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Noodle Bear by Mark Graves: Picture Book Review

Title: Noodle Bear
Author: Mark Graves
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publishing Date: July 14, 2020
Ages: 3-7 Years Old
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Noodle Bear is a fun and entertaining book about a bear obsessed with Noodles. I enjoyed this cute story and I can see my students in early grades really enjoying this silly little bear. This is a great story to just escape into with your kids and read over and over again. I know as a child I loved pasta and would have found this little bear so silly, yet so relatable. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend to teachers and parents of 3-5 year olds.

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Catkwondo by Lisl H. Detlefsen: Picture Book Review

Title: Catkwondo
Author: Lisl H. Detlefsen
Publisher: Capstone
Publishing Date: September 1, 2020
For Ages: 4-7
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Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an E-ARC of this cute book!

I picked out Catkwondo to request because of the adorable little kitty on the cover. While I did enjoy the illustrations throughout, I found the storyline a little lacking. This isn’t a book that all children will enjoy, but it is a book that children interested in martial arts will enjoy. I did appreciate the Korean words thrown throughout the story as well as the glossary of these words in the back of the book. This type type of diversity is needed in stories. Overall I gave this book a 3/5 just because it wasn’t a story for me, or for any child that I know as well as for being a little flat in the storyline. The pictures are adorable and I know if I ever have a child in my life that loves Karate or Taekwondo that I will get this book for them.

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Mars’ First Friends – Picture Book Review

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Mars’ First Friends, Come on Over, Rovers! by Susanna Leonard Hill, Published by Sourcebooks Wonderland, for grades PreK through 3rd

Mars’ First Friends is a super cute informative picture books perfect for all the little readers you know that love stories about space. This book not only helps recount the eight different planets in our solar system, but also introduces the Mars space rovers to children.

The back pages offer quite a bit more information to readers which is helpful, but I wish that this book was more focused on the actual rovers and what they did on Mars. Most of the book seems focused on Mars being lonely, and while I like that his journey around the solar system introduces us to all planets and a fun fact about them, this title implies that most of the story would be about the Mars rovers.

While this story is fun and adorable, I wish it had been more focused. I still recommend it for Pre-K and Kindergarten, especially if they are doing space units, but would recommend maybe having a fun video or something to supplement if you are trying to learn about Mars rovers.

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