Girl & Gorilla: Out and About {Review}

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View all my reviews Books set in an urban setting are always intriguing to me. Growing up in suburbia and rural areas I have no real knowledge about what it would be like to grow up in a city other than what I’ve read in books and seen on cartoons and movies on TV, thus I’m always intrigued to experience such stories and now to share them with my own children. Girl & Gorilla Out and About is a fun story about two friends on their way to play at the park, but it seems to be taking so long to walk there and in an attempt to pass the time they come up with all sorts of traveling games. But the fun part is that do not seem to realize they are doing so and they entertain themselves on the way there and while they’re there and then it seems. . .

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The Creation Story for Children from Master Books {Review}

The Creation Story for Children {Review} from @CherryBlossomMJ

Purchase Answers in Genesis’ most popular resources at great sale prices— shop today! I’ve found myself a fan of Master Books and Memoria Press’ new Simply Classical Curriculum. This book has made it on the list of required books for the Simply Classical Level 1 Curriculum a Special-Needs equivalent for 1st Grade. The Simply Classical program is where I found this book, but it is a great one that all children on any spectrum can enjoy. The Creation Story for Children is really three books in one. The first 15 pages are The Story of Creation for Children, pp. 26-31 are pages with details about God’s Amazing Creatures with details and talking points for discussion with children, and pp. 32-39 are pages that divide up the 139 Psalm with illustrations. While this is a new recommendation to me, this is not actually a new book. Originally copyright 2000 and more. . .

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The Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs by Dr. Robert T. Bakker

Renowned paleontologist Robert T. Bakker and award-winning paleoartist Luis V. Rey combine forces in this oversized picture book about the evolution of dinosaurs. From the conquest of land by dino ancestor Acanthostega during the Devonian Period, through the mass die-off of dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous Period, Bakker and Rey take readers on a safari through time while paying subtle homage to the 1960 Giant Golden Book Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles that inspired them both as young dinophiles. With stops along the way to look at monster bugs, ferocious fin-backs, fluffy dinosaurs, sea monsters and the 12-year-old girl who discovered them, dinosaur orchestras, tickling tyrannosaurs, and much, much more, this is a journey readers will never forget. It’s a perfect gift for young dinosaur lovers-as well as adult fans of Dr. Bakker and Luis Rey!

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Starting School Book Guide for 2013!

  First Day of School by Anne & Lizzy Rockwell Genre: Juvenile Fiction / School & Education Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 40 Paperback 9×9″ Date Published: June 2013 Publisher: Harper The kids from Mrs. Madoff’s classroom-“a charmed place” (Kirkus Reviews)-are preparing for a brand-new school year! The first day of school is full of new things. New is exciting! But it can also be scary. What will school be like this year? The kids from Mrs. Madoff’s class meet at the park and show off their new haircuts, new lunch boxes, new backpacks, and notebooks. They also show off their new independence: Nicholas thinks his haircut makes him look grown-up like his dad, Jessica can make her lunches all by herself, and Evan has his very own house key! Thinking back to last year, they remember how much fun Mrs. Madoff’s class turned out to. . .

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Peep Leap by Elizabeth Verdick

In the hollow of a tree, higher than the eye can see . . . nine wood ducks hatch, one by one. “That’s good!” says Mama. “We’re almost done.” One last egg is very still. . . . Finally, the smallest egg hatches. Then it’s time for all the wood ducks to make the BIG jump from the tree, where their mother made her nest, to the water below. Ducklings One through Nine make the leap. But Duckling Ten isn’t so sure. This adorable counting book highlights the giant leap that wood ducks must make on their second day in the world.

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Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Animals Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 40 Hardcover Date Published: January 29th, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins This is Percy. Percy loves balloons. Balloons are fun! But Percy has a small problem… and to solve it, he’ll need a really BIG idea!! Paul Schmid, the author and artist of Hugs From Pearl, presents a story about an adorably prickly character with a big heart. Percy shows that there is no problem too big for a plucky porcupine to solve! This is a very pretty pastel book and just right for the youngest audience in logic learning. Percy is a porcupine that loves balloons and must figure out the best way to play with his favorite thing. It’s cute and funny and got an easy smile out of my preschooler. *Thanks to HarperCollins for providing an ARC for review.* Paul. . .

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Peepsqueak Wants a Friend! by Leslie Ann Clark

Peepsqueak is back-and this time, he’s searching high and low for a new friend.

The sun comes up and the animals on the farm are ready to play-two by two, they skip and flutter out into the barnyard. But little Peepsqueak is just one! If he can’t find a friend on the farm, he’ll just have to search in the woods, too. But what if little Peepsqueak finds a big, BIG friend?

Leslie Ann Clark is back with another bright and colorful Peepsqueak adventure. Young picture book readers will root for the adorable little chick with a big heart.

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Horseplay by Karma Wilson

Horseplay! by Karma Wilson Illustrated by Jim McMullan Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Animals Ages 1 to 6, Grades P to 1 Pages: 40 Hardcover 10.25 x 10.25 Date Published: June 5th, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Those horses didn’t sleep one bit. They frolicked on the loose. They joined in games like Hide-n-Seek, Leapfrog, and Duck, Duck, Goose. “So this is why you snooze all day. I thought I told you NO HORSEPLAY!” When his stubborn horses insist on playing games all night instead of sleeping, one determined farmer wears himself out trying to change their habits. Told in clever rhyming verse throughout, Horseplay will engage parents and kids alike as they follow mischievous horses who just won’t go to bed Absolutely ridiculous, very funny and quite silly – all describe this book of horse shenanigans. Filled with vibrant illustrations and rhymes. This could be fun for. . .

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What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robinson {Review}

When the National Animal Choir performs the latest song by renowned composer and conductor Mr. Herbert Timberteeth, nothing goes exactly as planned. Mr. Timberteeth has some preconceived notions of what animals like to do that are reflected in his song. But it turns out that lions prefer flower arranging to prowling and shrimp would rather ski than swim! With all the dissension and mayhem, will the show still go on? This hilarious picture book delivers a subtle message about stereotyping that kids, who are so often pigeonholed, will appreciate.

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BabyGenius: Animal Counting

Introduce children to the fascinating world of counting by asking “How many kittens can you count?” and “How many penguins can you see?”

In this special series, Baby Genius’s stimulating approach to learning comes together with DK’s beautiful photographs and appealing design to create dazzling board books for little ones.

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