Tuesday, February 12, 2019

MICHELLE OBAMA by Alison Oliver.  Be Bold Baby series. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.  ISBN 978-1-32851989-4 bb. $9.99    PreS - K    JUV
OPRAH by  Alison Oliver.  Be Bold Baby series. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.  ISBN 978-1-32851990-0 bb. $9.99    PreS - K    JUV

Be Bold Baby series offers a brief biography of well known female role models, in this case, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.  These 20-page board books feature an inspirational snippet on one page and a personal quote on the next to give readers an idea of why the subject of the book is famous.  Hopefully, a caregiver or teacher will read the book to the intended preschool audience and add historical and cultural information to supplement the sparse text.   The inspiration for readers comes from the good works and positive attitudes of Michelle and Oprah.  Perhaps there will soon be additional titles in this series.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

GOT TO GET TO BEAR'S! by Brian Lies. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018,
32p. ISBN: 978-0-544-94882-2 hc. $17.99. Gr. K-2   E PIC

Bear never asks for anything, but when she sends an urgentnote to Izzy to 
"please come at once," there is no refusing her! The weather is fine when the 
little chipmunk heads out with her lantern. But as the snow falls harder, she 
can go no further, until she meets her friend Scritch the squirrel who takes
her above the snow thru the treetops. When the treetops end they have to stop, 
until Bingle lands nearby to fly them through the air .... and so the story 
goes until they all arrive at Bear's door. A funny book with beautiful
illustrations, this story of friendship and celebration will delight youngsters. 
Charlotte Dugas, Retired Director, Munising School Public Library