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Ida and the Whale – Rebecca Gugger

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“What lies behind the sun, the moon, and the stars?”

What a delightful story for children! The illustrations in this book are stunning and whimsical. We follow Ida on her amazing journey with a flying whale. Ida and the Whale takes you on a fun adventure and it’s easy to get lost as we see the world through Ida’s eyes. Highly recommend!

  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books ( 2 April 2019)

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Muddy: The Raccoon Who Stole Dishes – Griffin Ondaatje

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Muddy: The Raccoon Who Stole Dishes is a cute story about a racoon named Muddy, who is a picky eater. Muddy doesn’t eat racoon food—instead, he prefers combing through garbage for leftover food. Moreover, he likes to eat on plates. I liked the illustrations and enjoyed the story—though the ending was a bit abrupt. Overall, an enjoyable read.

  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (2 April 2019)
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Dragons In Love – Alexandre Lacroix, Ronan Badel (Illustrator)

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Dragons In Love is a beautiful picture book about a dragon named Drake who becomes hot and confused after being kissed by his friend, Violet. Unable to explain why he feels this way, he decides to avoid Violet. When he confides in his father about his feelings, his father tells him not to be ashamed of who is and goes on to explain to him that dragons are different when it comes to expressing their love. They do so by breathing fire.

But Drake is worried that Violet may not see it that way. Until one day when he wanders into the park and helps Violet retrieve her hairband from a bully named Gareth. Violet then smiles and asks Drake to kiss her on her cheek. What happens when he does?

  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures ( 15 January 2019)

 

 

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

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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

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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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