Wishlist Wednesday (#4)

giphyIt turns out that I don’t make these Wishlist Wednesday posts too often. I’m not sure why…but maybe because the meme seems kind of inactive? There is no interaction on the host’s site, regarding these weekly posts. Because of this, I sometimes feel as if I’m just talking into an abyss. Another thing might be that these posts can sound a bit repetitive, like “I want this book because…blah blah blah.”

I’ll keep making these posts though, every once in a while so things don’t feel repetitive. And I also like having it as a backup for when I can’t do a WWW Wednesday post, like today. WWW is all about the book/s you’re reading now, recently finished, and reading next, and since this week’s books are the same as last weeks, that post would have been repetitive, 100%.

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The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi [Review]

512V926TIjL._SX417_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Tea Party in the Woods
Author: Akiko Miyakoshi
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Date Published: Aug. 1 2015
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: When a young girl named Kikko realizes her father has forgotten the pie he was supposed to bring to Grandma’s house, she offers to try and catch him as he makes his way through the woods. She hurriedly follows her father’s footprints in the snow and happens upon a large house she has never seen before. Curious, Kikko peers through the window, when she is startled by a small lamb wearing a coat and carrying a purse. Even more surprising, the lamb speaks, asking her in a kind voice, “Are you here for the tea party?” Suddenly, Kikko realizes her trip through the woods has turned into something magical.

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A Tale of Two Mommies and A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc, and Kristin Blackwood [Review]

Note: I will be discussing both of these books within the same review, because the writer for both books is the same, and one of the illustrators is also the same for both books. I would also review both books similarly anyway.

51jMnec1lQL._SX385_BO1,204,203,200_Title: A Tale of Two Mommies
Writer: Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator: Mike Blanc
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Vanita Books
Date Published: Sept. 1 2011
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too. A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds. This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.

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One Creepy Street: Annica’s Broom by Lee Jordan [Review]

514cVzbUN2L._SX384_BO1,204,203,200_Title: One Creepy Street: Annica’s Broom
Author: Lee Jordan
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Date Published: Feb. 13 2014
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Annica should not have texted and tried to re-tweet, For now she was falling towards One Creepy Street!

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Ooko by Esme Shapiro [ARC Review]

51zesgQtQXL._SX381_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Magic Words: From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit
Translator: Edward Field
Illustrator: Mike Blanc
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Tundra Books
Date Published: July 5 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Ooko has everything a fox could want: a stick, a leaf and a rock. Well, almost everything . . . Ooko wants someone to play with too! The foxes in town always seem to be playing with their two-legged friends, the Debbies. Maybe if he tries to look like the other foxes, one of the Debbies will play with him too. But when Ooko finally finds his very own Debbie, things don’t turn out quite as he had expected!

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The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires [Review]

51OsXr4lEOL._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Most Magnificent Thing
Author: Ashley Spires
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Date Published: April 1 2014
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. ?She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!? But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. Eventually, the girl gets really, really mad. She is so mad, in fact, that she quits. But after her dog convinces her to take a walk, she comes back to her project with renewed enthusiasm and manages to get it just right.

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The Great Carp Escape by Irish Beth Maddock [Review]

616hGy0us6L._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Great Carp Escape
Author: Irish Beth Maddock
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Word Alive Press
Date Published: Jan. 13 2015
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Tadpoles, clams, and minnows wow! For siblings Beth and Paul, growing up on a lake is fun… until they re startled by a fishy find along the shoreline. When they discover the scaly, moustached carp, they become afraid. Seasons pass, and Beth and Paul avoid the swampy reeds at all costs until a flood brings about a life-or-death situation for the creepy looking carp, right in their own backyard! With guidance from their father, will Beth and Paul be able to overcome their apprehensions about the carp and help save them before it s too late?

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