Book Review: George and Martha by James Marshall

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Title: George and Martha

Author: James Marshall

Illustrator: James Marshall

Publisher: HMH Books

Published Date: September 11, 1974

Source: library

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Goodreads Review:

Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: “Split Pea Soup,” “The Flying Machine,” “The Tub,” “The Mirror,” “The Tooth.”

My Thoughts:

George and Martha are “just friends.” They learn a lot from each other. Like not to lie to each other. That they like to be in each others company. Not to peep on each other while the other is in the tub. U.G.L.Y. you ain’t got no alibi, you ugly. And George the founder of the gold grill.

Friends…what are they good for? A lot. Just don’t try to look at them naked.

Auf Wiedersehen!

Rena

 

 

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Book Review: The Bossy Gallito by Lucia M. Gonzalez

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Title: The Bossy Gallito

Author: Lucia M. Gonzalez

Illustrator: Lulu Delacre

Publisher: Scholastic en Espanol

Published Date: June 1, 1999

Source: library

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Goodreads Summary:

There was once a bossy little rooster, un gallito mandon, who was on his way to the wedding of his uncle the parrot, su tio el perico. Until he gets dirty and demands everyone help him become clean again. A very funny book in English and Spanish that will delight both adults and children.

My Thoughts:

Hi, I’m an asshole rooster and I think I’m better than everyone else. I’m going to eat this corn I found in the mud and I know that it’s going to make me dirty, but I don’t care. Damn, I’m dirty now. You must make me clean. You. No? You! Hurt the first person that wouldn’t help me! No? You! Hurt the second person that wouldn’t help me! No? You! Hurt the third person that wouldn’t help me! Oh, look here’s my best friend, the sun. He’ll help. Hey, bff. Could you please do something about these plebs not doing as I command? Yeah? Thanks! Bam!

I get it. He finally said please. But that asshat is well…an asshat to everyone he meets. And then he finally says please and gets his way? Uh? No! Go to the damn wedding with a dirty beak you assbutt(spn4ever!). Definitely talk to your kids after they read this.

Auf Wiedersehen!

Rena

 

 

Book Review: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

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Author: Jules Feiffer

Illustrator: Jules Feiffer

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published Date: June 3, 1999

Source: library

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Goodreads Summary:

Bark, George,” says George’s mother, and George goes: “Meow,” which definitely isn’t right, because George is a dog.

And so is his mother, who repeats, “Bark, George.” And George goes, “Quack, quack.”

My Thoughts:

George “aka Hermione’s magic bag of tricks” doesn’t know how to bark. Or does he? He just has a problem of swallowing other beings whole and then sounding like them. So that vet has to put on his longest and best latex glove to get those damn animals out of him. And he goes and swallows a damn human. George is going to be put down for this. He crossed the line when he swallowed a human. Although…I wonder what the experience was like IN his stomach. That human could totally make a fortune writing a book about his harrowing experience being swallowed whole by a puppy and then being made to say “Hello” every time someone told him to bark. AND the owner of George could totally make this a thing. Like a circus thing, but totally a thing. I wonder if the being gets fed when George eats or if they slowly die of starvation down there. I guess that would definitely need to be in the book by the first human experience. Food for thought.

Auf Wiedersehen!

Rena

Book Review: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

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Author: Adam Rubin

Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri

Publisher: Dial Books

Published Date: June 14, 2012

Source: library

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Goodreads Summary:

This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick!

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble.

The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack. Continue reading

Book Review: Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

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Title: Go, Dog. Go!

Author: P.D. Eastman

Illustrator: P.D. Eastman

Publisher: Random House

Published Date: January 1, 1961

Source: library

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Goodreads Summary:

Reading goes to the dogs in this timeless Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. From big dogs and little dogs to red, green, and blue dogs, dogs going up and dogs going fast . . . who knew dogs were so busy? And laughter will ensue at the repeated question “Do you like my hat?” Like P. D. Eastman’s classic Are You My Mother? Go, Dog. Go! has been a go-to favorite for over fifty years, leaving audiences of all breeds wagging their tails with delight.
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Book Review: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

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Title: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Author: Mo Willems

Illustrator: Mo Willems

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Published Date: April 1, 2003

Source: library

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Goodreads Summary:

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum. Continue reading