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Patricia Polacco Book Selections – 12/2/11

Posted on: Friday, December 2nd, 2011

With the Patricia Polacco Twitter book party just a few days away, (link to page) this week’s book selections are for, what else, some of Patricia’s books including Bun Bun Button, the main book that we’ll be tweeting about during the party.

Bun Bun Button for ages 3 and up.  “Paige loves cuddling with Gramma and all of Gramma’s pets in the Old Blue Chair.  And when Gramma makes her Bun Bun Button, an adorable homemade stuffed bunny with a button nose, this special time becomes even more cozy.  Then a balloon carries the little bunny away.  Bun Bun braves honking geese and a wide night sky, until luck – or love – magically brings her back home to the little girl who loves her.

This heartwarming story celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, and is perfect for children who imagine their toys have secret adventures when no one’s watching.”  Review from Amazon

The Keeping Quilt for preschool – 2nd grade.  “We will make a quilt to help us always remember home,” Anna’s mother said.  “It will be like heaving the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night.

And so it was.  From a basket of old clothes, Anna’s babushka, Uncle Vladimir’s shirt, Aunt Havalah’s nightdress and an apron of Aunt Natasha’s become The Keeping Quilt, passed along from mother to daughter for almost a century.  For four generations the quilt is a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket that welcomes babies warmly into the world.

In strongly moving pictures that are as heartwarming as they are real, Patricia Polacco tells the story of her own family, and the quilt that remains a symbol of their enduring love and faith.”  Review from Amazon.

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother for preschool – 3rd grade.  “There’s nothing worse than a rotten redheaded older brother who can do everything you can do better!  Patricia’s brother Richard could run the fastest, climb the highest, and spit the farthest and still smile his extra-rotten, greeny-toothed, weasel-eyed grin.  But when little Patricia wishes on a shooting star that she could do something – anything – to show him up, she finds out just what wishes — and rotten redheaded older brothers — can really do.  Patricia Polacco’s boldly and exuberantly painted pictures tell a lively and warmhearted tale of comic one-upsmanship and brotherly love.”  Review from Amazon.

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