Book of the Week: Boomerang Bear

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Stuart Trotter is turning out to be one of my new favorite author/illustrators! His book Boomerang Bear is part of the Eddy and Teddy Book series. Boomerang Bear is a really sweet story about a little boy who thinks he has become "too big for Teddy," so he throws him out his window. Yikes! Poor Teddy! But guess what? The Boomerang Bear comes back, and back and back. No matter where Eddy tries to get rid of him - he even tries flushing him down the toilet - the appropriately name Boomerang Bear always manages to reappear! The story is quite clever and we even Little Red Riding Hood brings Teddy back after Eddy left him in the dark woods, and when he tied him to a rocket ship - an alien in a spaceship brings him back.  Our personal favorite was when Eddy left him on the ghost train... and a friendly ghost brought him back that night!  This is an entertaining story for children … [Read more...]

Book of the Week: Scaredy Cat

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  Bish Bash Books has created a sweet tale with Scaredy Cat by Stuart Trotter.  This adorable eBook starts off with a young scaredy cat who tells us all the things that he is afraid of such as monsters under his bed and creepy-crawlies that fill him with dread.  The illustrations are really sweet and Stuart Trotter has done a wonderful job at capturing all the things that little kids might be afraid of.   My daughter and I laughed at the part of the story where the kitty tells us that "I'm scared of flies, and wasps, and bees," and "I'm scared they'll make me eat my peas!"  Most of us know the challenges of getting our kids to eat their vegetables!  Each page is filled with the young cat telling us all the things in the world he is afraid of including wondering if there are sharks in the pool (I remember thinking this after seeing the movie Jaws) and that he is afraid … [Read more...]