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    Pip’s books from the old blog

    Edward the Emu

    Stella Fairy of the Forest

    Olivia, by Ian Falconer.

    This book is a work of art and the text is absolutely charming.

    Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
    A repetitive, rhyming, hilarious and wonderfully illustrated book that entertains parents and children alike.

    Sophie’s Masterpiece by Eileen Spinelli
    This book was recently given to us by our dear friends and has fast become a favourite! Sophie is a spider who is not your average arachnid because she is a highly talented artist. The story is absolutely lovely and the ending actually made me teary the first time I read it. Jane Dyer’s illustrations are divine; especially the vision of old Sophie creating her final masterpiece. You’ll love it!

    Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
    This book is a masterpiece. The illustrations are delicious and the story is a marvelous tale of friendship. Stellaluna is a baby fruit bat who gets separated from her mother and winds up being adopted by a family of birds. No description can do the book justice though; you’ll have to read it yourself. Pip never tires of hearing it and I love to read it.

    Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
    I’m in love with this book. Chrysanthemum is a mouse who adores her name until she goes to school and is ridiculed. The tale is absolutely adorable and Henkes keeps his adult readers as entertained as the children. All kids will love this book, but it would be especially perfect for a child with a unique name.
    Week Eight: (missed this one)

    Stella Fairy of the Forest by Marie-Louise Gay
    Pip loves the Stella and Sam series and we have this book in a ‘mini Stella’ version, so it’s a great size for little hands. Stella and her brother Sam have hilarious and realistic conversations about the world around them. The dialogue is charming and the illustrations
    The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg
    If you get this book, be sure to buy the 25th Anniversary Edition (2002). It’s WONDERFUL! Louis gets a birthday gift from his Scottish uncle-a tadpole. It becomes clear, after a short time, that the tadpole is no ordinary pet. The story is fun, and the illustrations have so much detail that you continue to discover new things long after the twentieth reading. This is a book that Pip keeps returning to, even after a few months of not reading it at all. Great for kids up to age 7 or 8.