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Picture Book Review – Over, Bear! Under, Where?

    OVER, BEAR! UNDER, WHERE? Written by Julie Hedlund Illustrated by Michael Slack (Philomel BYR; $17.99, Ages 4-8)       For the last day of Fat Bear Week, I'm delighted, (or should I say overjoyed?) to share my thoughts on Julie Hedlund's uproarious read-aloud picture book, Over, Bear! Under, Where? with humorous art by Michael Slack. Now don't get me wrong, the titular Bear may be on the big side, but he's actually a kind soul simply looking for pals to play with. But when you're a bird (Over), a mole (Under), or a hot-dog dog (Dog) and…

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Picture Book Review by Roxanne Troup – A Penny’s Worth

''' A PENNY’S WORTH Written by Kimberly Wilson Illustrated by Mark Hoffman (Page Street Kids; $17.99, Ages 4-8)     From the Publisher: “Hot off the printing press, Penny feels like a million bucks. But as other coins and bills are spent while she sits forgotten, she begins to doubt her value … Refusing to be short-changed, she sets out to find her purpose at any cost.” From Kirkus Reviews: “Combining a dash of math with buckets of good humor, this book is certainly like money in the bank.”   REVIEW: Fresh and fun, A Penny's Worth written by Kimberly…

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