Rungle in the Jungle by Robert Logan Rogers

It sounded like a cute book. The animals get together for a race, the snake tries to intimidate them, but positive thinking and creativity win the day – should be fun. Instead, it just wasn’t very good, in my opinion. First, there is no punctuation, which always bothers me- yes, …

Thursday’s Tale: Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? by Jan Brett

I know it’s only Wednesday, but this tale is just perfect for today, and with tomorrow being Christmas, I doubt many people will be online, including me. I’ve mentioned before that when I was kid we had a wonderful book of troll stories, Favorite Tales of Monsters and Trolls written by …

Thursday’s Tale: Please, Malese! by Amy MacDonald

Today’s Tale is a retelling of a story from Haiti. The back of the book explains that in Haiti, the trickster is known as Malese, derived from the French “malice”. Sometimes Malese is evil and sometimes he is mischievous, but above all, he enjoys taking advantage of people, including his …

Thursday’s Tale: Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

Love, love, love this Halloween kids book! We read our copy so many times when Amber was young that it started falling apart. We went to the pumpkin patch this Sunday and while we were picking out our pumpkins, we had to repeat the catch phrase – “It’s big and …