Dimple-matic Immunity: I Always, Always Get My Way

Friday, August 21, 2009.

I Always, Always Get My WayAuthor: Thad Krasnesky (on JOMB)
Illustrator: David Parkins (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Flashlight Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780979974649

Cute only gets you so far in the real world. Capturing the glee of victory and the sting of defeat, this hilariously illustrated rhyming book lets us laugh at our own (and our little sibling’s) attempts to prove otherwise.

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Pop over to The Boy Reader for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

HOTLINE VOICES: Cathy Miller, “The Literacy Ambassador”, alerts us about Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury).

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Accept No Substitute: I Need My Monster

Saturday, March 7, 2009.

I Need My MonsterAuthor: Amanda Noll (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Howard McWilliam (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Flashlight Press
ISBN: 0979974623

Masterfully lit fisheyed views, fur, fangs, claws and interesting perspectives make six monsters just scary enough to spotlight the spunk of the picky, pajamaed lad who screens them.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Joe, a bartender at Northern Bowl in Philadelphia, escapes doing an encore dramatic reading of his childhood favourite, Greeen Eggs and Ham (by Dr. Seuss).

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A Boy’s Eye View: The Ring Bear

Friday, April 6, 2007.

The Ring BearAuthor: David Michael Slater
Illustrator: S. G. Brooks
Published: 2004 Flashlight Press
ISBN: 0972922512

Funky illustrations, full of action and emotion, contrast the frustration of an imaginative young boy with the misinterpreted ‘reality’ of his mom’s impending marriage. It’s a palpable reminder of the power of perception — but our daughters come back for the laughs.

Supreme Esteem: Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick

Wednesday, March 14, 2007.

Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick Author: Roz Rosenbluth
Illustrator: Maurie J. Manning
Published: 2005 Flashlight Press
ISBN: 0972922555

Told from the perspective of a caring school boy and brought to life by breezy, evocative illustrations, this uplifting story propels us from feelings of adoration and honour, through dread and embarrassment and, finally, to understanding and appreciation. Who says nice guys finish last?


Friday, October 13, 2006.

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