Friday, November 02, 2012


The Doorbell Rang - written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins
Juvenile Fiction. Ma has made a dozen cookies for her two kids to divide between themselves ("'That's six each,' said Sam and Victoria."). But before they can eat, the doorbell rings! And it keeps ringing! The kids and their guests split the cookies equally between them until everybody has one cookie...and then the doorbell rings, again! Who could it be? You'll have to read to see!School Library Journal calls The Doorbell Rang "refreshing, enjoyable, and unpredictable."
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - by Laura Joffe Numeroff; illustrated by Felicia Bond
Juvenile Fiction. One thing leads to another in this bestselling book that launched Laura Joffe Numeroff's and Felicia Bond's beloved series of similarly unraveling books. In this initial outing, a young boy innocently offers an adorable rodent a treat and quickly discovers that you can never tell where it will stop once you have given a demanding mouse a cookie (but, odds are, you'll be back at the cookie jar).

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? - by Mo Willems
Juvenile Fiction. The latest entry in the hilarious pigeon series by three-time Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator Mo Willems finds the irrepressible bird expressing his astonishment and indignation when adorable Duckling politely asks for a cookie...and gets one!

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