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Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey

The second installment of the Dog Man series! Dog Man does battle with Petey the Cat, a paper cut out version of Petey the Cat named, Flat Cat and a mysterious stranger driven to spread havoc throughout the city. Can Dog Man focus long enough to pursue his adversaries or will he succumb to distractions like rubber balls and bones? Great stuff here! Awesome for you reluctant readers out there! Dav Pilkey includes the usual Flip O Ramas and How to Draw sections found in the Captain Underpants series.

 

 

 

 

 

Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz by Troy Cummings

Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz is the 11th book in the series, The Notebook of Doom. The Super-Secret Monster Patrol is on high alert! They are still without their Notebook of Doom, a top secret guidebook about monsters. To make matters worse, an eight nosed creature called Octo-Schnozz has begun terrorizing their beloved hometown of Stermont with its horrible smells and high-powered snot-filled sneezes. Lots of fast paced action with buckets full of corny humor! The questions and activities section at the end of the book was nice for a little reading comprehension quiz. Fun illustrations. A quick read. Number 12 is on the way.

 

 

 

Where Do Pants Go? by Rebecca Van Slyke ; illustrated by Chris Robertson

Indeed. Just where do pants go? On your arms? On your neck? Certainly not! They go on your legs. Despite the title, Van Slyke delves into other mysteries of getting dressed. The reader will discover the answers to conundrums such as: Where do hats go? Where do jackets go? And of course, where does underwear go? A good participation book for preschool story time.

 

 

I Do Not Like Al’s Hat by Erin McGill

Herb is stuck in a rut.  He is tired of his boring old gig as a magician’s rabbit.  One day he decides to make a run for it and pursue a new direction.  Herb dabbles in carrot farming and heck, even wandering off the grid to become a wild rabbit.  It’s not until he meets Sophie that his life comes into focus.  Is true friendship worth the risk for Herb?  I’m not going to tell you.

 

 

 

Joel is the Children’s Coordinator of the William E. Durr branch library.  He is a recovering reluctant reader with a Masters in Library Science!  Joel’s blog features books, music and movies.  New and old.

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