The Tiptoeing Tiger – Philippa Leathers

The Tiptoeing Tiger by Philippa Leathers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Animals, Siblings, Humor


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Everyone knows that tigers are sleek, silent, and totally terrifying . . . most tigers, that is. But no one is afraid of Little Tiger. He’s just too small and clumsy to frighten anyone. Determined to prove that he is terrifying, Little Tiger sets out on tiptoe, creeping through the forest to find someone to scare. He gets yawned at and laughed at, but Little Tiger won’t give up. Is there any animal in the forest who will find him just as sleek, silent, and totally terrifying as the bigger tigers? Continue reading

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Petra – Marianna Coppo

Petra by Marianna Coppo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
Publisher: Tundra Books
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Existentialism, Personification


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Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain . . . until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is tossed into a bird’s nest. A mountain? No, Petra is now an egg! An egg of the world in a world of possibility. Until she’s flung into a pond, and becomes an amazing island . . . and, eventually, a little girl’s pet rock. What will she be tomorrow? Who knows? But she’s a rock, and this is how she rolls! Continue reading

How to Grow a Dinosaur – Jill Esbaum

How to Grow a Dinosaur by Jill EsbaumHow to Grow a Dinosaur by Jill Esbaum

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018
Publisher: Dial
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Animals, Family, Siblings, Child Rearing


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Good news: Your mom’s hatching a baby! Bad news: Babies take their sweet time. And when the baby finally hatches? He’s too little to play! He mostly screeches, eats, burps, sleeps, and poops. He doesn’t even know he’s a dinosaur! That’s where you come in. You can teach the baby just about everything–from peek-a-boo to roaring to table manners to bedtime. Growing a dinosaur is a big job, but you’re perfect for it. Why? Because one thing your baby brother wants more than anything . . . is to be just like you. Continue reading

Uni the Unicorn – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: Random House BFYR
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Animals, Dreams, Friendship


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In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true. Continue reading