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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, An Illustrated Classic * Book Review

Book: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, An Illustrated Classic Author: L. Frank Baum Illustrators: W. W. Denslow and Cherie Zamazing Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Canterbury Classics (2017) Language: English ISBN: 9781684120352 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 8-12; grades 3-6 Price: $12.99 Purchase: Online Brief Summary: The Wizard of Oz is a fantasy from rural Kansas to the Emerald City and back. Its main characters Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow encounter many fantastic and colorful characters encounter along the way. Delight in Toto, Mini- munchkins, the Wicked Witch, Guardian of the Gates, Flying monkeys, Mr. Joker, the […]

Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales, An Illustrated Classic * Book Review

Book: Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales, An Illustrated Classic Author:  J. Emmerson Illustrators:  Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson and Harry Clarke Hardcover:  260 pages Publisher: Canterbury Classics  (2017) Language: English ISBN: 9781684120314 Genre:  Juvenile fiction Ages: 8-12; grades 3-6 Price: $12.99 Purchase: Online Brief Summary: Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales, An Illustrated Classic contains eighteen of his best including The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, and The Little Mermaid. Although they have been told for more than 150 years, the lessons within each centering on being seen as stupid, transformation for the better, and attaining a soul and life […]

Aesop’s Fables, An Illustrated Classic * Book Review

Book: Aesop’s Fables, An Illustrated Classic Adapted by :  J. Emmerson Illustrator:  Perey J. Billinghurst Hardcover:  212 pages Publisher: Canterbury Classics  (2017) Language: English ISBN: 9781684120291 Genre:  Juvenile fiction Ages: 8-12; grades 3-6 Price: $12.99 Purchase: Online Brief Summary: Aesop’s Fables, An Illustrated Classic contains 100 short fables–each with a moral. I am sure most readers are familiar with sayings like “If we want to use the law, then we have to obey the law;” “Don’t be fooled by flattery;”  and “Slow but steady wins the race.”  They are hidden messages in The Wolf and the Lion, The Fox and the […]

The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, An Illustrated Classic * Book Review

Book:  The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, An Illustrated Classic Author:  William and Jacob Grimm Illustrator:  Arthur Rackham Hardcover:  256 pages Publisher: Canterbury Classics (August 1, 2017) Language: English ISBN: 978168420307 Genre:  Juvenile fiction Ages: 8-12; grades 3-6 Price: $12.99 Purchase: Online Brief Summary: Before I could even read, I listened  in awe and wonder as my mother read  me stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Tom Thumb, and Rumplestiltskin.   They played even better as 78’s on the family Victrola.  I wish I had a copy of The Brothers Grimm Family Tales in my hands back them.  Glad […]

Taking the DenTek Challenge Can Make You a Winner

  DENTEK PARTNERS WITH YOUTUBE STARS THE EH BEE FAMILY, LAUNCHING A 30-DAY FAMILY CHALLENGE TO MAKE FLOSSING A FUN PART OF DAILY ROUTINES   DenTek, a Worldwide Leader in the Oral Care Category, Launches 30-Day Flossing Challenge to Encourage Families to Make Flossing Part of Daily Oral Hygiene Routines in 2018   Jan. 2, 2018 (Tarrytown, NY) – DenTek, a worldwide leader in the oral care category, today announced the 30-Day Family Floss Challenge to help parents and children create new, healthy oral hygiene habits and make flossing part of their oral health care routine.   According to a […]

Book Review * The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows by Carl Amari and Martin Grams, Jr.

Book: The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows Authors:  Carl Amari and Martin Grams, Jr. Hardcover:  224 pages Publisher:  Portable Press (November 1, 2017) Language: English ISBN: 9781684121274 Genre:  Nonfiction biography Ages:  All ages Price: $29.99 Purchase: Online or at local retailers Portable Press Describes The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows: A compendium of the top radio shows from the golden age of Hollywood. This book is chock-full of fascinating facts and behind-the-scenes information about the best shows from every era including the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. Organized into six categories, you’ll learn tantalizing tidbits about the shows and talent who […]

Book Review * Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest by Steve Richardson

Book: Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest Author:  Steve Richardson Illustrator:  Chris Dunn Paperback:   40 pages Publisher:  Impossible Dreams Publishing (March 1, 2018) Language: English ISBN: 9780978642211 Genre:  Juvenile fiction (ages 6-10, grades 1-3) Price: $13.95 Purchase: Online or at local retailers PR Release: In a delightful tale of defying the odds, Paisley Rabbit takes readers through the story of a lone girl rabbit competing against her friends to win a big treehouse construction contest,  When the school year starts, Jimmy Squirrel, whose dad owns the biggest construction company in the city, challenges a close group of friends to […]