Search Results: "Dori Chaconas"


BOOK REVIEW

PENNIES IN A JAR by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A fine, illustrated author's note explains how those who stayed at home during World War II worked together to support their loved ones overseas. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Parallels to current events, including parents with military duty and gasoline availability, make this story of a boy growing up during World War II extra-accessible. Read full book review >

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CORK AND FUZZ by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This laugh-out-loud treat never falls short. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
In this delightful second installment, Cork the muskrat and Fuzz the possum struggle to resolve differences that jeopardize their friendship. Read full book review >

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WHEN COWS COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Her cows all have their own personalities, right down to little cousin Dale, who hangs a golden star on Moosha's tail and solves the family's dilemma. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Three amiable bovine sisters always hoof it back to the ranch each year for the holidays, only this year they have a little problem. Read full book review >

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DON'T SLAM THE DOOR! by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Begs to be read aloud one-on-one and shared in a storytime setting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This cause-and-effect tale with a catchy rhythm begins with a green-eyed, red-pig-tailed girl shouting: "Please don't slam the door! / Don't slam that old screen door! / A slamming door will wake the cat, / and heaven knows, we don't want that, / so please don't slam that door!" Read full book review >

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CORK AND FUZZ by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A welcome addition to a sweet, funny series. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Cork, the short muskrat who collects shiny stones, and Fuzz, the tall possum who collects, well, most things, including feathers, return in a fourth easy reader. Read full book review >

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VIRGINNIE’S HAT by Dori Chaconas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"A cryin' shame. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Illustrations outshine text in this tale of thwarted predation. Read full book review >

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CORK & FUZZ by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Readers will hope for sequels. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
In this droll take on the evergreen theme of unlikely friendships, a small, lonely muskrat and a newly met, considerably larger possum search gamely for common ground. Read full book review >

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MOUSIE LOVE by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Mousie love triumphs through adversity in this fetching little romance. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lovesick mousie woos his sweetheart in this twist on the proverbial cat-and-mouse game. Read full book review >

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MERRY MERRY HOLLY HOLLY by Dori Chaconas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A quiet, satisfying story about a charming pair of friends celebrating their affectionate bond. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The stars of a popular early-reader series move on to the picture-book world in this gentle story about finding a Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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HURRY DOWN TO DERRY FAIR by Dori Chaconas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"These pictures are more likely to stick in their heads than any of the couplets. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just how long can it take to get ready to go to the fair? Read full book review >

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THE SWIMMING LESSON by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"This swimming lesson will make learning to read a pleasure. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Possum Fuzz and muskrat Cork are at odds over Fuzz's reluctance to visit Cork's house "in the middle of a pond" in this early-reader series entry. Read full book review >

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CORK & FUZZ by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"This Level 3 in the Viking Easy-To-Read program offers a touch more in linguistic sophistication than the venerable Frog and Toad but definitely partakes of that timeless sensibility. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Cork the muskrat loves to find things like feathers and smooth sticks, while Fuzz the opossum likes to keep things like food in his mouth. Read full book review >