Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Picture Book: Pirates, Ho!

Bright, cartoon like art will appeal to kids of all ages in this swashbuckling pirate tale. The rhyming quatrains are complex enough to appeal to older kids, while the rhythm and repeating refrain of "Pirates, Ho!" will keep younger kids engaged.

In the end, this is a pleasant but not outstanding addition to the cohort of pirate picture books already on the market. Kids aged 3-6 will certainly enjoy it, especially those who adore rascally pirates!

Picture Book

Ages 3-6

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Picture Book: There are Cats in This Book

This funny and original book uses die cut pages to add visual appeal. On page 3, we flip back a blanket to meet three purring cats. They're ready to play, and they want you to play too!
Kids will love helping the cats play with string, boxes and fish. They'll even have to rescue the cats from a flood, when the fish come with an underwater tsunami. The cats ask kids to do fun things like turn pages, open flaps, and blow on them to dry them off. The art is adorable! At the end, the cats ask to be tucked in, and request a re-read...really soon. This book is wonderful for encouraging kids to be part of the story.
Picture Book
Ages 2-6
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Picture Book: Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime

Nothing can stop Dinosaur, as he goes head to head with a pile of leaves, a bowl of spaghetti, a bunch of talking grownups, and even bathtime! But can Dinosaur defeat his nemesis, Bedtime? Maybe not!

This picture book is light on words, but little boys will love art. Angry, toothy Dinosaur is like a tiny WWF wrestler as he tussles with those everyday tasks that kids love to hate. Try reading this book using the voice of a NHL or WWF MC; it's hilarious! A perfect quick read before playtime. (not recommended before bedtime!)
Picture Book
Ages 2-5
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