Thursday, June 24, 2021

"Everyone Says Please ( Except Cat ) - a bookwrap

 


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Chicken Soup For The Soul Babies: Everyone Says Please (except Cat): A Book About Manners


Authored by Jamie Michalak
Illustrated by Katie Mazeika



Specs


* Ages:  B-3 years old

* Grade Level:  PS

* Board Book - 24 pages

* Publisher:  Charlesbridge

* Pub. Date:  Sept. 21, 221

* Language:  English




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The Book




"Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies imparts good values through heartwarming and humourous stories to help little ones put their best foot forward."


This book is perfect to teach little ones to "use their manners".   Little Cat demands a piece of cheese from Mama. Mama asks him to use the "magic" word which the obstinate little guy refuses to do.  Instead he stomps his feet, throws a tantrum and expects his cheese delivery pronto.  Does his method work?  No way. Mama holds her ground and little mouse appears and models the correct way to get that yummy snack. He politely asks using the "magic" word.... please.... and Mama happily gives him some.  


Little Cat learns a very important life lesson.  Patience, politeness and manners will get you things that you desire.  Having a meltdown and omitting the manner words is not how it's done.  


This sweet book board has wonderful expressive illustrations that kids can relate to.  Kids will not only enjoy the story but absorb the values that their parents and grandparents want to share with them.  I highly recommend this book.




Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


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Meet the Author


Jamie Michalak White is the author of nearly forty books for children, including movie and TV show adaptations. She lives with her family in Rhode Island. www.jamiemichalak.com




About the Illustrator


Katie Mazeika holds a BFA in Illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design and regularly illustrates children''s media. She currently lives in Northern Ohio with her family. www.katiemazeika.com



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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

"It's OK to Make a Mistake" - a bookwrap


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It's OK to Make Mistakes (Little Brown Bear)

Created by Georgia AnneliesDraws



Specs


* Ages:  3-6 years

* Grade Level:  PS-1

* Hardcover:  24 pages 

* Publisher:  Wide Eyed Editions

* Pub. Date:  June 1, 2021

* Language:  English



From the Publisher


Unlock the power of self-belief with these universal words of wisdom, from popular instagram artist AnneliesDraws.







Sweetly illustrated messages about perseverance and resilience.













Vintage-style artworks with inspirational messages make this a gorgeous gift.





Expresses key truths about self-esteem and emotional intelligence.




The Book



Little Bear learns a very valuable life lesson in this sweet book. He discovers that it's ok to make a mistake!  Mistakes should not make us feel bad as they give us opportunities to learn and grow even more.  They are to be celebrated! Everyone makes them and it's nice to learn early on that it's just fine if one... two... or a hundred happen!  


The inspirational words are truthisms for both the young and the old too.  Somehow kids are often taught that making a bad choice, a wrong decision or a failed attempt at something is shameful.  This author unlocks the power of self-belief and empowers kids to keep on trying, never get discouraged just go ahead and give it one more go.  The book highlights messages about perseverance and resilience.  It expresses key truths about self-esteem and emotional intelligence.  The author imparts wisdom on the subject and sets us free to happily move on knowing a mistake is not the end of the world but can open up a whole new world for us to explore.  I love the positive message and I highly recommend this book. 




Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


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Meet the Author/Illustrator





AnneliesDraws is an artist based in the Netherlands. She charms her 250,000 followers on Instagram with heartwarming and inspirational messages illustrated with her adorable drawings.



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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

"Larry Gets Lost in the Library" - a bookwrap

 

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Larry Gets Lost in the Library 


Authored by Eric Ode

Illustrated by John Skewes 




Specs



* Ages:  3-7 years
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Little Bigfoot Publications
* Pub. Date:  August 3, 2021
Language:  English




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The Book



Pete is spending the summer with his Grandparents on their farm and his beloved dog Larry is with him.  Grandma shouts out that the bookmobile has arrived and both Pete and Larry make a dash to select a great book to read.  Pete immediately snuggles up under his favourite tree, in the shade, and starts reading.  Larry decides to go get himself a book inside the bookmobile and if not a book, perhaps he'll find a snack.  


The librarian closes the door and off they go... yes I said they... because Larry is on board unbeknownst to the driver.  Larry finds out the destination is the city library.  He finds a way to enter into the building and goes searching for Pete. Wherever can he be?  He unfortunately gets lost among the busy library workers and all the people enjoying the exciting things that the library has to offer.  Oh my!  Will poor Larry ever get re-united with his owner or will he be lost forever?  


This is the latest edition in the series "Larry Gets Lost".  It is written in rhyme and the illustrations are wonderful. They are colourful, expressive and engaging.  Many kids may not know about bookmobiles or travelling libraries so that would be a fun thing to discover as the book is shared. I love the story which celebrates the importance of reading great books from a library no matter what style  that library may be.  I highly recommend it.  




Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


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Meet the Author









ERIC ODE is a national award-winning children's singer, songwriter, author, and poet who performs for schools, libraries, and community events. He is also the author of Sea Star WishesBigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties and co-author of Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea.

 


About the Illustrator





 John was born in Seattle and grew up on Vashon Island, WA. After working as a reactor operator on a US nuclear submarine he returned to Seattle for art school and a series of staff illustration jobs, eventually becoming a character artist for Disney Consumer Products in Los Angeles. He eventually left Disney to freelance and his clients include Warner Bros., Fox, Dreamworks, Mattel, Hanna-Barbera, Visa, even Amazon. He is also an accomplished muralist, having designed several large scale pieces for Hassenfeld Children's Hospital in New York City, and Funko headquarters in Everett and Hollywood, CA.


In 2006 he wrote and illustrated Larry Gets Lost in Seattle, the first of more than 30 Larry Gets Lost titles in an award-winning series with total sales of over 500,000. Larry is loved in schools and libraries across America and beyond.


John is now a toy designer at Funko in Everett, WA where he lives with his beautiful wife and two dogs (neither named Larry).



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Monday, June 21, 2021

You Might Be Special - a bookwrap

 

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You Might Be Special!


Authored by Kerri Kokias

Illustrator:  Marcus Cutler



Specs


* Ages:  4-8

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Kids Can Press

* Pub. Date:  Oct. 5, 2021

* Language:  English



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The Book



Sometimes we feel out of sorts and feel that we are different from all the others around us.  Ever felt that way?  The answer may be that you are different because you are special! 


This funny interactive book is a quiz that asks questions to the reader to determine if they might have that "special quality".  It poses multiple silly questions to discover if perhaps the reader might be a unicorn, a dragon, a werewolf or even a mermaid, just to name a few.    Kids will uncover that they are none of these but are unique, one of a kind, and indeed special all on their own!  Kids are enabled to celebrate their differences and no longer compare themselves and feel like a misfit. 


The illustrations are wonderful, full of expression and playfulness! The positive message of the book blends goofy humour with a message of self-acceptance and reinforces a positive self-image.  "You Might Be Special"  is a perfect read-aloud and kids will love the interaction as they respond to the silly questions and learn that they are perfect just the way they are. I highly recommend this book.  

 


Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


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Meet the Author






Kerri Kokias is the author of Clever Hans and Snow Sisters. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her family.

Marcus Cutler is a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in over 100 publications, including magazines, books, mobile apps and more. He lives in Ontario with his family.



About the Illustrator





Hi there! I work full time as a freelance children's illustrator. My work has appeared in over 100 client projects including magazines, educational books, mobile apps, and more.

I live in Ontario, Canada, where you're likely to find me testing out the local slides with my wife and two daughters.

I'm also a ninja.




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