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Review of the Day: Layla’s Head Scarf by Miriam Cohen

Layla’s Head Scarf By Miriam Cohen Illustrated by Ronald Himler Star Bright Books $15.95 ISBN: 978-1059572-177-8 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. Picture books serve all kinds of purposes. Some are meant to entertain. Others to instruct. Some deal with concrete subjects, and others are more emotional. Today I was asked at my library to come [...]

Review of the Day: Big Wolf and Little Wolf by Nadine Brun-Cosme

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Big Wolf and Little Wolf By Nadine Brun-Cosme Illustrated by Olivier Tallec Enchanted Lion Books $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-59270-084-4 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. It’s seems strange to say that different countries produce different flavors of children’s literature, but it’s true. The Dutch books feel one way, the Japanese another. And the French books… well, where [...]

Review of the Day: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

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The Curious Garden By Peter Brown Little, Brown and Company $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-316-01547-9 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. They say that children’s books are inherently didactic. Particularly those of the picture book variety. There’s an idea that you can’t tell a story to a child without including some of your own personal values in the [...]

Review of the Day: Machines Go To Work by William Low

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Machines Go to Work By William Low Henry Holt and Company $14.95 ISBN: 978-0-8050-8759-8 Ages 4-8 On shelves now In his 1975 Introduction to his book Dandelion Wine Ray Bradbury has this to say about children and the ugliness of the mechanical world. “Trains and boxcars and the smell of coal and fire are not [...]