What a Wonderful World! by Suzanne Chiew

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What a Wonderful World! by Suzanne Chiew is a lovely rhyming story that thanks God for the wonderful world in which we live. As little bear and his mommy travel the world through the four seasons, standing in awe of its many natural wonders, they take time to praise the Lord for his creations and for all the joy they bring.

This was a pleasant surprise. I don’t think I’ve ever read a faith-based story from tiger tales before. I wonder if they are starting a new subgenre in their Classic Concepts line. It’s never too early to teach children to appreciate God’s creations. This large hardcover is filled with stunning artwork by Tina Macnaughton. These pictures are the perfect complement to Chiew’s lyrical prose. There are so many tiny details for young readers to explore within the book’s pages.

I look forward to more of Chiew’s work and hope she will pair up with Macnaughton again soon.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Publisher Tiger Tales (March 1, 2013)
Language English
ISBN-10 1589251296
ISBN-13 978-1589251298

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleepover by David Melling

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Get ready for another zany Hugless Douglas book by author/illustrator David Melling. Douglas is all excited to be sleeping over at rabbit’s house. He packs plenty, because there is so much room at rabbit’s. On the way, he invites Little Sheep along, too. When Douglas arrives with a ton of guests for rabbit’s sleepover, there’s not enough space for everyone. How will they ever get to sleep?

This book is a riot. I’ve loved all three Hugless Douglas books, but this is my favorite. Silly antics and crazy pictures fill this book with tons of fun. Melling has such a wacky style that he creates wonderful characters that offer loads of comedic entertainment. I also love the hidden details you catch here and there along the way. The last two pages of this book have illustrations that match answers to the question, “What would you pack for a sleepover?” The sheep, rabbit, and some screwy birds help illustrate the answers.

Hugless Douglas and the Big SleepoverΒ is a great book for bed time or anytime. I can’t wait to see what future adventures lay in store for Douglas and his friends.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Publisher Tiger Tales; Reprint edition (March 1, 2013)
Language English
ISBN-10 1589251164
ISBN-13 978-1589251168

I received this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

I Want My Mommy! by Tracey Corderoy

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I Want My Mommy! by Tracey Corderoy is the perfect book to help children cope with separation anxiety. It’s the first day Arthur is apart from his mommy and he misses her. Even his favorite dragon suit and dragon toy don’t help. It seems like Mommy is never coming back. Luckily, Grandma knows how to make the time pass quickly.

This book captured me right from the front cover. How can you not love this sweet, sad looking boy clutching his dragon toy? Corderoy has created a tender story that lets children know they aren’t alone in missing their parents when they are separated. Whether it’s the first day of day care, the first day of preschool, or the first time Mommy and Daddy are leaving the kids home with a babysitter for an evening,Β I Want My Mommy!Β is a great way to calm their fears.

Alison Edgson provides some of the most adorable illustrations for this book. The cover alone is enough to make you want to pick it up, but as soon as you begin flipping pages, the soft, warm colors and the multitude of emotions depicted on the characters’ faces captivates you. Beautiful pink roses, the furry carpet in front of Grandma’s door, and the fuzzy feather Grandma uses as a sword are some of my favorite details.

I loved this book from beginning to end. Highly recommended.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Publisher Tiger Tales (March 1, 2013)
Language English
ISBN-10 158925130X
ISBN-13 978-1589251304

I received this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Farmer’s Market Day by Shanda Trent

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Farmer’s Market Day helps you celebrate good food, fun, and shopping. One little girl searches for the perfect treat one Saturday while strolling through all the great food, flowers, kittens, and other treats at the Farmer’s Market.

This is a cute book. Farmer’s markets are popular around here. In this story, Shana Trent captures the excitement and joy shopping at the farmer’s market brings to children. With so much to see and do, this slightly clumsy girl flies from one thing to another in search of her perfect treat. Kids will love this zany, rhyming storyline along with the beautiful artwork by Jane Dippold. Lyrical prose and pretty pictures combine to make for a sweet story your child will enjoy.

Rating: Β :):) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Publisher Tiger Tales (March 1, 2013)
Language English
ISBN-10 1589251156
ISBN-13 978-1589251151

I received this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Soo’s Boo-Boos She’s Got 10! by Tilda Balsley

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A unique and adorable new way to learn counting from 1 to 10 and then backwards from 10 to 1. Soo comes into the kitchen complaining to her mother about her numerous boo-boos. Thankfully, mom has a way to take care of each one.

Soo’s Boo-Boos She’s Got 10! by Tilda Balsley is better than your average counting book. It’s clever. It’s creative. From a stiff elbow to crunched toes, from chapped lips to a dripping nose, and from a burned tongue to a nagging mosquito bite and more, Soo goes through her list of ailments. Her sympathetic mom then goes about tackling them one by one, finding the perfect cure for them all.

Kids will relate to this sweet and funny rhyming story. Kids see their moms as fixers of problems and Soo is no different. More than a simple counting book, readers will delight in witnessing Soo’s play for sympathy and learning how her mother solves each problem. The melodic prose is complemented by beautiful artwork from Shelagh McNicholas.

An all-around winner.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Hardcover: 28 pages
Publisher: Tiger Tales (March 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589251180
ISBN-13: 978-1589251182

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.

Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf by Rachel Mortimer

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Lovers of fractured fairy tales are bound to eat up this one. Mr. and Mrs. Wolf are angry that Little Wolf isn’t big and bad like they are. They send her out to gather ingredients for dinner and she stumbles upon Red Riding Hood in the forest. Little Wolf doesn’t know what to do. Perhaps the unlikely duo can find a solution to Little Wolf’s problem.

This is a fabulous book! It’s a neat twist having the wolf parents being the bad ones, while Little Wolf has no desire to eat little girls. Instead, she likes fairy tales and playing dress up. It’s also funny and unique how Red Riding Hood is reading some familiar fairy tales as she makes her way to grandma’s house. Β You simply can’t help but love this story. It’s so clever.

I knew Liz Pichon provided the artwork for this story without even looking. In addition to being the author of her own fractured fairy tale, her distinctive style adds beauty and humor toΒ Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf.

Children will love this one. Highly recommended.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Tiger Tales (March 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589251172
ISBN-13: 978-1589251175

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.

Look Out, Ladybug! by Jack Tickle

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A new Lazy Ladybug Adventure has arrived! Author/illustrator Jack Tickle brings back our Ladybug friend as she desperately tries to learn how to fly. She keeps zigzagging, tumbling, and wobbling into the other animals, but monkey encourages her to give it another try.

As withΒ What Goes UpΒ by Paula Bowles, we see another book from tiger tales that spreads the word: practice makes perfect. Vibrant colors, zany antics, engaging words, and a silly story will encourage youngsters ages 3 – 7 to read this book often. What Tickle does very well with this book is provide a teaching point that is hidden by the zaniness of all the crazy things that happen as Ladybug learns to fly. I also love Tickle’s big and bold artwork.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Tiger Tales (March 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589251288
ISBN-13: 978-1589251281

I received a free hardcover of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.