The Cardboard Piano by Lynne Rae Perkins

The Cardboard Piano Lynne Rae Perkins Greenwillow (2008) ISBN 9780061542657 Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 7) for Reader Views (7/08)   This is a fun story about two best friends named Debbie and Tina. They liked to be together and play dress up and have a good time. Debbie loved to play piano and Tina [...]

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

Old Bear Kevin Henkes Greenwillow (2008) ISBN 9780061552052 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (8/08)   “Old Bear” is the story of a bear hibernating in the winter and dreaming that he is a cub again.  He dreams of sleeping in a giant crocus, clouds raining [...]

It’s Christmas! (I Can Read Book 3) by Jack Prelutsky

It’s Christmas! (I Can Read Book 3) Jack Prelutsky Greenwillow (2008) ISBN 9780060537067 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 6) for Reader Views (8/08) “It’s Christmas!” by Jack Prelutsky is a collection of twelve funny poems about Christmas.  My favorite poem was “My Christmas Pup” which is about a girl who got a very cute puppy [...]

Cat Nights by Jane Manning

Cat Nights Jane Manning Greenwillow (2008) ISBN 9780061138881 Reviewed by Brooke James (age 4.5) for Reader Views (10/08) “Cat Nights” is about a witch, Felicity, who has always wanted to turn herself into a cat.  On her 263rd birthday, she finally gets her wish.  There is a problem, though.  A witch can only change into [...]

Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes

Bird Lake Moon Kevin Henkes Greenwillow (2008) ISBN 9780061470790 Reviewed by Brianne Plach (age 10) for Reader Views (7/08) Have you ever been convinced something is wrong and found out later that it wasn’t that way? Imaginations are great things, except that sometimes your imagination can run wild and make you think something entirely different than the truth. Spencer is [...]

Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face: And Other Poems: Some of the Best of Jack Prelutsky by Jack Prelutsky

Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face: And Other Poems: Some of the Best of Jack Prelutsky Jack Prelutsky Greenwillow (2008) ISBN 9780061576539 Reviewed by Quinn Bankler (age 6) for Reader Views (9/08) “Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face” is a book of poems by Jack Prelutsky.  The poems are short. My favorite [...]

Awful Ogre Running Wild by Jack Prelutsky

Awful Ogre Running Wild Jack Prelutsky Greenwillow (2008) ISBN 9780066238661 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 6) for Reader Views (10/08) “Awful Ogre Running Wild” by Jack Prelutsky is a book of funny poems about ogres doing funny things.  One poem is about ogres exercising by lifting ship anchors and boulders and breaking the floor and [...]