It’s funny how quickly an argument ends . . . And to think that we thought that we’d never be friends! This over-the-top story about arguing and making up again starts slowly, with an all-too-familiar fight between siblings, and builds to a joyous, crashing crescendo as friends, family, neighbours and complete strangers annoy and […]
Thelonius Monster once swallowed a fly, and decided that flies would taste grand in a pie. That silly guy! I’m not sure that I can even begin to explain all of the things that make Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly Pie a fantastic book, there are so very many of them, and they so defy simple […]
The King and Queen Invited me To come to their house On Sunday for tea. So I brought my friend . . . So begins the sweet, funny, lighthearted story of a little boy who each day brings a different animal friend to visit with his pals, the King and Queen, and of the inevitable […]
Let’s dance and party and Rock-and-Roll. Bring out the Good China Dishes and the Big Punch Bowl. When kitchen clock-dwelling, fun-loving mice–numbers One through Twelve–decide to throw an impromptu late-night party, not even Max the housecat is going to stand in their way.
It started the summer of 2002, When the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, By mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo. It is not at all surprising that Wild About Books won the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, because this is one book that was made for reading aloud.
Wh…what! H…how? Wh…why? Wh…which? CROCODILE! CROCODILE! In the ditch! As always, Anushka Ravishankar has produced a story that is simple but delightful, funny and distinctive.
You can tell me to be good And I’ll sincerely try You can tell me to eat spinach And I won’t blink an eye You can tell me anything you want And I’ll do as you say But not today No, not today For TODAY IS MY DAY. What kid doesn’t wish that just […]
Young Iggy Peck is an architect and has been since he was two, when he built a great tower —in only an hour— with nothing but diapers and glue. Iggy Peck, Architect is exactly the sort of book which inspired me to create Noodlenuts.
On a grubby little hill, in a dreary little funk, Mrs. Biddlebox rolled over on the wrong side of her bunk. Everybody has bad days, and to young children they can seem even worse. Luckily, Mrs. Biddlebox has the perfect solution: She rolls up all the elements of that lousy, miserable day, bakes them into […]
‘My Uncle Alonzo, who’s really quite weird, Often finds people asleep in his beard . . . !’ Uncle Alonzo’s Beard is one of those silly, nonsensical rhyming books sure to captivate preschoolers and parents alike. My own niece (5-and-a-half at the time I wrote this review), continues to find it hilarious at every […]