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It’s dinnertime, and Peter the pigeon is on the other end of the telephone wires. His mother asks a young cardinal to relay the message: “Fly home for dinner.” The cardinal obviously has baseball on his mind when she is talking. When he passes the message on to the Canada goose, he says, “Tell Peter: Hit pop flies and homers.” The goose turns his head and interrupts the ostrich who’s dusting while sitting on the same wire. “Tell Peter: Prop planes are for fliers.” As the message is passed along to seven other birds, it transforms into nonsensical gossip. Click here for more of the curledupkids.com book review of Mac Barnett and Jen Corace's Telephone.


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*A New Chick for Chickies* by Janee Trasler - click here for our picture book review

Board book:
Janee Trasler's
A New Chick for Chickies

*Mix It Up!* by Herve Tullet - click here for our picture book review

Picture book:
Herve Tullet's
Mix It Up!

*The Mystery of the Missing Lion: A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers* by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Iain McIntosh - click here for our fluent early readers book review

Fluent early readers:
Alexander McCall Smith and Iain McIntosh's
The Mystery of the Missing Lion: A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers

*Everything You Need to Know about the Human Body* by Patricia Macnair - click here for our middle grades book review

Middle grades:
Patricia Macnair's
Everything You Need to Know about the Human Body


Splat is excited about leaving school early to go to the doctor’s office until Spike the bully tells him about “ther-mom-o-meters” that take your temperature (“What if you want to keep your temperature?” asks Plank) and doctors who wrap you up in bandages. Splat grabs onto his desk leg when his mother tries to take him out of his classroom because he envisions himself looking like a mummy. “It’s okay,” says his mom. “Doctors are our friends.” Click here for more of the curledupkids.com book review of Rob Scotton's Splat the Cat Goes to the Doctor.
 
 
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