Caring to Compromise: The Outside Dog

Wednesday, May 2, 2007.

The Outside DogAuthor: Charlotte Pomerantz (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jennifer Plecas (on JOMB)
Published: 1995 Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064441873

It’s not often that an early reader turns the whole family to putty, but this simple story of a grandfather with the strength to bend does just that time after time. If you can put up with all the gushing and cooing we do in this review, you’ll be all set for the response of your little one!

Other books mentioned:

Good Clean Fun: The Piggy in The Puddle

Friday, December 22, 2006.

The Piggy in the PuddleAuthor: Charlotte Pomerantz (on JOMB)
Illustrator: James Marshall
Published: 1989 Aladdin
ISBN: 0689712936

Crackling with lipsmackingly silly rhyme and hilarious James Marshall illustrations, this book is like read aloud popcorn — I bet you can’t stop after just one page.

Soundalike Silliness: Dear Deer

Wednesday, October 15, 2008.

 Dear Deer: A Book of HomophonesAuthor: Gene Barretta (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Gene Barretta
Published: 2007 Henry Holt and Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0805081046 Amazon

Fabulously friendly, humorous illustrations and silly tongue twisting text aside, who would have guessed that a book highlighting use, meanings and spellings of identically sounding words could be so fascinating to a seven year old reader? We didn’t, but it is.

Other books mentioned:

HOTLINE VOICES: PJ Rooks tells us about The Day they Parachuted Cats Into Borneo: A Drama of Ecology (play by Charlotte Pomerantz scenery by Jose Aruego) which is, sadly, out of print.


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