A Stinky, Tinka Ditty: Fun Dog, Sun Dog

Friday, June 5, 2009.

Fun Dog, Sun DogAuthor: Deborah Heiligman (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Tim Bowers (on JOMB)
Published: 2005 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761455310

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Sunshine, shenanigans and loads of jingly rhyme make this cheery little board book a perfect preschool pick.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Twin sisters Rosie (6) and Ronnie (6) tell us about their favourite rhyming books, One Duck Stuck (by Phyllis Root and Jane Chapman) and Hop on Pop (by Dr. Seuss).

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Rules, Rudeness & Rivalry: Little Sister and the Month Brothers

Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

Little Sister and the Month BrothersAuthor: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Margot Tomes (on JOMB)
Published: 1976 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780761455462

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With its chatty narrative, droll dialogue and playfully illustrated play-by-play, this plucky retelling of the traditional Slavic tale is practically bound theatre.

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Who Needs Weddings?: The Fiesta Dress (A Quinceanera Tale)

Friday, May 15, 2009.

Fiesta Dress: A Quinceanera TaleAuthor: Caren McCormack (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Martha Avilés (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761454675

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Earth toned preparations and pastel pomp treat us to a slightly slighted little sibling’s view of what seems like a very cool coming of age tradition.

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Don’t Dis Diversity: Silly Tilly

Friday, April 24, 2009.

Silly TillyAuthor: Eileen Spinelli (on JOMB)
Illustrator: David Slonim (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761455256

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Rhyming triplets and edge-to-edge smile-inducing illustrations follow the carefree foolishness of an unconventional goose and remind us to savour the spice of life.

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Death Defying, Doubted Deeds: Marco Polo

Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

Marco PoloAuthor: Demi  (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Demi
Published: 2008 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761454330

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It’s hard to believe that fifty-six pages of 700 year old travel details could consistently engross two seven and nine year old girls. Hard to believe, but, in the case of this beautifully illustrated and mesmerizing window to the world, nothing but the truth.

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You can read more about the veracity debate over Marco Polo’s incredulous journey here.

HOTLINE VOICES: A listener tells us about a book loved by both herself and son, the rhythmic and rhyming Bear Wants More (by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman).

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Thanks to our daughter Lucy (9) for contributing the title of this post.

Rug Rat Rhyme: My Pup

Friday, January 2, 2009.

My PupAuthor: Margaret O’Hair (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Tammie Lyon (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 076145389X

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Large, happy images and simple, four line “one potato, two, potato” style rhyme make this perky pooch poem a peachy preschool pick.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC Radio‘s The Next Chapter (available as a podcast), reflects on a childhood favourite, The Golden Phoenix and Other Fairy Tales from Quebec (by Marius Barbeau and Michael Hornyansky).

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A Poem Run: Baseball Hour

Friday, December 26, 2008.

Baseball HourAuthor: Carol Nevius (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Bill Thomson (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453806

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Smooth, action-packed close-ups and enthusiastic rhyme focus on the glorious details of little league practice in this almost 3D glimpse of spring.

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HOTLINE VOICES: Anita Newburt shares a favourite and cat-lover’s delight, Mister Got to Go: The cat that wouldn’t leave, based on a true story (by Lois Simmie and Cynthia Nugent).

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Idol Ambition: The Fisherman and the Turtle

Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

The Fisherman and the TurtleAuthor: Eric Kimmel (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Martha Avilés (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453873

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Cheery, stylized illustrations and friendly, informal narration breath new life into this traditional tale of fish, wishes and contentment.

You can read more about Tenochtitlán and Aztec gods here and here.

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Roamin’ Numerals: Missing Math (A Number Mystery)

Friday, July 11, 2008.

Missing Math (A Number Mystery)Author: Loreen Leedy (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Loreen Leedy
Published: 2007 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453857

Shocked expressions, rhyming clamor and high contrast chaos create a dazzling disguise for this sneaky introduction to the importance of numbers.

You can read the interesting history of this book here.

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Heartwarming Silliness: Sleepover Larry

Saturday, May 24, 2008.

Sleepover LarryAuthor: Daniel Manus Pinkwater (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jill Pinkwater (on JOMB)
Published: 2007 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453148

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Grease your muffin tins and defrost your blueberries, it’s time for another adventure in friendship and frivolity as two thrillingly familiar polar bears let the good times roll at Larry’s first ever sleepover.

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Soapy Sibling Sunshine: Kid Tea

Wednesday, July 18, 2007.

Kid TeaAuthor: Elizabeth Ficocelli
Illustrator: Glin Dibley
Published: 2007 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761453334

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Rhythmic strings of percussive rhyme and a reliably repetitive refrain give this colourful celebration of the simple joys of summer the begging-to-be-memorized-and-shouted-out feel of a classic skipping song.

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