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Reviews:
All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund
Are You Afraid Yet? by Stephen James O'Meara
Bailey's Day by Robert Haggerty
A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers
Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez
A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
Dead End by Helen R. Myers
Dreamstone by D. A. Hendrickson
The Electric Church by Jeff Somers
The Essential Basho by Basho and translated by Sam Hamill
Excuse Me... Are You a Witch? by Emily Horn
Farewell Atlantis by Terry Bisson
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scraggs
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
How to Host a Killer Party by Penny Warner
The Kayla Chroincles by Sherri Winston
The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola
Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint
Little Quack's Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson
The Man Who Did Something About It by Harvey Jacobs
Owly Volume 1: The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Soul of the Rhino by Hemanta Mishra
Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill
The Texicans by Nina Vida
The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell
Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23) by Mary Pope Osborne
Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown and Leo Dillon
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
Veracity by Laura Bynum

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Spot Visits His Grandparents

Spot Visits His Grandparents: 06/11/10

Spot Visits His Grandparents cover art (Link goes to Powells)Spot the puppy first hit the picture book scene right around the time my little brother was born. So although I didn't grow up having them read to me, I do remember reading them to him. Being a much older sibling Spot was off my radar except for my baby sitting duties. Now that I'm a parent, Spot is back in my life. First my son and now my daughter have been taken with this British puppy whose markings (according to the author/illustrator Eric Hill) mimic old fashioned fighter planes.

For our trip down to Ian's parents' for New Years, I had the children pick out some library books. Harriet appropriately chose Spot Visits His Grandparents for her trip to see her grandparents.

Spot spends the day mostly with grandpa and they get into all sorts of mischief. I have to say the book had some added situational humor. Here Harriet and I were reading the book while Sean and his grandfather were outside getting into mischief.

As with so many of the recent Spot books this one is a "Lift the Flap" picture book. Every page has something to open, move or lift to see something revealed. The flaps are by far Harriet's favorite part of the Spot books.

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