Entries Tagged as '1990s Books'

The Great Kapok Tree

April 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT, as part of our ongoing series celebrating Environmental Education Week When two men enter the Amazon rainforest, the vibrant sounds of life cease and there is an sense of unease. One of the men directs the other to cut down a large Kapok tree and leaves. The other man begins to chip away at the […]

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Something from Nothing

March 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM Something from Nothing, written and illustrated by Phoebe Gilman, has been a long-time favorite of mine. My younger sister received this book as a gift when it first came out twenty years ago and my fond memories prompted me to check it out from the library to read to my children. […]

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May 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Kiddo and I were surprised that I hadn’t reviewed Tuesday for Vegbooks. We love this book, because as kiddo puts it, “It’s funny and strange.” With few words and very detailed illustrations, David Wiesner has crafted a tale about flying frogs. Mysteriously, one Tuesday night, the frogs rise up on their […]

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Hilda Hen’s Search

December 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Accompanied by striking linocut illustrations, Hilda Hen’s Search is a cute story of a hen’s hunt for the perfect place to lay her eggs. After finding several appealing places that aren’t quite right — such as the basket of a bicycle — Hilda finally finds a place to hatch her brood […]

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