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Song and Dance Man

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Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.
Stone Soup

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Three hungry soldiers come to town and teach the people how to make a delicious soup with stones (and added ingredients).
Sylvester & The Magic Pebble

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Sylvester finds a magic pebble, but when he sees a lion, he gets scared and wishes he was a rock, which makes it hard to wish again.
The Snowy Day

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Peter goes out to play in the snow.
Rosie's Walk

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A hen goes for a walk, unaware that a fox is following her.
And Then It's Spring

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This book was getting rave reviews and big hype because it is illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Erin E. Stead. It was okay. Part of it is that I expected more and I was underwhelmed. It was kind of ant-climatic, when the day everything is finally sprouting and green definitely has more energy - a vibrance that is not conveyed through the text or the illustration. It started out a little poetic ("First you have brown, all around you have brown"), but then it isn't so poetic. I don't know why the bears were added; it detracts from the main line of the story, although kids may find it amusing. The book can be used in language arts: the anticipated change from brown to green in the yard (one of my favorite moments), is one example of color change in nature. Name and describe some others (dusk, dawn, leaves, the change from green to brown).
Sammy Spider's First Purim

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A young spider wants to join in a s Josh and his mother bake hamantaschen, make a costume, and spin the grogger in celebration of Purim.
What a Wonderful World

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Illustrated version of the song made popular by Louis Armstrong
The Runaway Tortilla

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In this southwestern version of the Gingerbread Man, a tortilla runs away from the woman who is about to cook him.
Timothy and the Dragon's Gate

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I thought I would enjoy the "boy on an adventure" aspect, but I am not a fan of "magical" books, so it was hard to keep my attention on the story of a boy babysitting a dragon and bringing it back to China. I do recommend it to library patrons - especially boys who have been dinosaur fans.
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