Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

The Last Chocolate Chip Cookie

Written By: Jamie Rix
Illustrated By: Clare Elson

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The Last Chocolate Chip Cookie

Summary: Jack reaches for the last chocolate chip cookie, but his mother reminds him that he must offer it to everyone else first, so Jack sets off and offers the last cookie to all sorts of people around the world.

Rating: 3 ***

A mom makes a little kid ask EVERYONE in the WORLD if they want the last chocolate chip cookie before he can eat it for himself. Teaching etiquette is great, but this is a bit extreme. Kids will love how silly it is. Jack even asks some aliens and then the story takes an even sillier turn.

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Mind your Monsters

Written By: Catherine Bailey
Illustrated By: Oriol Vidal

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Mind your Monsters

Summary: When monsters invade his peaceful little town, Wally discovers a polite way to calm the chaos and stop them from making a mess of everything.

Rating: 3 ***

A monsters and manners book about the importance of saying please.

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Magic Little Words

Written By: Angele Delaunois
Illustrated By: Manon Gauthier

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Magic Little Words … to help you through the day.

Summary:
Tells the story of the courtesies that help us each day.

Rating: 4 ****

A great idea for a book. Each word is accompanied by an explanation, but a few seem a little awkward.

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Please Mr. Panda

By: Steve Antony
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Please Mr. Panda

Summary:
Mr. Panda has a plate of doughnuts to share, but most of the other animals forget to say “Please.”

Rating: 5 *****

A delightful and funny book about manners. Panda has a dry sense of humor and fun interactions with the other animals.

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