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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

Mo Willems (2004), 40 pages
Illustrated by Mo Willems
Audience: Preschool - K
Category: Fiction, Picture Books
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Any young child who has ever lost a beloved stuffed toy or blanket, or has feared it was lost, will relate to this story of a toddler who loses her favorite stuffed toy, Knuffle Bunny. On a trip to the laundromat with her dad, Trixie loses Knuffle Bunny. Since Trixie can't talk yet, she tries to tell her dad of the emergency in the only way she knows how: gibberish. She throws a tantrum when he doesn't understand. They are both very upset until they arrive home, where Trixie's mom notices Knuffle Bunny's absence. All's well that ends well: Knuffle Bunny is found at the laundromat, and Trixie speaks her very first words! The spot-on portrayal of a toddler tantrum is also likely to amuse parents.
Similar books: Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems
Awards won: BCCB Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards
Reviewed by: emc
Date read: 6/17/2010
ISBN-10: 0786818700
ISBN-13: 9780786818709
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Lady and the Lion

Laurel Long (2003), 32 pages
Illustrated by Laurel Long
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
Category: Folklore, Picture Books
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A retelling of Grimm's fairy tale 'The Singing, Springing Lark,' which combines 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'East of the Sun, West of the Moon.' A merchant's daughter keeps her father's promise and goes to live with a lion, finding a bewitched prince. Next he is changed into a dove and she follows him for 7 years, then joins forces with him to defeat the enchantress once and for all. Lush paintings set this fairy tale in a medieval world full of blooming gardens and mythical beasts.
Similar books: The Nutcracker by Stephanie Spinner, The Wild Swans by H.C. Andersen
Reviewed by: djd
Date read: 7/7/2009
ISBN-13: 0000803726511
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Late for School!

Stephanie Calmenson (2008), 48 pages
Illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Easy Reader, Fiction, Humor, Picture Books
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Mr. Bungles has a very strict rule- NO ONE IS EVER LATE FOR SCHOOL! But what happens when Mr. Bungles, the teacher, forgets to set his alarm clock and wakes up late for school? Are teachers allowed to be late for school? Delight in this captivating story with fascinating illustrations, 'Late for School' by Stephanie Calmenson. Follow Mr. Bungles as he makes a desperate and imaginative attempt to get to school on time. Will a car, a train, a bus, a van, or even a hot air balloon get Mr. Bungles to school before the clock strikes 9:00?
Similar authors: Benjamin James Walson; Harry Allard; Laurie Halse Anderson; Richard Hamilton
Similar books: The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson; The Boy Who Went Ape by Benjamin James Walson; Let's Take Over the Kindergarten by Richard Hamilton; Almost Late to School and More School Poems by Carol Diggory Shields
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/6/2011
ISBN-10: 1575059355
ISBN-13: 9781575059358
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Lazy Jack

Vivian French (1995), 31 pages
Illustrated by Russell Ayto
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Easy Reader, Fiction, Humor, Picture Books
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All Lazy Jack wants to do is sleep, sleep, sleep! Mom says, 'This won't do,' and sends Jack out to work for the builder, the farmer, the dairyman, the baker, the fishmonger, and the grocer. Read this French folktale, 'Lazy Jack' by Vivian French to see the hilarious things Jack does with his payments of fish, cheese, milk, and many more. The young reader will delight in the zany illustrations created by Russell Ayto depicting life in a typical French village. You'll need to decide for yourself if Jack is truly lazy or in fact, a very clever boy!
Similar authors: Cynthia C. DeFelice; Marica Brown; Charles Perrault
Similar books: Lazy Jack by Tony Ross; Lazy Jack and the Silent Princess by Mitchell Motomora; Floramel & Esteban by Emilie Buchwald; Lazy Robert by Nancy DeRosa
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/20/2011
ISBN-10: 1564021300
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Leonardo, The Terrible Monster

Mo Willems (2005), 48 pages
Illustrated by Mo Willems
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Category: Picture Books
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Leonardo is no good at being a monster, so he decides to pick on the most timid boy he can find and scare the tuna salad out of him. Poor Sam has been having a very bad day, and Leonardo scaring him is the last straw. Sam cries, Leonardo is pleased, then the story takes a twist when Leonardo makes a big decision. The book is oversized and uses the large pages for dramatic effect with simple, effective illustrations. This book would be an excellent way to talk about bullying and friendship.
Awards nominated: Monarch Award Nominee 2011
Reviewed by: msp
Date read: 4/15/2010
ISBN-10: 0786852941
ISBN-13: 9780786852949
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