Entries Tagged as 'Family'

Animal Dads

June 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Beginning with the words, “Dads do many things,” this charming book by Sneed B. Collard III and Steve Jenkins draws parallels between the dads of other species and human dads. The use of the first person plural is inclusive, and invites readers to reflect on all the ways that dads make […]

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Oh The Things Mommies Do! (What Could Be Better Than Having Two?)

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI The message of this book is clear. If you have two moms, you are a lucky, lucky kid. “Mommies ride bikes and conquer the flu. They keep on the fridge the things that you drew. Mommies jump on trampolines and plant gardens too. They sing your favorite songs with you! Oh the things […]

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All the World

February 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee teamed up to create All the World,a book so beautiful that it received the Caldecott Honor last year. (The Caldecott Medal went to The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney.) Capturing the magic of everyday moments, this book boasts several scenes that vegetarian and […]

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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY The words that come to mind to describe “Where the Wild Things Are” are not ones I often use to describe things geared to kids. They’re words like melancholy, dark, and eerie. Reading Maurice Sendak’s book Where the Wild Things Are as an adult, the story enchants me as a vivid […]

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