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  • The market bowl - Read On
    be less than appetizing and Mama instructs her to feed it to the goats the child hides it instead After Mama s stew is finished she heaps it into a bowl and asks for the ancestors blessing on it You must always ask a fair price for our food instructs Mama or Brother Coin will remove the blessings of our ancestors from the bowl Mama s stew is quickly sold at the market When one more customer requests it Yoyo produces her own bowl The buyer refuses her price so Yoyo lets his coins fall to the ground No one buys Mama s stew for many weeks and Yoyo realizes she must think of a clever way to trick Brother Coin into returning his blessing Mama and Yoyo are dressed in delightful printed clothing and the busy marketplace is a feast of patterns and color Similarly Brother Coin is a giant of a man who sits upon a rock throne doling out his form of justice for rule breakers with a comedic quality This is a gem of a tale that will feed the soul and the recipe for Mama Cecile s stew is included Carol Connor Cincinnati Public Schools

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  • The Super Bowl - Read On
    38 A New Generation p 48 Timeline p 58 Championship Overview p 60 Glossary p 61 For More Information p 62 Index p 64 About the Author p 64 Terms of Use Summary What makers a great athlete become legendary It s often their performance on the biggest stage When a championship is on the line the legends take their games to another level delivering epic performances and etching their

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  • The three little pigs - Read On
    Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary Three little pigs go off to explore the world and build homes of their very own One uses straw another sticks and a third tries bricks But what will happen to each little piggy when the Big Bad Wolf come along and says I ll HUFF and I ll PUFF and I ll BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN Emily Bolam s adorable illustrations and

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  • Drawing horror-movie monsters - Read On
    Details Home Fiction D Drawing horror movie monsters Drawing horror movie monsters Author Jantner Janos Publisher 2013 ISBN 9781477703083 library binding Find in Library Reader Reviews

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  • Drawing monsters from great books - Read On
    ISBN 9781477703137 library binding Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary Some of today s favorite books are horror stories Now readers can create some of their personal favorites on the page using their own creativity and simple tools Step

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  • The museum - Read On
    Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted K Gr 3 In rhyming couplets a girl describes her reactions to the exhibits in an art museum A painting of a ballerina makes her want to pose Van Gogh makes her all twirly whirly some blue Cubism makes her sad and blue and she collapses in giggles at the sight of some squiggly abstract art Finally a blank white canvas first confuses then inspires her as she thinks of all the art she could fill it with This book s strong point is the way it communicates a fresh playful childlike perspective on art and normalizes childlike responses to it The idea that posing laughing and curious questions are all appropriate museum behavior may be a new one for both children and parents and knowing this is sure to make for more enjoyable museum visits Unfortunately the pedestrian verse scans quite awkwardly lessening the impact of the text The explanation of the blank canvas is misleading as well a white canvas hanging in a museum is likely not mine to fill the way I choose as the narrator concludes On the other hand the cartoon illustrations are pleasantly uncluttered and full of energy They include riffs on several famous works of art though they are not identified by name and artist An additional purchase Rachael Stein Eastern Shore Regional Library Salisbury MD c Copyright 2013 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission When I see a work of art something happens in my heart So begins the journey of a young girl through a museum where the pictures she sees set off a whirlwind of emotions The Starry Night gets her all twirly whirly twinkly sparkly super swirly Munch s The Scream is frightful But it s the huge blank canvas on the wall that stops her in her tracks What does it mean Is it a joke But when she closes her eyes the girl sees colors and shapes in her head and realizes she can create a picture with her own ideas and imagination The rhymed text captures the excitement of a being sparked by art though the poetry is forced at times Reynolds breezy pictures overcome the shortcomings in ink drawings touched with colors that have their own twirly whirly movement Set against crisp white pages both the girl and the pictures she views stand out A note about the pictures and artists the book references would have added to the book s usefulness but still this is a fun read aloud Cooper Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist Terms of Use Summary When I see a work of art something happens in my heart As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of the art museum she finds herself on an exciting adventure Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her silliness curiosity joy and ultimately inspiration When confronted

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  • The steadfast tin soldier - Read On
    ballerina As in the original story the tin soldier s love for the beautiful ballerina is thwarted by a goblin The tin soldier is separated from the other toys and washed down a sewer where he encounters a rat and gets swallowed by a fish but somehow against all odds he manages to end up back home only to be cast into the nursery fire Rylant adds her own twist

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  • Math at the train station - Read On
    Library 2013 ISBN 9781432971540 hb Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary This book looks at math at the train station and includes chapters on counting measuring telling time and shapes The final page of each chapter ends with a

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