Wednesday, June 29, 2011

5 W's Review

The 5 W's mini reviews. Are short and quick reviews. This does not mean that the books were taken lightly or that the were not as good as any other book. This is just a way for me to get through all the books I have read and a way for me to keep track of the books.

Chicken, Chicken, Duck!; Nadia Krilanovich

The Wicked Big Toddlah Goes to New York; Kevin Hawkes

Buglette the Messy Sleeper; Bethanie Deeney Murgia


Duck and his barnyard friends are up to something. One by one we meet them, and then hear their familiar sounds. But that Duck always has the last QUACK! In close-up images, the animals seem to be climbing upon each other. At the very end, we see the hilarious finale. Young readers will delight in making the animal sounds, noticing the funny expressions, and picking out surprising details in the illustrations.

Chicken, Chicken, Duck! Review

Who: Chicken, Chicken, Duck of course! The pure silliness of this this was fantastic! I think this is geared for more of the younger crowd. I'd say about 2-5 yrs old. Though it's age range is 4-8. I think 8 yr olds would be bored.

What: What's not to love about farm animals. My son loved to make the noises along with the illustrations.

Where: It doesn't seem to take place anywhere. They focus on the animals themselves, including piling them on top of each other.

When: I would read this when it's a good time to make animal noises. Trust me the urge to quack is unbearable. 

Why: More fun than the farm itself!

How: I found no site for Nadia Krilanovich


The world's largest toddler is back in a wickedly funny and outrageous sequel to The Wicked Big Toddlah.

Toddie and his parents are just your average Maine family taking a trip to New York City. Sure, things are a little different for wicked big Toddie—he can pick up a fire truck and paddle over to the Statue of Liberty.

But when Toddie accidentally gets separated from his parents and ends up lost, he acts just like any other baby would act—he's scared and he wants his Ma! Will Toddie be reunited with his parents?

The Wicked Toddlah Goes to New York

Who: Toddie's voice was a perfect toddlers. It really reminded me of when we took a trip last year with my son to NYC.  Except, I didn't loose my kid. :)

What: This could go either way with toddlers...It could teach them to stay close to mom and dad or it could teach them even with your parents not around you can have fun. So it's hard to say if there are any lessons to learn.

Where: This story took place in Magic NYC where even giant Toddie is welcome!

When: I would say this is a great travel book, one to bring on the road.

Why: The fact that the kid is bigger then the statue of Liberty I can see why this would appeal to any kid with a big imagination.


All sleepers will adore Buglette—a tidy little bug by day, a messy little sleeper at night. That's when she tosses and turns and kicks and flips while she dreams of doing BIG things like building mountains and kicking balls over the moon. Her quirky habit annoys her family—after all, what if her messy sleeping wakes the scary crow?—until her big dreams help her to save the day. Whimsical watercolor illustrations of a ladybug family and an endearing story about being different, dreaming big, and learning to be brave will appeal to children with wild imaginations—messy sleepers or not.

Buglette the Messy Sleeper Review

Who: Buglette was a messy sleeper but a brave bug!

What: Fun dreams make for a messy sleeper.

Where: This took place in dreams and in a buggy plant.

When: Definitely a night read. All kids would love to dream buggy dreams and to learn to be a messy sleeper like Buglette.

Why: I loved the illustrations and the brave Buglette

How: Found no site for Bethanie Deeney Murgia


Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I am going to have to read Duck, Duck, Quack to my son--maybe it will get him to stop roaring at me (it was dinosaur week last week) and I would rather have a quack than a roar.

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, awwwww cute ones :D

Milli said...

These sound like AWESOME children's books! I've got to get my hands on one of these C:


Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Great picks! I'll add them to my babysitting stash!

TheBookGirl said...

I know someone who is working as a day camp counselor this summer who would love these titles for her little ones :)

Nina said...

They look and soune so cute!