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The Theory of Hummingbirds “is a great story about doing what one can and not always comparing oneself with others” says Resource Links

January 9th, 2018

“Rating: G…This is a great story about doing what one can and not always comparing oneself with others. I found this a satisfying read which could stimulate some interesting discussion about limitations and friendship. The love interest of Alba’s mother which is hinted at I found unnecessary, although it does add to the happy ending. […]

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Booktime praises the “beautiful lesson” in The Theory of Hummingbirds

January 5th, 2018

“A beautiful lesson in Michelle Kadarusman’s The Theory of Hummingbirds… Alba and Levi seem like great characters and true friends – brought together by their differences from their classmates, but friends because of their similarities including their love of all things hummingbirds, which we learn a lot about in this book. I particularly love the lesson – and […]

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Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent is “deliciously funny and thoroughly satisfying” says Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews

December 18th, 2017

“This delightful Princess Pistachio chapter book adventure is deliciously funny and thoroughly satisfying. Pistachio is not daunted when she is presented with a problem, and her optimism is refreshing and inspiring.” —Marya Jansen-Gruber Click here to read the full review

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Timo’s Garden and Timo’s Party are “wonderful options for young readers transitioning into chapter books” says New York Botanical Gardens

September 13th, 2017

“Timo’s Garden and Timo’s Party are wonderful options for young readers who are transitioning into chapter books. Each chapter is accompanied by colorful and detailed illustrations helping readers follow character and plot. Both of these titles provide just the right amount of excitement and suspense to keep readers engaged. Timo and his friends are sure to become favorites!” […]

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Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent is “An ode to children’s devotion to their pets and ensuing adventures” says Montreal Review of Books

July 12th, 2017

“Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent is Marie-Louise Gay’s third tale about a scheming little red-haired nutter named Pistachio Shoelace. An ode to children’s devotion to their pets and their ensuing adventures…With striking details (Dog snores like a frog with a cold), Gay captures the best and worst of pets…Gay’s charming pen, ink, and watercolour drawings are […]

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Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent “modeled a good way to deal with issues between friends” says Canadian Bookworm

July 7th, 2017

“I liked the way the book showed that everybody has undiscovered talents, despite first impressions. I also liked the way the situation led to new understanding for both Pistachio and Madeline, and modeled a good way to deal with issues between friends. My only difficulty with the plot was when Dog ate an eraser at school….Unfortunately, […]

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