Monday, July 15, 2013

Mini Monday #45

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!

Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo by Ayun Halliday
Illustrated by Dan Santat

Hardcover, 32 pages
May 5th 2009 by Disney-Hyperion
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What is it about zoo residents? Is it because they're cooped up all day with nothing better to do? Is it because they lack the appropriate clothing for their unusual size and shape? Is there no laundry service? Whatever the reason, whenever you go to the zoo, what can you be sure to see? Heinies, and plenty of 'em. From demure to bodacious, Ayun Halliday and Dan Santat are finally willing to show us the true appeal of the zoo--There are always heinies, and lots of 'em.

Well, there really isn’t a lot to say about this book except that it is a rhyming book about animal butts. I picked it up because of course the title intrigued me and I knew my kids would think that is a funny title. Well they did think it was funny but in a crude way so if you don’t like that kind of stuff then you should probably stay clear of this book. The boys liked the end of the book the best when the little boy decided he was going to change his clothes in public. Even though I wouldn’t have given it this rating, it is the boys choice and they liked it.


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Mabel O’Leary Put Peas in Her Ear-y by Mary Delaney
Illustrated by Kathy Couri

Hardcover, 28 pages
September 1st 2005 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Mabel O’Leary Was growing quite weary Of staring alone at her food Poor Mabel can’t leave the dinner table until she eats all of her peas. When she decides to hide them in her ears instead, Mabel can’t hear a thing her mother says. This causes a comedy of errors! The zany rhyme and its playful illustrations will have young readers holding their bellies with laughter and cheering for more.

This was cute rhyming book about a little girl named Mabel O’Leary. Mabel did not want to eat her peas. So she figured out a unique way to make them disappear just like her mom wanted. Having peas in her ears obviously makes it hard to say so this leads to some funny chaos. My older son really like how Mabel would repeat the things she thought her mom had said. He thought that was pretty funny. He also liked the end of the book. (He tends to like the ends of a lot of books). It’s pretty funny to watch the mom go from calm and collected to rather haggard looking just from getting worn out from Mabel’s antics.


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