Book review of “La Cucaracha Martina” by Daniel Moreton

Martina is a cute roach that does not like the city life.  The loud noises hurt her tiny ears and do not allow her to sleep.  One night while trying to sleep Martina hears a soft, sweet, sound. She starts searching for the source of the beautiful sound and in that process she meets all […]

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Book review of “Ten Big Toes and a Prince’s Nose” by Nancy Gow

Ten Big Toes and A  Prince’s Nose by Nancy Gow is the story of a prince and princess who meet, fall in love and get married to apparently live happily ever after. The unusual aspect of the tale  is that both the prince and princess have significant deformities. The princess has freakishly large feet, and […]

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Book review of “Rapunzel” by Sarah Gibb

    In this beautiful retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, the beautiful Rapunzel is locked away in a tall, tall tower. She is visited only by the little creatures of the forest and the witch who has imprisoned her. Until one day, a handsome prince, passing by on his horse, is transfixed by […]

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Review of “The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Andersen and Maja Dusiková.

For my April review I read “The Princess and the Pea,” a story by Hans Christian Andersen. The version I read was first published in German as “Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse” by NordSüd Verlag, Zürich in 2007. The English version was published in 2012 and illustrated by Maja Dusiková. This lovely book tells the […]

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“One Cool Friend” by Toni Buzzeo

    I found the book, “One Cool Friend” to be a totally charming read. It isn’t the sort of thing I would ordinarily pick up to preview, but our assignment was to review one of the awards or honors books, so I decided to give it a try. I usually tend towards soft, lush, […]

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