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Posts tagged ‘picture books’

Book Review: Who Swallowed Harold?

We picked up Susan Pearson’s Who Swallowed Harold on a whim. The Five-Year-Old’s whim to be precise. She thought the picture on the front cover looked funny. I thought that was as good a reason as any. What a happy surprise this book was!

What? Where’s my Book Review?

Although you would hardly know it from the silence on the site today, we are still reading very good books here at Caterpickles Central. We highly recommend Coyote Steals the Blanket by Janet Stevens. We love it. In fact, we are so very busy loving it we haven’t had any time to write a proper review of it.

Book Review: Meow: Cat Stories from Around the World

Our mini-course in animal folk tales continued this week with Jane Yolen’s Meow: Cat Stories from Around the World. Yolen’s collection mixes familiar nursery rhymes and Aesop fables with lesser known stories from India, Burma, Oman, and Thailand. Within its pages, you and your child will discover why tiger is angry at cat, why cat always lands on her feet, why having one very good trick is better than having dozens of poor ones, and most importantly, why cats and mice don’t always get along.