Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Thumbs Sideways?

Thumbs Up

Opposnakes: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Opposites
Salina Yoon
New York : Little Simon, c2009

Clever fold-out pages. Fun way to teach opposites to small children.

Thumbs Sideways

The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep
Mircea Catusanu
New York : Viking, 2009

Strange, slightly bizarre illustrations to go with a strange, slightly bizarre story. Kind of fun though.

Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
Yona Zeldis McDonough 
ill. Bethanne Andersen
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009

Nice simple biographical story. Illustrations not my favorite.

Thumbs Down

Guess Again!
Mac Barnett
ill. Adam Rex

Can I just say random!! Slightly frustrating for some young children, things aren't at all what they expect. Although Adam Rex is one of my favorite illustrators, this was not my favorite work of his.

Emily Gravett

Love the cover. That's about it. Story idea cute, but I didn't like the execution of it. Interior illustrations nothing too exciting.

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