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That is NOT a Good Idea!
Jul 23rd, 2014 by Noodlenuts

“That is
REALLY
NOT
a good idea!

 It’s pretty well known at this point that picture book author/illustrator Mo Willems rarely hits a wrong note with his stories. His characters, from Knuffle Bunny to Pigeon, have become childhood favourites, and he never seems to run out of unique but incredibly reader-friendly ideas. That is NOT a Good Idea! is no exception.

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Interrupting Chicken
May 4th, 2013 by Noodlenuts

“Chicken.”

“Yes, Papa?”

“You interrupted the story. Try not to get so involved.”

Bedtime stories are a cherished tradition for most families, and one I wholeheartedly endorse. There are few better times to share a great story than when you’re snuggled up with your sleepy kids at the end of the day. And most of the time, a gentle, quiet, calm-inducing story is exactly what’s called for in that situation. But every once in a while, the usual bedtime stories get a bit tedious, and that’s where Interrupting Chicken comes in. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Daddy Goose Treasury
May 19th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

What finally pushed the Dish and the Spoon to run away together? Who inspired Quite Contrary Mary’s garden? And why in the world did Humpty Dumpty sit on that wall in the first place? Daddy Goose explains it all . . .

Although I am often skeptical of the so-called canon of children’s literature, one “classic” I firmly believe in is Mother Goose.  Read the rest of this entry »

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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
May 16th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

Every night the rhyme gets read

Every night Dish and Spoon run away.

And every night they return

—until tonight!

I have always loved the idea of “fractured fairy tales”.  There are so many possibilities that open up when you take something with the longevity and quality of a classic and put a creative spin on it that will attract kids’ attention.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty’s Little Sister
May 14th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

I think it is probably common knowledge that sometimes the greatest treasures turn up in the most unexpected places.  When I first came across Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty’s Little Sister, I hoped that it would be entertaining, expected that it would be amusing, and though that if I was lucky, it might even stand out as an example of ingenuity and creativity in its fresh take on an old and familiar rhyme.  What I found that I did not expect was that Dimity Dumpty was not only all of those things, it was a really, truly beautiful book as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Princess Backwards
May 12th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

Princess Fred lived with her parents, King Nancy and Queen David, in a castle not far from here.

 

Thus begins the story of the young woman, nicknamed Princess Backwards because in a kingdom where everything is the reverse of our world, she seems to always be doing things the wrong way.  Read the rest of this entry »

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