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Review of the Day: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The One and Only Ivan By Katherine Applegate Illustrated by Patricia Castelao Harper Collins $16.99 ISBN: 9780-06-199225-4 Ages 9-12 On shelves now All right, the topic is Famous Ape Books of Children’s Literature. And . . . go. Care to name any? Well there’s Curious George, of course (often mistakenly called a monkey in spite […]

Barnyard Iconography

Sitting down with an agent from CAA yesterday the conversation turned, as all conversations must, to Olivia.  The Falconer pig, that is.  There was some speculation as to why Olivia is as popular as she is.  Her personality is certainly in the vein of Eloise, of course, albeit with better influences in her life.  But […]

Review of the Day: The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale By Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright Illustrated by Barry Moser Peachtree Press $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-56145-595-9 Ages 7-12 On shelves October 1, 2011 Animal stories. Done well and you get something like Charlotte’s Web or The Incredible Journey. Done poorly and you cannot name for me […]

Review of the Day: Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings

Guinea Dog By Patrick Jennings Egmont USA $15.99 ISBN: 978-1-60684-053-5 Ages 7-11 On shelves now. Right over here! Look this way! Over here! TWEET! You looking? Yeah, so right over we’ve got ourselves a Patrick Jennings fan. Yup. Patrick Jennings. The guy who wrote that fantastic We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes, along with approximately a […]