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Paula Bunyan: 04/07/11
Paula Bunyan can cut down trees just as fast as her big brother, Paul, but she'd rather plant them. That's one of the many differences between sister and brother that Phyllis Root explores in Paula Bunyan.
Children familiar with the Paul Bunyan story will enjoy finding points of similarity between his adventures and hers. Those who are new to the story will like her well natured adventures. My personal favorite part is when she befriends the bear by growling at him.
My only quibble with the book is the choice to make Paula, Paul's sister. Most parents don't give their children such similar names. Name recognition is important in the title but it would have made more sense either to not mention a relationship to Paul or to make her his daughter.