Monday, June 3, 2013

Mini Monday #41

Mini Monday: Where my son and I do two “mini” reviews on two children’s books. Each book will get a Thumbs up, Middle Thumb, or Thumbs down rating!

Nothing by Jon Agee
32 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Disney-Hyperion
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Otis has an antique shop crammed to the gills with stuff. So he's delighted when someone comes in and buys it all. Next day, Suzie Gump arrives, the shop is empty, full of nothing, and Suzy loves it-and takes it all. Suzie has set a trend, and soon everybody is craving nothing-the stores are full of it. It's only when there's not even a towel for drying off after a bath that Suzie realizes she may have gone a bit too far. Funny and silly, this is another solid entry by Agee.


This book was pretty cute. My son liked it that people were dumb enough to pay for nothing. Suzie Gump is the rich lady of the town and she buys any and everything she wants. So when she discovers that Otis has nothing to sell she decides that she has too much stuff and nothing is exactly what she needs. The other shop owners and everyone else in town are just amazed and think that there must be something to buying nothing. It quickly becomes out of control. The illustrations in this book are pretty basic but we liked that about the book. There are mostly full page graphics but not a ton of detail in the pitcures.


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Spooky Hour by Tony Mitton
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Orchard

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From the creators of DINOSAURUMPUS! comes their new Halloween picture book about counting.

"Listen! Hush! Oooh, what's that sound? The midnight spooks are coming round." Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees team up again to create another fun-filled book. Halloween is the setting as kids rhyme their way through the night and to a spook-filled birthday party. Emphasized sounds such as "CLICKETY CLACK" and "HISSSSS!" will allow younger children to enjoy the fun of reading. Parker-Rees's illustrations, in the tradition of DINOSAURUMPUS! and K IS FOR KISSING A COOL KANGAROO, are sure to delight.

This is a rhyming number book that would be perfectly suited around Halloween time. My son however, wanted one right now. This book counts down different types of attendees going to a birthday party. There are all types of different things from cats and owls to ghosts and skeletons. My son really liked how the words were laid out on the pages. They were positioned on different things so some of them are wavy and one page has the words going down a set of stairs. There are completely full page illustrations in this book. Some of them had lots of stuff going on to look at.


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