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Cover: Good Trick Walking Stick

Kirkus Reviews - Good Trick, Walking Stick

Stick insects have tricks that make them highly successful creatures. Designed for reading aloud, Bestor’s two-level text provides an overview of a walking stick’s life. A simple, circular narrative begins in winter, with eggs hidden under the snow, and goes through spring hatching, a… View »

 
Cover: Mr. Goat's Valentine

School Library Journal - Mr. Goat's Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day, and Goat sets off to find the perfect gift for his first love. Nothing says “I love you” to a goat more than a tin can filled with ragweed salad, two-year-old rotten eggs, and the aroma of skunk-scented perfume. When Goat realizes that he does not have a card, he… View »

 
Cover: Mr. Goat's Valentine

Publishers Weekly Starred Review - Mr. Goats' Valentine

For readers who think Valentine’s Day is too sappy, Bunting and Zimmer have an ideal antidote. That’s because Mr. Goat’s idea of the perfect gifts for his “first love” include ragweed salad in a rusty can and two-year-old rotten eggs. “Guaranteed foul and disgusting,” says the proud vendor… View »

 
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Booklist - Mr. Goat's Valentine

Apparently in the goat world, typical Valentine’s Day offerings are not chocolates and fragrant flower arrangements in lovely vases, but rather rotten eggs (the older the better) and weeds in cans (the rustier the better). Mr. Goat is on the search for a valentine for his first love and… View »

 
Cover: Mr. McGinty's Monarchs

Kirkus Reviews - Mr. McGinty's Monarchs

Mr. McGinty and his dog, Sophie, perform a heroic monarch rescue. When the monarch caterpillars’ host plants on the roadside are cut down, Mr. McGinty gathers the tiny creatures, houses them properly in aquariums, and shares them with schoolchildren who nurture them until they grow into… View »

 
Cover: Grandpa Loves You!

Kirkus Reviews - Grandpa Loves You!

A grandfather rabbit celebrates the birth of a new baby bunny and recounts the many adventures they will have. Grandpa—complete with bushy, white brows and gray, furry coat—is delighted when his grandbunny is born. Sweet prose follows the cotton-tailed duo. “Life is much better / with you… ”/editorial_reviews/253">View »

 
Cover: Mr. Goat's Valentine

Kirkus Reviews - Mr. Goat's Valentine

Mr. Goat gathers everything he will need to show his first love just how much she means to him. Part of the fun in Bunting’s latest is the dichotomy between what Mr. Goat chooses as gifts and what child readers would choose. Miss Nanny Goat’s weed stall is the caprine equivalent of a flower… View »

 
Cover: At Marsh in Meadow

Kirkus Reviews - At the Marsh in the Meadow

A simple text slowly adds members of a marsh food chain, “House That Jack Built”-style, from mud to raptors. A serene double-page spread with vivid sunrise colors and an early morning mist proclaims: “This is the marsh / in the middle of the meadow.” Equally artistically enticing pages… View »

 
Cover: Papa's Backpack

Foreword Reviews - Papa's Backpack

The separation of a military parent from his or her children can be very painful. This simple story about a young bear wishing he could ride in his father’s backpack as he goes to war is highly relatable and beautifully represents the fear and loss felt by children of military parents. The… View »

 
Cover: The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas

School Library Journal - The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas

The night before the Christmas day performance of The Nutcracker, disaster strikes. The programs are misprinted. Costumes are torn. The stagehands get sick. Fortunately, Santa and his elves are on hand to save the day. Told in the familiar anapestic tetrameter of Clement Moore’s “Twas the… View »