Saturday, July 26, 2008

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

So apparently there's a new Star Wars movie coming out? An animated one? I guess I'm a little out of the loop, because I didn't know about it until I checked all these books in. We have a Clone Wars Galactic Photobook, Clone Wars chapter books for two different levels, two early-reader books (levels 1 and 2), an activity book, a sticker book, a picture book, and The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide! Wow. My brothers would have gone crazy for these back in their Star Wars-obsessed phase.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig

Kate DiCamillo's latest addition to the Mercy Watson series arrived at The Alphabet Garden this week.

Mercy is up to her usual antics in book 5, driving Eugenia crazy and endearing herself to everyone else. In this book, Eugenia calls Animal Control to take care of Mercy once and for all. As this "Unmentionable Horror" approaches, the Watsons fret over how to save Mercy, who disappears to the neighbors' house for a tea party and, as usual, proves herself a "porcine wonder" who doesn't need rescuing!

I always love Kate DiCamillo's writing, but Chris Van Dusen's artwork is what really makes this book. He captures every character perfectly!