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Mini Review: Old Bear

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes is a beautifully illustrated picture book that focuses on the seasons. In this story, Old Bear dreams about the different seasons as he hibernates for the winter. Each dream sequence features season-specific details with some fanciful notions, such as raining blueberries in the summer or crocuses big enough to sleep in during… Continue reading Mini Review: Old Bear

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Mini Review: This is Not My Hat

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen is a short tale of a small fish who took a coveted hat from a much, much larger fish. The small fish tries to justify his actions to the reader and brags of his plan to escape throughout the book. Let’s just say it didn’t work out for the little… Continue reading Mini Review: This is Not My Hat

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Mini Review: Is Your Mama a Llama?

The first time I read this, my “teacher brain” switched on and I thought, “What an awesome book for teaching descriptive writing!” Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino is a picture book about a  young Llama asking his friends about their mamas.  Each animal responds with a description of his or her maternal… Continue reading Mini Review: Is Your Mama a Llama?