2014 Reviews by Library: Seymour

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Author: Todd Parr

What a find! This wonderful book explains in very plain terms what it is like to suffer a loss. Cleverly, this can mean death or separation. And it ends on the upswing of how we recover. Yay!

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Author: Harriet Muncaster

A little girl who is a "witch's cat" (mom is a witch) goes shopping for Halloween costumes and cannot find the right one. She gives up until a cool solution presents itself!

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Author: Patricia MacLachlan

This book about cause and effect poses a curious question. If this set of things happened could that drive this other set of things? Your answer will be a resounding "YES"!

This is a wonderful book of beauty, hope and joy!

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Author: Maya Ajmera

This is an older book but it is lovely and the message still rings true. The welcoming words of the book are from Fred Rogers. The book is about ways to act neighborly and how those actions transcend the places where we are to actually be global actions. People all over our planet assist their neighbors and celebrate with their neighbors. They educate their neighbors and work alongside their neighbors. All of humanity is building an existence and aspiring for a better life. This book is both humbling and uplifting!

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Author: Wong Herbert Yee

Pinky Pig wants to earn money to buy a clarinet so she cannot afford to lose her job at Hamburger Heaven! She thinks of a new and improved menu for the restaurant so that they can drum up increased business. This is a lovely little tale about perseverance and giving the customer what they want!

This is a great book for HOME OF THE HAMBURGER, Seymour, Wisconsin!

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Author: Peter Mandel

This is a fun read aloud about a family getting together to enjoy burgers off of the grill and how puppy is not left out. Great bright pictures and rhymes are featured in this book!

This is a great book for HOME OF THE HAMBURGER, Seymour, Wisconsin!

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Title: Burger Boy
Author: Alan Durant

Perhaps you have heard that if you eat too much of something you will turn into it. So is the case with Benny who loves burgers so much that he turns into one! This funny story is like "The Gingerbread Man" because Benny gets chased by dogs and people who think he looks tasty. Once Benny recovers from being a burger, he becomes obsessed with vegetables. Now what will he possibly turn into?

This is a great book for HOME OF THE HAMBURGER, Seymour, Wisconsin!

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Author: Dan Yaccarino

You will fall in love with Billy and his adventurous goat! This book exudes the excitement and enticements of the fair. It also ends in an unexpected way that teaches a valuable lesson.

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Author: Keith Graves

This oversized chicken is misunderstood even by his siblings. Each time they label him incorrectly it is hilarious. Finally, a rescue mission clears everything up. This book is so much fun to read!

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Author: Jimmy Fallon

Delightful! Kids will love this book where fathers are teaching their babies to say "dada" but the babies are speaking in their own animal languages.

Jimmy Fallon has been one celebrity who can conquer the picture book format. Enjoy!

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Title: Wednesday
Author: Anne Bertier

Cooperation is a feature of super heroes! In this book, Little Round and Big Square play a game where they each try to turn into something else. The game morphs into something far more interesting when the two of them agree to join forces to make things! This is a very fun picture book. It is clever and relatable.

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Author: Celestino Piatti

This pair of wise owls attempt to teach the (foul) fowls that being happy is being appreciative of nature and the seasons.

Even the youngest among us understand the message of this book.

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Author: Sean Taylor

This great book has owl donning disguises to catch prey. The words are rhythmic (and sound like bragging) so the reader can use their voice in an exaggerated tone. Delightful!

Hilarious!

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Author: Michelle Robinson

The absurdness of  bathing a wooly mammoth makes this a very funny book! The child attempts steps one to ten, very fun!

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Author: Lauren Stringer

This book was such a great find! It celebrates the little joys of winter and incorporates a few fun comparisons to summer.

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Author: Bob Raczka

This book has beautiful pictures of the activities of winter, inside and outside. Toward the end is a cute reference to the groundhog and the joy felt with the news that there is still six more weeks of winter!

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Author: Eileen Browne

I have been using the big book version of this book at story times all week. It is a lovely story set in Kenya. Handa is making a fruit basket to share with her friend. (These mid-winter months are the perfect time to cherish fruit!). Handa is able to balance the basket of 7 fruits on her head as she walks to a nearby village to visit her friend. Along the way, enterprising animals snatch fruit off her basket until there are none. No fear, a happy surprise happens to fill up the basket with fruit that is altogether different than the original choices. This book is wonderful for developing vocabulary and chronology.

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Author: Lita Judge

This delightful book lets the pictures tell the story. The reader laughs as more and more animals find their way on to the little girl's red sled.

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Author: Judi K. Beach

This pretty book describes some of the many ways we can view snow. It captures all the loveliness and variety of the season.