Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Book Bits #3: Children's Books

Book Bits are mini-mini-reviews of books that I either don't have time or inclination to review fully.  However, I have read the entirety of the books I mention.  (For the purposes of GRaB, Book Bits counts as one review.)


Earl's Too Cool for Me Earl's Too Cool for Me by Leah Komaiko
May 1st 2003 (first published 1988) by HarperTrophy
Paperback, 40 pages
0060519142    (isbn13: 9780060519148)
rating: 3 of 5 stars
Earl's got a bicycle made of hay./He takes rides on the Milky Way./Earl's too cool for me.
When I Was Five by Arthur Howard
When I Was FiveAugust 1st 1999 by Voyager Books
Paperback, 40 pages
0152020993 (isbn13: 9780152020996)
 rating: 4 of 5 stars 
a book in which "tushy" is a bad word; but more than that, a sweet book for a child turning 6

Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
March 29th 1995 by Harcourt Children's Books
Hardcover, 40 pages
0152928510 (isbn13: 9780152928513)
rating: 3 of 5 stars

Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Carrot SeedMay 1st 1993 (first published 1945) by HarperFestival
Paperback 
0590003860    (isbn13: 9780590003865)
rating: 4 of 5 stars
my son has planted a pot of carrot seeds because of this book
 


Yo! Yes? (Scholastic Bookshelf (Paperback)) Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka
January 1st 2007 (first published 1993) by Scholastic Inc.
Paperback, 32 pages
0439921856 (isbn13: 9780439921855)
rating: 3 of 5 stars
fantastic book, wonderful illustrations, nice and simple; three stars because it gets tedious to read over and over and over and over and over
 
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
March 1st 1995 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Paperback, 32 pages
0689835248 (isbn13: 9780689835247)
  rating: 4 of 5 stars
one of our favorites about a ten-piece orchestra; the writing's as musical as the instruments that are featured
"The STRINGS all soar, the REEDS implore, / The BRASSES roar with notes galore. / It's music that we all adore. / It's what we go to concerts for."

2 comments:

  1. Ooooo ... I've read half the books here! Great selection!

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  2. You read so many books! I'm in awe. Though not because I haven't read any of these. Admittedly I don't pay very much attention to children's books.

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