What Animals Really Like

“We are frogs, and we like tennis and most martial arts. Our favourite food is pizza with extra mushrooms, but with absolutely no tomatoes whatsoever.” The legendary conductor Mr. Herbert Timberteeth is thrilled to present his latest song, in concert: “What Animals Like Most.”  The problem, as presented in the story of What Animals Like […]

Olivia the Pig

Age Range: Preschool & Up The adventures of the incomparably imaginative Olivia, diva-in-training, include some subtle artistic surprises that will expand your kids’ horizons without their even realizing it. And don’t forget to check out the official OLIVIA THE PIG WEBSITE and download the Olivia “Event Kit” with Colouring Pages, Games and More!

The Kettles Get New Clothes

“Follow me!” said Monsieur Pip, heading for the dressing rooms. “I have exactly what you need!” SO THE KETTLES WENT IN . . .   When it comes to concepts taught in early childhood, we all know the drill:  alphabet, numbers, shapes, colours, opposites.  These are the basics, obvious to everyone, the building blocks that […]

Barney Bipple’s Magic Dandelions

When Miss Minerva Merkle gives Barney three magic dandelions as a reward for a good deed, he knows just what to ask for. But Barney ignores Miss Merkle’s warning not to wish for anything too complicated—and magic soon turns into trouble! I was going to start this review by saying that Barney Bipple’s Magic Dandelions […]

Arrowville

Arrowville was never slow—a constant go, go go! In a manic panic people hustled to and fro. Every pointed person had a pointed point of view, and every point in Arrowville was always just askew. With Arrowville, author/illustrator Geefwee Boedoe has created a keen, insightful story about prejudice while maintaining a sense of playfulness that […]

What Elephant?

“Elephants don’t watch TV, and they certainly don’t eat chocolate chip cookies.” I’m not a fan of preachy books, or those that revolve around teaching kids a lesson, but I do have a soft spot for a great story that encourages  the sort of character traits that reinforce independent thinking, creativity, and imagination.  What Elephant? […]

Inventor McGregor

Mend-It McGregor, everyone called him, because he could mend most anything that needed mending, they said, from fishing rods and fairy wands to top hats and rubber ducks. Inventor Hector McGregor leads the sort of life we can all envy.  He loves his work, has a wonderful family and a happy home, and spends his […]

The Pink Refrigerator

“Try to do as little as possible.” This was Dodsworth’s motto. This is a fabulous story about inspiration, curiosity, and trying new things. It is the story of Dodsworth, a lazy mole who gets by in life doing as little as possible. Dodsworth is not necessarily unhappy, but isn’t particularly happy either.  He just sort […]