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Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
A child flies a sailboat to a lush island where he meets five cinder-eyed wildcats. As night time falls, they begin to play together, and all the fish emerge from the sea to cavort with the boy and the cats. Each page is filled with action as the creatures swirl about in the air. Many gorgeous illustrations portray play and movement, until morning comes as the creatures return to the sea. Then all is quiet, and the boy returns in his boat as the cinder-eyed cats give him an affectionate goodbye. The story is reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are, but with less defiance, and more grace, mystery, and play.
Date read: 2/26/2010
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
In this rhyming tale filled with vivid, expressive illustrations, fifteen circus animals are traveling by ship with their ill-tempered owner when the ship crashes in a storm. The animals surface on an island, where the residents are shocked and skeptical of the animals until an emergency proves their value. When the mean owner wants the animals back, how will the townspeople hide them? This is a fun read, full of bright, playful illustrations.
Awards nominated: 2013 Monarch Nominee
Date read: 3/30/2012
City of Dogs
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Jenny, a mysterious dog, shows up on Sam's birthday and is happily taken in. At first, Jenny feels safe in her new home, but then she realizes there's danger about. She pulls together a ragtag band of neighborhood dogs to help her in her quest to prevent the destruction of the world.
Date read: 5/19/2009
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Cat, dog, pig, and duck climb aboard Mr. Horse for a ride. 'Faster,' they beg and horse agrees. Will 'faster' lead to disaster? A simple book with engaging illustrations that depicts animals enjoying a ride on a horse in the same way a child might enjoy riding on a parent's shoulders, with a feeling of safety, familiarity, and excitement.
Date read: 4/28/2009
Comic Adventures of Boots
Comic Adventures of Boots
Audience: 1st Grade - 4th Grade
Follow 3 different adventures in the daily life of Boots the Cat. In 'Operation Fish Biscuit,' Boot schemes to get his favorite nap place on the wall back by luring the other cats away. In 'Please to Meet You, Madam Quark,' Boots befriends a duck, learns how to swim, and tries to fly. In the final episode, 'Let's Play a Guessing Game,' Boots and his friends play charades, with hilarious results. This is truly an entertaining book from start to finish!
Date read: 3/26/2009
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