Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Bremen Town Musicians by Hans Wilhelm

The Bremen Town Musicians
by Hans Wilhelm

Wilhelm reveals the story of four animal friends who set out on the road to Bremen to become town musicnas. Each has been doomed to a sorry fate, but by banding together they reverse their fortunes and find happiness in an unexpected and funny way.

First the donkey, then the dog, the cat. They then found a rooster. All four were doomed to a terrible fate. The four banded together to go to the Bremen to become musicans.... Talk about team work!!!!!!!!!!

They all set off in the direction of the light. It grew larger and larger until it led them to a robber's house, all lighted up.

The four friend put their heads together to decide how they might scare off the robbers. Finally they knew what to do...

At a given signal, they all began to perform their music.
The donkey brayed, the dog barked, the cat meowed, and the rooster crowed!

You will have to read the book to see if they went to Bremen and peformed at all.............

Wha a lovely colorful book! I loved this story... I thought of my dog Figaro as I read this book....... This would be a great read for story time. The children will absolutely love it.............

As an animal and singer, I absolutely loved this book.

I recommend this book for all home, school, and public libraries!

Until the next time.................

Happy reading...............

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New York Times Picture Books
Week of February 28, 2011

This week's best selling New York Times Picture Books are included below. Mo Willems has two New York Times best selling picture books: I Broke My Trunk and We are in a Book. Let us know your thoughts on these books.


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Children's Picture Books Weeks on List
1 SILVERLICIOUS, written and illustrated by Victoria Kann. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) Pinkalicious has a loose tooth — her sweet tooth. (Ages 4 to 8) 3

2 OF THEE I SING, by Barack Obama. Illustrated by Loren Long. (Knopf, $17.99.) The president speaks of heroes in a letter to his daughters. (Ages 5 to 8) 14

3 A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, by Philip C. Stead. Illustrated by Erin E. Stead. (Roaring Brook, $16.99.) Animals care for a zookeeper. (Ages 2 to 6) 6

4 LEGO STAR WARS, by Simon Beecroft. (DK, $21.99.) An annotated visual dictionary. (Ages 7 and up) 61

5 WHEN I GROW UP, by Al Yankovic. Illustrated by Wes Hargis. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) Billy’s compendium of dream jobs, including pickle inspector and snail trainer. (Ages 4 to 8) 3

6 INTERRUPTING CHICKEN, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. (Candlewick, $16.99.) A rooster struggles to tell a bed-time story. (Ages 4 to 8) 5

7 WHEREVER YOU ARE, MY LOVE WILL FIND YOU, written and illustrated by Nancy Tillman. (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99.) All about tenderness. (Ages 4 to 8) 15

8 MADELINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE, written and illustrated by John Bemelmans Marciano. (Viking, $17.99.) Madeline and the other girls meet Candle, the lonely daughter of the president. (Ages 4 to 8) 3

9 I BROKE MY TRUNK!, by Mo Willems. (Disney-Hyperion, $8.99.) Gerald tells Piggie the long, crazy story about breaking his trunk. (Ages 4 to 8) 2

10 WE ARE IN A BOOK!, by Mo Willems. (Hyperion, $8.99.) Gerald and Piggie return to the page, and ponder their existence there. (Ages 4 to 8)


Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!