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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Read October 2020 Recommended for adult book-fans  ★     ★     ★     1/2 A beautiful picture book, but one written for adults more than children. I didn’t have a child to test it on, so I’m just going from … Continue reading

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Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-A-Zoo

Read October 2020 Recommended for those who like cute monsters  ★     ★    ★    ★     1/2 Meyer’s work has always tickled me. This book is about the Professor searching for the letter ‘Z’ beastie to round out … Continue reading

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Read February 2019 Recommended for older little people who like animals, sick days ★     ★    ★        Zookeeper Amos is faithfully at the zoo every single day, taking care of the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, … Continue reading

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Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Read August 2018 Recommended for mermaids ★     ★    ★    ★  Julián makes me uncomfortable. I mean, the pictures are adorable and well done, and I would love to have one of him swimming with the stream of … Continue reading

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Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary by Larios and Paschkis

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of lithographs, animals ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 I have a long affection for children’s picture books, despite having no children. When I saw a review on this and a small sample of … Continue reading

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The New Bohemians: Cool & Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of bohemians ★    ★    1/2     Hey, maybe I’m a Bohemian!   My friend Tracy periodically reviews decorating books, and I always end up tempted by her selections. I’m style-impaired, so I was … Continue reading

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The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders, illustrated by Lane Smith

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of Stinky Cheese  ★    ★    1/2 Poor Gappers! They just want to climb on the goats and shriek with happiness. Poor goats! If they can’t sleep from the shrieking, then they can’t … Continue reading

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Interior Desecrations by James Lileks. Love the words, not the patterns.

March 2015 Recommended for fans of design and humor  ★    ★    ★    ★    I picked this up after a friend’s review, not because I have any great interest in interior design, but because I was sort of hoping to … Continue reading

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Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman

February 2015 Recommended for fans of chickens, picture books  ★    ★    ★    ★    ★ The Greenstalks seem to be having a rash of trouble this week. First, a watch down the well then a lack of dinner followed … Continue reading

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