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A Ruckus in the Garden: The Adventures of Pettson and Findus – Sven Nordqvist


A Ruckus in the Garden tells the story of Pettson, a farmer and his quirky cat, Findus. On a beautiful spring morning, Pettson decides to plant vegetables and seed potatoes in his garden. Findus has a different idea; he wants to plant meatballs. And so Pettson plants vegetables while Findus plants his meatballs.

But Pettson forgot to shut the henhouse and now the hens are wandering around the garden, digging up the seeds and meatballs they planted. The story is fun and lighthearted and the illustrations accompanying the story are beautiful and well rendered. This book will resonate well with young readers and adults looking for a good laugh.

  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (1 May 2018)

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Gina From Siberia – Jane Bernstein; Charlotte Glynn


This is an adorable picture book with a heartwarming story. Based on a true story, Gina from Siberia tells the tale of how Gina, a dog and her family emigrated from Siberia to the United States in 1978.

Told from Gina’s perspective, we follow her and her family through their travels, settling into their new home in New York, and the friendship that developed between Gina and her new friend, Victor. The illustrations accompanying this story are detailed and colorful. Overall, a cute and enjoyable read.

  • Pages: 56
  • Publisher: Animal Media Group LLC ( 16 October 2018)


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