Entries Tagged as 'Animals in Captivity'

Belly Up

August 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT At first blush, a whodunnit about a mysterious death in FunJungle, a glitzy animal theme park, might not be considered a great choice for aware veg kids and their families or friends. However, Stuart Gibbs’s Belly Up (Amazon affiliate link) is written with a crisp, clever plot and smart, appealing characters. It is a great choice for tweens […]

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The One and Only Ivan

August 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY hello I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks. So begins the spare, beautiful tale of The One and Only Ivan, a novel about a gorilla kept in a shopping mall exhibit, next to animals forced to perform in a circus. It’s difficult to review complex […]

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Hippopposites

August 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By ROBYN MOORE Hippopposites is a visually appealing board book which presents opposites in a non-traditional way. Every page and its match on the following page features an abstract image of a hippo that’s morphed into different sizes, shapes, textures, and other slightly advanced design concepts. For example, some of the opposites included in […]

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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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