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'I'm Not Cute!'

Jonathan Allen (2006), 32 pages
Illustrated by Jonathan Allen
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Category: Animal, Fiction, Picture Books
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Baby Owl is exploring the woods by himself, but every animal he encounters fusses over him, gives him a hug, and tells him how cute he is. He thinks that he's a 'huge and scary hunting machine,' but none of the other animals seem to understand that. He insists over and over, 'I'm not cute!' but it doesn't do any good. When he returns home, will his mother say he's cute, too? Or does she know that he's really a fierce owl? For continued adventures with Baby Owl, check out 'I'm Not Scared!'
Similar books: 'I'm Not Scared!' by Jonathan Allen
Reviewed by: emc
Date read: 6/21/2010
ISBN-10: 0786837209
ISBN-13: 9780786837205
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101 Freaky Animals

Melvin &Gilda Berger (2010), 112 pages
Audience: Preschool - 6th Grade
Category: Animal, Nonfiction
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The book, '101 Freaky Animals' by Melvin & Gilda Berger is a fascinating book about 101 amazing creatures. From the armadillo, to the stinkybug; to the ghost crab to the smelly hoatzin; the reader is taken on an incredible journey through the air, under the sea, and on land to discover some of the earth's most unusual animals.
Similar books: Weird-But-Tue Facts About Animals by Lauren Coss ; Bubble Homes and Fish Farts by Fiona Bayrock ; Smartest and Silliest by Camilla de la Bedoyere
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/18/2014
ISBN-10: 0545237580
ISBN-13: 9780545237581
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8 Class Pets + One Squirrel [Divided] by One Dog = Chaos

Vivian Vande Velde (2012), 68 pages
Illustrated by Steve Bjorkman
Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
Category: Animal, Fiction, Humor
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Twitch is a squirrel that lives in the school yard. He knows the humans love him because they not only leave food for him, but surround it with wonderful toys to challenge him and help him get his exercise. One evening, he finds himself in the sights of an owl. While trying to escape, he offends the principal's dog and winds up running into the school building with the dog in hot pursuit. Twitch runs from classroom to classroom trying to get away and eventually meeting all the school's class pets. Each part of the story is told from the point of view of a different pet.
Similar books: The Buddy Files Series by Dori Hillestad Butler; The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
Reviewed by: caroll
Date read: 1/10/2012
ISBN-13: 9780823423644
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Absolutely Lucy

Ilene Cooper (2000), 74 pages
Illustrated by Amanda Harvey
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
Category: Animal, Fiction, Realistic Fiction
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Bobby Quinn was very shy. He didn't have any friends because he found it hard to talk to anyone. On his 8th birthday, everything changed for Bobby when his parents got him a dog. How will Lucy, Bobby's cute little beagle dog, help him to make friends?
Book Series: Absolutely Lucy
Similar authors: David A. Adler ; Betsy Sachs
Similar books: Danny's Doodles the Jelly Bean Experiment ; The Boy Who Ate Dog Biscuits
Reviewed by: mbottger
Date read: 7/8/2016
ISBN-10: 0307465020
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Actual Size

Steve Jenkins (2004), 34 pages
Audience: Preschool - 5th Grade
Category: Animal, Nonfiction, Picture Books
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Eye-popping illustrations show just how big a crocodile's jaw really is or the size of a tooth of a great white shark. Or how small a dwarf goby fish is. Compare your foot with the foot of an African elephant. Additional interesting facts about the animals are at the back of the book.
Reviewed by: hap
Date read: 10/13/2010
ISBN-10: 0618375945
ISBN-13: 9780618375943
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