Entries Tagged as '1940s Childrens Literature'

Horton Hatches the Egg

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I’m just crazy about Dr. Seuss’s elephant Horton.  Horton Hatches the Egg is quintessential Horton. He’s heroic, true to his word, and unwavering in his commitment to do good. When a momma bird needs a break from her nest, Horton reluctantly takes over, keeping her egg warm over the course of months. When […]

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Curious George

December 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Revisiting the original book about everyone’s favorite chimpanzee, Curious George by Margret and H.A. Ray, I was surprised by some of the details I’d forgotten as a child.  Of course, The Man with the Yellow Hat baits and captures George, removing him from his African homeland and ultimately placing him in […]

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Blueberries for Sal

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Robert McCloskey’s classic book describes a chance encounter between a child and her momma and a bear cub and his momma. When both families head to Blueberry Hill to stock up on fruit for the winter, the little ones get separated from their mothers and begin to follow the wrong mothers […]

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Make Way for Ducklings

November 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Published in 1941, Robert McCloskey‘s well-known picture book conveys respect for animals and kindness toward them.  Mr. and  Mrs. Mallard set up their home in Boston, carefully selecting a safe location, building their nest, and hatching eight ducklings.   When they agree to meet in the pond in the Public Garden, Mrs. […]

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