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The frazzle-haired schoolboy in Cali and Chaud’s (I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…) latest picture book has an excuse for every delay that happened to him before school. He couldn’t eat breakfast because gigantic black ants ate it. Ninjas attacked him on the way to the bus stop--but that didn’t matter because the bus was mistaken for a banana, so a King Kong-sized ape grabbed it. Click here for more of the curledupkids.com book review of Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School.


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*Guess What?--Flowers (Yonezu, Guess What? Board Books)* by Yusuke Yonezu - click here for our board book review

Board book:
Yusuke Yonezu's
Guess What?--Flowers

*Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry* by Vern Kousky - click here for our picture book review

Picture book:
Vern Kousky's
Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry

*The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Crazy Critter Race* by Maxwell Eaton III - click here for our elementary readers book review

Elementary readers:
Maxwell Eaton III's
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Crazy Critter Race

*Ms. Rapscott's Girls* by Elise Primavera - click here for our middle grades book review

Middle grades:
Elise Primavera's
Ms. Rapscott's Girls


The cover hints at what’s inside: animals playing peekaboo. But I wasn’t expecting to be amazed when I opened the cover. In the book are seven cute animals, facing us, and their paws are the flaps covering their smiling faces. There are no words on the tan backgrounds or under the two flaps. But if I was reading this to a child I would name the animal, do a funny sound effect, and then say “peekaboo” as one of us opened the paws. Click here for more of the curledupkids.com book review of Giuliano Ferri's Peekaboo.
 
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