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Watch Out For Wolfgang by Paul Carrick

Watch Out For Wolfgang Watch Out for Wolfgang by Paul Carrick.  Do you like robots and fractured fairytales?  You will love this new twist to an old fairytale “The Three Little Pigs”.  Mother robot sends her three very different young robots out to seek their fortunes.  She warns them to watch out for Wolfgang the Recycler who would love to recycle all their parts.  Read this book to see if Wolfgang captures a robot.

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

By MPPL on November 23, 2009 Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Watch Out For Wolfgang by Paul Carrick

Watch Out For Wolfgang Watch Out for Wolfgang by Paul Carrick.  Do you like robots and fractured fairytales?  You will love this new twist to an old fairytale “The Three Little Pigs”.  Mother robot sends her three very different young robots out to seek their fortunes.  She warns them to watch out for Wolfgang the Recycler who would love to recycle all their parts.  Read this book to see if Wolfgang captures a robot.

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Beauty and the Beaks: A Turkey’s Cautionary Tale by Mary Jane Auch

Beauty and the Beaks: A Turkey's Cautionary Tale The illustrations are what make the picture book Beauty and the Beaks: A Turkey’s Cautionary Tale so adorable and hilarious.  The characters are hens sculpted out of clay with cloth dresses.  One day a turkey named Lance wanders into Beauty’s shop, The Chic Hen, and he very rudely informs Beauty and her friends that none of them are invited to the “special feast” that he is going to.  When Beauty finds out that Lance IS the feast, the hens band together to help him.

Book reviewed by Erin E. Youth Services Programming Coordinator

 

By MPPL on October 26, 2009 Categories: Picks by Erin E., Picture Books

Beauty and the Beaks: A Turkey’s Cautionary Tale by Mary Jane Auch

Beauty and the Beaks: A Turkey's Cautionary Tale The illustrations are what make the picture book Beauty and the Beaks: A Turkey’s Cautionary Tale so adorable and hilarious.  The characters are hens sculpted out of clay with cloth dresses.  One day a turkey named Lance wanders into Beauty’s shop, The Chic Hen, and he very rudely informs Beauty and her friends that none of them are invited to the “special feast” that he is going to.  When Beauty finds out that Lance IS the feast, the hens band together to help him.

Book reviewed by Erin E. Youth Services Programming Coordinator

 

By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Erin E., Picture Books

Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman

Katie Loves the Kittens In Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman, Katie the dog gets so excited when her owner Sara Ann brings home three little kittens, that she starts bouncing around and howling. She just can’t help herself because she loves the kittens so much! Only the kittens are scared of her and she has to learn how control herself so she can be their friend. This adorable book really gets inside a dog’s head. I can imagine any well-intentioned dog having these
same problems.

Book reviewed by Erin E., Youth Services Programming Coordinator

By MPPL on September 8, 2009 Categories: Picks by Erin E., Picture Books

Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman

Katie Loves the Kittens In Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman, Katie the dog gets so excited when her owner Sara Ann brings home three little kittens, that she starts bouncing around and howling. She just can’t help herself because she loves the kittens so much! Only the kittens are scared of her and she has to learn how control herself so she can be their friend. This adorable book really gets inside a dog’s head. I can imagine any well-intentioned dog having these
same problems.

Book reviewed by Erin E., Youth Services Programming Coordinator

By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Erin E., Picture Books

Mucumber McGee and the Lunch Lady’s Liver by Patrick Loehr

Mucumber McGee and the Lunch Lady's Liver Mucumber McGee arrived late to lunch and the only thing left is the lunch lady’s liver cake!!!  This liver cake left Mucumber unpleased because it looked like an, “old bowling shoe and smelled like rotten cheese!” Will Mucumber dare to take a bite? If he does will his taste buds delight??  Picky eaters may think twice about liver as they gobble up this great picture book, Mucumber McGee and the Lunch Lady’s Liver by Patrick Loehr!

By MPPL on July 20, 2009 Categories: For Grades 2-4, Funny, Picture Books

Mucumber McGee and the Lunch Lady’s Liver by Patrick Loehr

Mucumber McGee and the Lunch Lady's Liver Mucumber McGee arrived late to lunch and the only thing left is the lunch lady’s liver cake!!!  This liver cake left Mucumber unpleased because it looked like an, “old bowling shoe and smelled like rotten cheese!” Will Mucumber dare to take a bite? If he does will his taste buds delight??  Picky eaters may think twice about liver as they gobble up this great picture book, Mucumber McGee and the Lunch Lady’s Liver by Patrick Loehr!

By MPPL on Categories: For Grades 2-4, Funny, Picture Books

Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison

syndetics-lcThe teachers in Velma’s school remember her two older sisters for different reasons, so Velma tried doing things so that her teacher and principal would always remember her, too.  But nothing worked—until the day the class went to the Butterfly Conservatory.  In Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly by

Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes, something so special happened to Velma that her teacher, the principal, AND the whole school will always remember her! 

Book reviewed by Mary Lou H., Youth Assistant

By MPPL on May 26, 2009 Categories: Picks by Mary Lou H., Picture Books

Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison

syndetics-lcThe teachers in Velma’s school remember her two older sisters for different reasons, so Velma tried doing things so that her teacher and principal would always remember her, too.  But nothing worked—until the day the class went to the Butterfly Conservatory.  In Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly by

Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes, something so special happened to Velma that her teacher, the principal, AND the whole school will always remember her! 

Book reviewed by Mary Lou H., Youth Assistant

By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Mary Lou H., Picture Books