal's response. There is a lot of repetition, which makes this a wonderful story to share during a storytime with toddlers or pre-schoolers. Now, I must run because "Me Hungry!"