Fallingwater

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's MasterpieceFallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece by Marc Harshman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dreams of falling water…leads to Fallingwater for architect Frank Lloyd Wright and department store owner Edgar Kaufmann.
“A house like no other,
where sun can shine,
where balconies fly,
where falling water
is heard from every room.”
I had already wanted to visit this remarkable house. Now my desire is more intense!

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Turtle Tug to the Rescue

Turtle Tug to the RescueTurtle Tug to the Rescue by Michael Slack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Turtle Tug is a turtle-powered tug boat, who performs daring sea rescues on perilous waters.

This rhyming story is filled with┬árich vocabulary and vivid illustrations – showing animated facial expressions of the┬ásea creatures he helps.

Turtle Tug is a hero and his adventure is perfect for the preschool crowd!

 

George Washington’s Cows

George Washington's CowsGeorge Washington’s Cows by David Small

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first page is clearly an illustration of a cow walking through a front door. What could possibly lie ahead for this story!?
The cow proceeds up the stairway. “George Washington’s cows were kept upstairs and given their own special room.”
Lavender gowns, cushions of silk, hogs, sheep, smart vocabulary and hilarity ensue, as well as a fun rhythm and rhyming scheme.
I came across this book on the same day my cousin delivered an outstanding program on Martha Washington at the Martha Washington Public Library.

Oh No, Astro!

Oh No, Astro!Oh No, Astro! by Matt Roeser

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was skeptical – a picture book about an asteroid? This is a fun book!

If I were an asteroid, I would probably be just like our friend Astro…please stay away from my orbit, don’t knock into me, etc. I would read the manual about how to recover my asteroid path. Until it happens, I wouldn’t want to hurtle through space! (Asteroid facts in the back.)