Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Five

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.

One Little Chicken; Elka Weber

Puppies, Kittens and other Pop-Up Pets; Matthew Reinhart

Jim Henson The Guy Who Played With Puppets; Kathleen Krull


When Leora finds a chicken in her front yard, she imagines keeping it as a pet and gathering eggs for breakfast every morning. But her mother has a very different view. Following a Jewish law that says ”finders aren’t keepers,” Mrs. Bendosa is determined that the family should care for the chicken just until its rightful owner returns. Soon, however, one little chicken becomes a flock of chickens, a flock of chickens becomes two goats, two goats become a herd of goats…until—Oh! What a house!

One Little Chicken Review

Who: I would say any age would enjoy this. I sure did.

What: You do learn a lesson or too. This is one I will keep on my shelf. Even though I am not Jewish, Finders are not always keepers can ring true.

Where: This looks like it took place in a village.

When: Any time your little one wants to read is a good time to read this.

Why: The art seems very Folkish. I loved it, it went so well with the story. Fabulous read.


Reinhart's new pop-up series features very simple bright art—young cut-paper collage artwork. Puppies and kittens are perennially popular subjects among young children, both boys and girls, and their parents.
5 spreads will feature pop-ups of adorable puppies, kittens, and other pets at play, at work, and being mischievous. We will mix in some lift-the-flaps for variety as well.

Puppies, Kittens and other Pop-Up Pets Review

Who: I don't think there is a kid in this world who doesn't like pop-up books.

What: Not only is this a fun read it's great for motor skills.

Where: Seems to be a home this took place in but who cares, the animals make this magical.

When: Definitely a anytime read!

Why: Why wouldn't you buy this wonderful read, one that not only motivates learning but is fun too.


Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening to the radio and putting on comedy shows for his family, Jim recognized the power of laughter to bring people together. On Sesame Street, Jim's Muppets transformed children's television by making learning fun for kids everywhere. A visionary, Jim always believed that puppets could reach a wider audience. In 1976, he proved it, drawing millions of family viewers to The Muppet Show. With his feature film The Dark Crystal and his Star Wars characters—including Yoda—Jim continued to push the boundaries of what was possible in puppetry until his death in 1990 at the age of 53.

Jim Henson The Guy Who Played With Puppets Review

Who: Adults and Children alike will fall in love with this book. FYI, Older children.

What: Though the book is more of a biography it captures Jim's childhood essence.

Where: This happens over time during Jim Henson's life.

When: It's a ANYTIME read.

Why: A loss of a great mind, Jim Henson was cherished during my childhood and I know he will during my sons. To this day my brother still has his stuffed grover. If you grew up watching Sesame Street this is a book that will be cherished.  BTW, I love Labyrinth.


GMR said...

Let's see...first book certainly look cute for the younger set, and the cover art is adorable. Gotta love the idea of pop up pups and kitty's....I'm a sucker for cute pet books. ^_^ Definitely gonna have to check out the Jim Henson book....his characters will live on forever (literally). Great post!

Blodeuedd said...

The Jim henson one looks a bit creepy, lol

Juju at Tales of said...

Great reviews!

Jenny N. said...

One little chicken sounds really good. And I like the fact that they are rescuing animals and doing something good.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Awwww, these are all adorable! :-)