Reviews and Blog Posts: animals

Waiting for winter

by Sebastian Meschenmoser

DPL Rating:
5

A deer tells a squirrel about snow, "White and wet and cold and soft." The squirrel decides to stay awake this winter and see the snow. The squirrel's attempts to stay awake (vigorous exercise, singing sea shanties) wake up a hedgehog and a squirrel, who also want to see this...

A penguin story

by Antoinette Portis

DPL Rating:
5

Edna the penguin is surrounded by black, white, and blue. Is there anything else out there? The other penguins just want to play and eat, but Edna follows her curious heart and sets out to find something more. A celebration of looking beyond the world that surrounds you and into...

Dog diaries : secret writings of the WOOF Society

by Betsy Cromer Byars

DPL Rating:
0
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Purebred dogs and mutts gather together in a dark abandoned building for the first annual meeting of WOOF (Words of Our Friends). Old, gray Beauregard calls the meeting to order. He explains how dogs have been working for years to promote a worldwide understanding that dogs actually have advanced vocabularies...

Acorns everywhere!

by Kevin Sherry

DPL Rating:
0

A squirrel hurries to bury acorns for the winter. Gather! Dig! Bury! Acorns are hidden everywhere. Then a bear appears! Does he want the squirrel? Does he want the acorns? Squirrel is so surprised to see the bear. Now where are those buried acorns?

Felicity Floo visits the zoo

by E. S Redmond

DPL Rating:
0

Something terrible has happened at the zoo! All of the animals are sick. They have a green hue and fevers of one hundred and two. The lions won't roar, the tigers can only mew, and the hyenas are crying boo-hoo. It all began when Felicity Floo came to the zoo...

Before you were mine

by Maribeth Boelts

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A boy who adopts a rescue dog imagines what his dog's life was like before he joined the family. What was his name? What did he like to do? Did the dog once dream of having his very own boy?

Wild things

by Clay Carmichael

DPL Rating:
4

This is the story of learning to trust and finding your family. Zoe is an orphan who basically raised herself, even before her mother died. She's sent to live with Uncle Henry, who is a famous heart surgeon turned withdrawn sculptor. He tries to relate to Zoe, but his moods...

Big cat, small cat

by Ami Rubinger

DPL Rating:
0

Delight in the diversity of cats! Your child will love helping to fill in the blank at the end of every page and learn about opposites at the same time. Everyone will enjoy the illustrations of the many colors, moods, shapes, sizes, and locations of the cats in this simple...

Binky the space cat

by Ashley Spires

DPL Rating:
4

Binky has just received word from F.U.R.S.T (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel): he is now Space Cat qualified. Join Binky as he trains for his mission to leave Earth (and the house!), explore new worlds, and battle aliens (well, bugs). He builds his rocket ship, packs his...

The hermit crab

by Carter Goodrich

DPL Rating:
0

The Hermit Crab is very shy and doesn't want anyone to notice him. When he finds a new "shell" that looks like a superhero, he doesn't realize how the other crabs and fish will react. A trap drops to the sea floor and traps Flounder. Hermit Crab accidentally comes to...

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