Latest Review

What Do You Do With...

Author: Kobi Yamada

Illustrator: Mae Besom 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 5-8 years

Pages: Various

Format: Hardcover

Published: Various

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Summary: What Do You Do With A Chance?, What Do You Do With A Problem?, and What Do You Do With An Idea?, three books from the team of Yamada & Besom take a new look at how to deal with the ups and downs of life. How to face them, what to do with them, and how to make the world a better place by addressing them.


Review: These books are absolutely fantastic. The illustrations are stunning and the words are powerful. Whether Chance is a paper bird that flutters by and you have to chase it, or a Problem is a dark cloud above you that turns into a ranging storm, or an Idea is a golden egg that you have to care for, these books show the beauty of the journey. These are picture books that, while written with a younger audience in mind, are equally appropriate for people of all ages. They encourage self-love and perseverance in all situations. I highly recommend these both for yourself and to give as lovely gifts. 


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December 2019

What Do You Do With a Chance

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Author: Kobi Yamada

Illustrator: Mae Besom 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 5-8 years

Pages: 44 pages

Format: Hardcover

Published: January 2018

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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What Do You Do With a Problem

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Author: Kobi Yamada

Illustrator: Mae Besom 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 5-8 years

Pages: 36 pages

Format: Hardcover

Published: July 2016

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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What Do You Do With an Idea

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Author: Kobi Yamada

Illustrator: Mae Besom 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 5-8 years

Pages: 36 pages

Format: Hardcover

Published: February 2014

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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November 2019

Why?

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Author: Adam Rex

Illustrator: Claire Keane 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3-5 years

Pages: 60 pages

Format: Hardcover

Published: October 2019

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks

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Author: Evan Turk

Illustrator: Evan Turk 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-8 years

Pages: 56

Format: Hardcover

Published: June 2019 

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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October 2019

The Hundred-Year Barn

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Author: Patricia MacLachlan

Illustrator: Kenard Pak 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-8 years

Pages: 48

Format: Hardcover

Published: September 2019 

Text rating: 6/10

Illustration rating: 7/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 7/10 


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Daniel's Good Day

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Author: Micha Archer

Illustrator: Micha Archer 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3-6 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: May 2019 

Text rating: 8/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 9/10


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Perfect

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Author: Max Amato

Illustrator: Max Amato

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3-5 years

Pages: 48

Format: Hardcover

Published: January 2019 

Text rating: 8/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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September 2019

Henry Finds His Word

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Author: Lindsay Ward

Illustrator: Lindsay Ward 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3-5 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: February 2015 

Text rating: 8/10

Illustration rating: 7/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Wild Baby

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Author: Cori Doerrfeld

Illustrator: Cori Doerrfeld 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-8 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: March 2019 

Text rating: 9/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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August 2019 Reviews

A Boy Like You

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Author: Frank Murphy

Illustrator: Kayla Harren

Category: Picture Book 

Target Age: 4-7 years 

Pages: 32 

Format: Hardcover 

Published: July 2019 

Text rating: 9/10 

Illustration rating: 10/10 

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10  


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Llama Destroys the World

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Author: Jonathan Stutzman

Illustrator: Heather Fox 

Category: Picture Book 

Target Age: 4-8 years 

Pages: 40 

Format: Hardcover 

Published: May 7, 2019 

Text rating: 9/10 

Illustration rating: 8/10 

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10  


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July 2019 Reviews

Grumpy Duck

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Author: Joyce Dunbar

Illustrator: Petr Horacek 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3-7 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: March 2019

Text rating: 6/10

Illustration rating: 8/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 9/10


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Goodnight, Little Bot

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Author: Karen Kaufman Orloff

Illustrator: Kim Smith

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3 and up

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: October 2017

Text rating: 9/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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June 2019 Reviews

Letter Town

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Author: Darren Farrell

Illustrator: Darren Farrell 

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3-5 years

Pages:  48

Format: Hardcover

Published: June 2018

Text rating: 9/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Grandpa's Stories

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Author: Joseph Coelho

Illustrator: Allison Colpoys

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-8 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: April 2019

Text rating: 6/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 8/10


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Hammer and Nails

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Author: Josh Bledsoe

Illustrator: Jessica Warrick

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 5-7

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: April 2016 

Text rating: 8/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Daddy Readability Rating: 9/10


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Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish

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Author: Beth Ferry

Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-8 years

Pages: 48

Format: Hardcover

Published: February 2019 

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Trees

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Author: Verlie Hutchens

Illustrator: Jing Jing Tsong

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-8

Pages: 40

Format: Hardcover

Published: March 2019 

Text rating: 8/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 9/10


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May 2019 Reviews

Just Read!

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Author: Lori Degman

Illustrator: Victoria Tentler-Krylov

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4+

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: March 2019

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Under My Hijab

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Author: Hena Khan

Illustrator: Aaliya Jaleel

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-7 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: February 2019 

Text rating: 8/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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When Sadness is at Your Door

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Author: Eva Eland

Illustrator: Eva Eland

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3-7 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: January 2019

Text rating: 9/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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In a Minute, Mama Bear

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Author: Rachel Bright

Illustrator: Rachel Bright

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 2-5 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: February 2019 

Text rating: 8/10

Illustration rating: 6/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Angry Cookie

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Author: Laura Dockrill

Illustrator: Maria Karipidou

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3-7 years

Pages: 40

Format: Hardcover

Published: March 2019

Text rating: 8/10

Illustration rating: 8/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 9/10


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Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep

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Author: Eric Barclay

Illustrator: Eric Barclay

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-8 years

Pages: 40

Format: Hardcover

Published: February 2019

Text rating: 9/10

Illustration rating: 8/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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The Remember Balloons

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Author: Jessie Oliveros

Illustrator: Dana Wulfekotte

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 5-9 years

Pages: 48

Format: Hardcover

Published: August 2018

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 5/10 


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April 2019 Reviews

Dream Flights on Arctic Nights

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Author: Brooke Hartman

Illustrator: Evon Zerbetz

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 5-7 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: February 2019

Text rating: 9/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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The Rabbit Listened

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Author: Cori Doerrfeld

Illustrator: Cori Doerrfeld

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 3-5 years

Pages: 40

Format: Hardcover

Published: February 2018

Text rating: 9/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10 


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We Don't Eat Our Classmates

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Author: Ryan T. Higgins

Illustrator: Ryan T. Higgins

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-7 years

Pages: 48

Format: Hardcover

Published: June 2018

Text rating: 10/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Pink Is For Boys

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Author: Robb Pearlman

Illustrator: Eda Kaban

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-7 years

Pages: 40

Format: Hardcover

Published: June 2018

Text rating: 7/10

Illustration rating: 9/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Neck & Neck

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Author: Elise Parsley

Illustrator: Elise Parsley

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-7 years

Pages: 40

Format: Hardcover

Published: June 2018

Text rating: 7/10

Illustration rating: 8/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 10/10


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Loving Hands

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Author: Tony Johnston

Illustrator: Amy June Bates

Category: Picture Book

Target Age: 4-6 years

Pages: 32

Format: Hardcover

Published: December 2018

Text rating: 9/10

Illustration rating: 10/10

Mommy Readability Rating: 6/10


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