1 Sentence Book Reviews: A Trip to the Library

We went to the library recently, and picked up a couple gems*

Hand, Hand, Fingers ThumbHand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins, Illustrated by Eric Gurney

A book about a Woodstock for beatnik monkeys.

(Purchase this book for your little hippy for just $8.99 at Barnes & Nobles. Or, if you really are a hippy, just get it out of your local library. Commie.)

Tomie’s Little Mother Goose by Tomie dePaola

Tomie’s Little Mother Goose The author/illustrator of Strega Nona presents a collection of nursery rhymes which starts off with the following gem:

Old Mother Goose,
When she wanted to wander,
Would ride through the air
On a very fine gander.

(Purchase this book of “rhymes” at Barnes and Nobles for just $7.99)

* Honestly, though, I really like these two books. Especially the monkey one. It is a fun read, and, well, it has monkeys. Millions and millions of monkeys.

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2 Responses to 1 Sentence Book Reviews: A Trip to the Library

  1. If you haven’t read The Monster at the End of This Book, Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover, you are missing out on a great book.

    Written by Jen Stone, illustrated by Mike Smollin and published in ’71, this book was my favorite as a toddler. In fact, I still have the original book and can’t wait to read it to the twins.

    [Kaz: Thanks, I’ll have to check it out… And you don’t have to wait to read it to them, although they might not appreciate it fully until they can see the pictures!]

  2. aalize says:

    I love ‘Hand, hand, fingers, thumb’! Especially when my daughter was very young because we could do the actions.
    I second ‘Monster at the end of this book’. I still own the one I had as a child. It’s a bit worse for wear but it’s the first book we actually read to my daughter and she LOVED it. You can really get into the action with that one.

    [Kaz: everyone seems to recommend this book. We’ll have to check it out!]

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