Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

Telephone

Written By: Mac Barnett
Illustrated By: Jen Corace

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Telephone

Summary: In this picture book a string of birds on a telephone wire plays a game of telephone, with the usual mixed up results.

Rating: 3 ***

It has a cute ending but much of the book doesn’t make sense.

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Lucky

By: David Mackintosh

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Lucky

Summary: When Leo’s mother announces there will be a surprise at dinner, Leo and his brother are desperate to find out what it is, and their imaginations run wild.

Rating: 3 ***

Beware of announcing a surprise. The brothers in this story make it a lot bigger than it is — pizza.

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Stop, Thief!

Written By: Heather Tekavec
Illustrated By: Pierre Pratt

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Stop, Thief!

Summary: Max is out to catch the thief who is stealing all the produce from farmers’ fields and orchards.

Rating: 3 ***

A fun story about a dog who doesn’t seem to understand what’s going on. Kids’ will love trying to help him out as he tries to solve the problem on the farm.

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T.L.C.

Written By M.H. Clark
Illustrated By: Shahab Shamshirsaz

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T.L.C.

Summary:
The house becomes increasingly chaotic as the well-meaning little girl tries to cheer up her mom. When nothing works, Mom finally says that all she needs is Tender Loving Care and the doting daughter happily obliges.

Rating: 4 ****

A funny story about a misunderstanding. The little girl has a great imagination. You’ll be delighted by all of the different acronym possibilities she comes up with.

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