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review 2017-07-06 01:43
Kings of the Castle - Victoria Turnbull 
Kings of the Castle - Victoria Turnbull

An homage to Where The Wild Things Are with less rumpus. A good choice for a quiet book about staying up all night. Very attractive, especially the centerfold.

 

Library copy

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review 2017-07-05 23:53
Goldfish Ghost - Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown
Goldfish Ghost - Lemony Snicket,Lisa Brown

The team who brought me The Latke Who Wouldn't Stop Screaming, one of my favorite holiday books, has brought another delight. The former goldfish goes out in search of company. Unexpected and sweet, with a deceptively simple and traditional style of illustration. Special props for the diverse street and beach scene. Brown and Snicket are a fabulous team.

And this business of special endpapers is a great one. That and the common sentence on how the art is created are both splendid additions. I have come to expect them, and am disappointed if a book doesn't include them.

Library copy

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review 2017-06-19 14:18
Louis I, King of the Sheep - Olivier Tallec  
Louis I, King of the Sheep - Olivier Tallec

With great accessories comes great stupidity. Or perhaps, Some sheep are more equal than others. Something about sheeple blindly following the edicts of a madman? And whether or not it was intentional, I like the wind bringing the crown as it brought Mary Poppins, and then, one day, it blows the other direction.

 

Also, I wonder if I have retained enough French to be able to read this in the original?

 

Library copy

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review 2017-06-18 19:45
Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals - Mo Willems
Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals - Mo Willems,Mo Willems

Very good concept, excellent execution. Another book giving the reader warm, positive, living words to say to the listener, but not smarmy or precious.

Library copy.

 

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review 2017-06-18 19:37
Cinnamon - Neil Gaiman, Divya Srinivasan 
Cinnamon - Divya Srinivasan,Neil Gaiman

I liked the art, and a couple of lines, and I get the homage to Kipling, but it didn't connect with me.

Library copy

 

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