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Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel Pinkwater
Bait by Robin Aurelian
Banana by Ed Vere
Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young
The Best Birthday Ever by Me (Lana Kitty) by Charise Mericle Harper
Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert
Chasing Demons by R.L. Geerdes
Coco the Carrot by Steven Salerno
The Crocodiles by Steven Popkes
F U, Penguin by Matthew Gasteier
Fullmetal Alchemist 10 by Hiromu Arakawa
The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
How You Got to Be So Smart by David Milgrim
I Am Invited to a Party by Mo Willems
I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano
Magpie Magic by April Wilson
Monster Hunt by Rory Storm
Older than the Stars by Karen C. Fox
Once I Was a Cardboard Box, Now I'm a Book About Polar Bears by Anton Poitier
One Halloween Night by Mark Teague
Ranma 1/2 Volume 01 by Rumiko Takahashi
Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
Sea Gifts by George Shannon
Shape Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
xxxHolic 04 by CLAMP

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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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Comments for Boo to You!

Boo to You!: 10/26/11

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert is about a group of mice trying to scare away the big bad cat who is terrorizing their pumpkin patch. The mice work through out the story to build the perfect thing to scare away the big bad cat. Their project has the desired results.

Ehlert wrote and illustrated the book. She used photos of fall time crops: gourds, pumpkins, summer squash, corn and so forth, as well as cut paper. The cat's teeth, for example, are pumpkin seeds. It's whiskers are twine.

The final pages of the book include all the items used to make the collages. This visual appendix is frankly better than the book. There's not enough contrast in color between the different collage items to make the illustrations pop.

The kids liked the story for a first time read but it didn't make it to the re-read pile. They agreed that the details were hard to make out in the illustrations. They also found the mice's attitude unsavory.

Three stars.

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