One bright, clear Sunday morning, Edmund Bigsnout, love wolf, found himself very, very hungry. Hungry for a city bunny. So, Edmond Bigsnout grabbed a knife from his kitchen, hopped on his bike, and headed for the city in search of the perfect city bunny.
Edmond Bigsnout is the classic, and classy, hungry wolf on the prowl for a big, juicy bunny to have for lunch. As with most stories featuring a wolf on the hunt, Edmond must face many obstacles to obtain his goal.
In the city, Edmond finds the perfect bunny, but he encounters multiple obstacles in the form of the bunny’s neighbors and must start over from the beginning in another attempt.
I found this book to be interesting and my children seem to enjoy it well enough. Originally published in France, therefore I am also assuming it was published in French, it is difficult to tell that it is a translation. Even the words in the illustrations have been converted to English.
The illustrations are quaint and the colors drab, creating the mood of the wolf on the hunt. Small bits of lively color throughout, foreshadow the happy ending to come.
Personally, this will not become a favorite read of mine, simply because, to me, there seems to have been something lost in translation. My children do not feel the same way, and I am sure there are many who agree with them.
I would recommend this book to children who enjoy “The Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood.”
I received my copy of this book from LibraryThing.com for the sole purpose of providing an honest review. I am currently seeking permission from the publishers to use an image of the cover artwork above.
Veggie Town Values: Field of Beans: A lesson in Faith by Doug Peterson, Illustrated by Michael Moore
Junior Asparagus is facing some adversity on his little league team. When Junior strikes out, causing his team to lose, another boy on the team pressures him into getting a good luck charm, like the rest of the team. Junior doesn’t believe in good luck charms, but now he is not so sure.
When Junior wanders into the Treasure Trove Bookstore to ask Mr. O’Malley for a four leaf clover, Mr. O’Malley gives him a book called “Field of Dreams,” instead. Junior is transported into the book, where he meets a prophet named Eli and the team for the Baal City Relics. Will Eli’s faith in God help him win against the Baal City Relics and will Junior learn to stand up for what he believes in, even if it means going against the crowd?
I absolutely adore this book. I grew up watching the VeggieTales movies and my children highly enjoy them as well.
This book is different, in ways, from the movies, which I particularly like. I love how they take a story from the Bible and turn it into a story that is easier for small children to relate to.
The illustrations are great, the characters look like the characters from the movies, making it easier for my children, who can’t read on their own yet, to recognize the characters and understand who is who.
I bought my copy of this book at a local thrift store. I have been granted permission from the publishers at Zonderkidz to use an image of the cover artwork above.
We have all heard at least one Child's Prayer in our lives, whether we said them ourselves as children or we heard them on television, we have heard them. These prayers were created to help young children talk to God. For parents who wish to teach these prayers to their children, it can be hard to know where to begin, especially if they no longer remember the prayers. This book makes learning the prayers easy for both parents and children with its engaging images and small size.
I think this book is very cute. The illustrations are bright and engaging and my children love them. They have all kinds of pictures, from the whole family together to one child playing by him self. These pictures help to convey that prayer can happen at anytime and anywhere.
The prayers themselves are, for the most part, simple and easy to read. Some of them have a bit of a stumble factor, but most of them are simple. They are also very easy for children to understand.
MY greatest worry about this book would have to be the thin pages. These pages are not super thin but they are thin and I worry about small children accidentally ripping the pages when they are turning them.
I received my copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for the sole purpose of an honest review.
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