Reviews by Elizabeth: (Seymour) Muehl Public Library

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Author: Todd Parr

This  is a great book for Thanksgiving or any day. There are a few allusions to Thanksgiving but this book is really about being thankful every day! (Mentioning the library made me happy!)

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Title: Ferry Tail
Author: Katharine Kenah

Ride along with Walter the ferry dog and see what happens when he misses the ferry! ( A cat named Cupcake plays an unexpected role!) Learn about ferries and islands and how they all work together.

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Author: Bonnie Christensen

This book shows the planting life cycle in a way that lets the reader know the harvest celebrations at this time of year are the fruits of labor.

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Author: Chris Gall

Dog and Cat do not like living in the same house but they find some fun ways to cope (including deciding whose space is whose). Sometimes they fight. Sometimes they get along. When new baby moves in, though, dog and cat find that their friendship is important.

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Author: Sophie Blackall

A little boy finds out that there is going to be a new baby at his house. He starts to ask around about where babies come from. He asks his babysitter, his teacher, his grandpa and the mailman. They all have a different part of the answer. At last, he finds out from his parents.

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Title: Stella!
Author: Marie-Louise Gay

Stella and her younger brother Sam explore their gorgeous world together. There are five stories in this treasury and they make you happy just reading them. The water color paintings that illustrate this book are whimsical, inviting, muted and pretty. I love the art and I love the girl and I love the sentiment!

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Author: Wong Herbert Yee

Mouse and Mole go to see a magician but Mole is disappointed when he discovers how the tricks are done. Mouse takes it upon herself to teach Mole a different definition of magic! Yay! Delightful!

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Author: Wong Herbert Yee

Oh, no, Mole has moths in his house!! They are eating his clothes. Mouse helps Mole to have new clothes. Their friendship and problem solving is fun to read about.

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Author: Caroline Stutson

This story is a great read aloud for Halloween! It is mildly scary but, oh, so silly and the girl who is the main character is very brave indeed. After all, she is making music in the dark!

The fun refrain for a large group is: "By the light, by the light, of the Halloween moon." I like to draw moon out like moooon.

Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.

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Author: Wong Herbert Yee

I was delighted to find this early chapter book by Wong Herbert Yee. I have always enjoyed his gentle, witty, inventive, and sweet style. In this book, Mouse learns how to be respectful of Mole (offering him sunglasses) and Mole learns to be respectful of Mouse (offering her candles). There are lots more in this series. I can't wait to read them all!