Entries Tagged as 'Communication'

One Cool Friend

July 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JANE COWLES One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo (pictures by David Small) explores the quirky interests of a father and son in an accepting and playful way. Elliot is a little man with manners. Dressed in a tux, Elliot cannot be bothered with childhood fun. When his father asks him to go to […]

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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

August 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Popular culture and movies abound with depictions of Doctor Dolittle, the man who could talk to the animals. The original series spanned several novels, of which The Story of Doctor Dolittle is the first. It’s a great adventure story, featuring memorable characters, exotic travel, a narrow escape from pirates, and of course, […]

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I Am a Turkey

January 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY This lighthearted picture book gives kids a realistic view of what the lives of wild turkeys are like. If you’ve ever been to a farm or farm sanctuary, you might be surprised to learn that wild turkeys — who have not been fattened up to be someone’s dinner — can fly […]

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Hurt Go Happy

September 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Hurt Go Happy · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN It’s hard to sum up and analyze a novel in just a few short paragraphs, much less a work that is so perfectly complex and layered in its character development, plot, and thematic elements. Award-winning Hurt Go Happy is written for the middle school-aged crowd, but personally I think every […]

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