Where’d My Jo Go? By Jill Esbaum & Scott Brundage

Back of Book:When trucker Jo hits the open road, her faithful little doggy pal, Big Al, is always with her. The two make a fine traveling team until Big Al gets distracted after a potty break at a rest stop and wanders off. In her rush to get back on the road, Jo doesn’t realizeContinue reading “Where’d My Jo Go? By Jill Esbaum & Scott Brundage”

Play Like an Animal!: Why Critters Splash, Race, Twirl, and Chase By Maria Gianferrari & , Mia Powell

Back of Book: Dash! Hide! Splash! Ride! Exuberant text celebrates all the different ways animals play, from rhinos taking mud baths and parrots somersaulting through the air to kangaroos boxing and dolphins diving through the surf. Additional text explains how playing benefits animals. Fascinating back matter gives more information about the featured animals in the bookContinue reading “Play Like an Animal!: Why Critters Splash, Race, Twirl, and Chase By Maria Gianferrari & , Mia Powell”

Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys by Mike Unwin

Back of Book: Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. Travel around the globe with some of the world’s most incredible animals and discover their unique migration stories. My Review: I received a copy of this picture book fromContinue reading “Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys by Mike Unwin”

Take Your Pet to School Day By Linda Ashman

Back of Book: When pets show up with their kids at Maple View Elementary, it’s total chaos! These animals have no respect for school rules, and every class quickly gets out of hand. But why did they show up in the first place? Who said they could come? Could it have been…the pets themselves? ItContinue reading “Take Your Pet to School Day By Linda Ashman”

Don’t Let Them Disappear By by Chelsea Clinton

Back of Book: Did you know that blue whales are the largest animals in the world? Or that sea otters wash their paws after every meal? The world is filled with millions of animal species, and all of them are unique and special. Many are on the path to extinction. In this book, Chelsea ClintonContinue reading “Don’t Let Them Disappear By by Chelsea Clinton”

Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs By Melissa Stewart

Back of Book: Puny? Poky? Clumsy? Shy? A lighthearted look at the surprising traits that help some animals survive. Written with a lively, playful voice, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers introduces young readers to a variety of “animal underdogs” and explains how characteristics that might seem like weaknesses are critical for finding food and staying safeContinue reading “Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs By Melissa Stewart”

A Frog’s Life by Irene Kelly

Back of Book: Frogs, frogs, and more frogs! This exciting survey of the world’s frog species will introduce children to varieties as diverse as the golden poison frog (the planet’s most toxic animal), the Amau frog (so tiny it’s no bigger than a housefly), and the Chinese gliding frog (which can “fly” up to 17Continue reading “A Frog’s Life by Irene Kelly”

How Do You Take a Bath? by Kate McMullan

Back of Book: Follow elephants, pigs, monkeys, hippos, and more in this charming rhyming picture book from veteran author Kate McMullan. How does a pig take a bath? It sinks in the mud! What about a chicken? It thrashes about in dust! And a cat? Why, it licks itself clean, of course! Sydney Hanson’s adorableContinue reading “How Do You Take a Bath? by Kate McMullan”

If I Had a Gryphon By Vikki VanSickle

Back of Book: Sam just got a hamster for a pet. But the hamster is kind of boring … he just eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet. Inspired by her book of mythological creatures, Sam longs for a more exciting pet. But she soon realizes that taking care of these magical beasts mightContinue reading “If I Had a Gryphon By Vikki VanSickle”