Reviews by adimarzo
"Sheep in a Jeep" is a fun rhyming book using words like "sheep," "jeep," "steep," "beep" and "cheap." Nice pacing. Fun to read and easy for young children to learn to add in the next word. Cute illustrations.
This is one of the lesser well known books by Margaret Wise Brown (author of "Goodnight Moon") but it is a wonderful story. It has great pacing and rhythm and, after a few read-throughs, is enjoyable to read aloud. I love the detailed illustrations (when the story mentions a hen and 10 eggs, you can count all 10 eggs).
"Make Way for Ducklings" is a classic children's book, telling the story of a duck family that makes its home in Boston, Massachusetts. Those familiar with Boston will enjoy the illustrations and references to Boston landmarks such as Boston Garden, Charles River and Beacon Hill. Children will enjoy seeing and hearing about the mother and father ducks and their eight ducklings as they make their way through the streets of Boston (with a little help from such human friends). If you visit Boston, make sure you find the Make Way for Ducklings statutes in the Boston Garden. A definite photo opp!
This is a nicely illustrated version of the classic monkeys-jumping-on-the-bed story. Although the moral of the story is that the monkeys all got hurt jumping on the bed, I'm always afraid my daughter will be more encouraged than ever to jump on the bed after seeing the cute monkeys in their pajamas doing it.
This is not a quick bedtime read, but it is a good one for slightly older children (2 or 3 and up) who have the attention span to sit still for a longer story. The topics may also frighten some children (Frances encounters what she thinks are scary objects in the dark). But I enjoy all of the Frances books. In this book in particular, I appreciate Frances' calm, sensible parents who are never ruffled by Frances' continuous attempts to stay up late.