Book Reviews

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons: A Japanese Folktale Book Poster Image
age 2+
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
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Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart Book Poster Image
age 3+
A giant saves the day in muy magical story.
By Pat Mora
(2006)
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The Talking Eggs: A Folktale From the American South Book Poster Image
age 4+
A lesson in humanity laced with humor and magic.
By Robert D. San Souci
(1989)
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy, inventive take on West African folktale.
By Verna Aardema
(1975)
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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mocking monkeys, rewarding repetition make this a classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina
(1969)
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The Little Red Hen Book Poster Image
age 4+
Another Pinkney classic worth clucking about.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2006)
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The Mitten (20th Anniversary Edition) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Elegant art makes this anniversary edition a real treasure.
By Jan Brett
(2009)
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I Am Tama, Lucky Cat Book Poster Image
age 4+
Japanese legend vividly told in striking picture book.
By Wendy Henrichs
(2011)
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The Three Little Pigs (Folk Tale Classics) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Charming, sweetly illustrated version of classic story.
By Paul Galdone, Joanna C. Galdone
(2011)
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More Caps for Sale: Another Tale of Mischievous Monkeys Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mimicking monkeys pursue peddler in sequel true to classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina, Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer
(2015)
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But Who Will Bell the Cats? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.
By Cynthia von Buhler
(2009)
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Cloud Tea Monkeys Book Poster Image
age 5+
Folk tale steeped in rich language and elegant art.
By Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
(2010)
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Stone Soup Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Heartwarming folk tale teaches kids the joy of sharing.
By Heather Forest
(2005)
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Just So Stories Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
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Feathers and Fools Book Poster Image
age 6+
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
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The Rainbow Bridge Book Poster Image
age 6+
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
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Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables Book Poster Image
age 6+
These fables are solid goofiness.
By Jon Scieszka
(1998)
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Way Up and Over Everything Book Poster Image
age 7+
Folktale about hope, flying, and the magic of storytelling.
By Alice McGill
(2008)
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The Adventures of Odysseus Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
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Golem Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Giant legend too heady and scary for little ones.
By David Wisniewski
(2007)
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