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Michelle Towne has commented on (3) products.

Big Al by Andrew Clements
Big Al

Michelle Towne, September 18, 2011

Don't judge a book by its cover. No book better speaks to and illustrates this truth than Big Al. A big, monstrous, and rather icky looking fish, Al has problems making friends. Until, of course, he makes his true self known. I love this book and it is great to use as a teaching tool for children who are (naturally) afraid of "different" things. Truly beautiful.
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Grandfather Twilight P by Barbara Berger
Grandfather Twilight P

Michelle Towne, September 17, 2011

Looking for a gentle, religion free tale? This wonderful book is packed with flowing prose and complemented by delicate illustrations. A story of how the moon rises at twilight, it follows an old man and a single pearl. I purchased this book on a lark. The description looked interesting. What Grandfather Twilight ended up becoming (quickly!) is one of my favorite children's books. I couldn't recommend Berger's masterpiece any more. It is truly a must-buy.
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Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks and Sue Hendra
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

Michelle Towne, April 18, 2010

Kids who love OR hate veggies will fall in love with the monsters in this delightfully versed and illustrated picture book. The monsters, our protagonists, will eat anything so long as it is not broccoli. Trees, structures, and various other inedible objects are all among their favorites. In the end it turns out that they love trees and, of course, broccoli is tiny delicious green trees! My son is a fan of broccoli, therefore he is a fan of this book. With that said, it is funny enough for kids who are broccoli-shy and adults also. Highly recommended and fantastically entertaining kids book.
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