Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Review Round-up etc...

Liz over a Chair, a Fireplace and a Tea Cosy was on a bit of a role over the last few days. Good couple reviews over there. Two that caught my eye:

1. Once Upon Stilettos by Shanna Swendson - I'll let you read her review - but I like the idea about a book that answers the question "What do Hogwart's Students do for a living when they grow up?"

2. This Book Is For All Kids, But Especially My Sister Libby. Libby Died. By Jack Simon, Age 5, As Told To His Mom, Usually At Bedtime. It's a book about dealing with a death in the family, told from the perspective of a five year old.

In lighter fare, Book Buds has a review HERE about a pop-up book about prehistoric sharks and other monsters. How cool is that? Official title: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters (Encyclopedia Prehistorica Series) by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. My younger brother was a huge shark fan growing up. I still know all sorts of facts about sharks from being subjected to documentaries on them. This would have definitly been a hit with him.

Fuse 8 has had, as usual, some good links over the last few days. Bit on Beverly Cleary HERE - news on a movie and her feelings about over-comercializing kids books (it's bad - kids should borrow from libraries); light post on something called the Booklympics and Book Hurling HERE. I suggested gently releasing books into the wild as an option instead...; and for all the list-crazed movie-inclined folks post HERE on the 14 worst children's books made into movies (For the record, I liked Disney's the Jungle Book as a kid and can sing most/all of the songs still).

Big A little a has two posts of interest. Reports HERE that Whoopi Goldberg is joining the growing club of celebrities writing children's books. She will be publishing Whoopi's Big Book of Manners.

She also has a very cool post about one of my favorite Hot Men of Children's Literature - Mo Willems. As a youngster, Willems wanted to take over for Charles Shultz.

Finally, further to a previous link I had here to Mother Reader's Wierd Ass Picture Books - she has a follow-up HERE.


At 9:39 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Many thanks for the link! The sharks book is indeed a fun one.


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