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Library of Clean Reads can relate to Nat the Cat

Posted on January 18th, 2014 by pajamapress

NatTheCat_C“This book was a lot of fun to read with its rhythmic verses and playful language. It follows a day in the life of Nat the Cat who loves to sleep in the day no matter what is happening around him. But when night falls, Nat comes alive! We have a cat so we can relate to Nat’s behavior. AND my kids are the same too! They come alive at night when it’s time for bedtime…With engaging words and lively pictures, this book will greatly appeal to cat lovers of all ages.”

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A Bear in War is “touching…beautiful…heartwarming.”—Library of Clean Reads

Posted on January 28th, 2013 by pajamapress

“This touching book based on the true story of the Rogers family and a tiny teddy bear brought tears to my eyes and made my son sad for a family who lost a beloved member. Aileen Rogers, a 10 year old girl who lived on a farm in East Farnham, Quebec in 1915, owned a small stuffed bear named Teddy. When her father, Lawrence, enlisted to go fight in the war in Europe, and his letters reveal that he was cold and tired and missed them terribly while in the trenches, she decided to send him her teddy bear to remind him of home and to keep him safe.

The story is told from the point of view of the teddy bear, and I thought this was well done as a way to gently introduce the concept of war to the child reading it…

…This is a beautiful story and a beautifully illustrated book, with heartwarming moments of family time and love.”

—Laura Fabiani

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A Good Trade sparks deep thoughts at the Library of Clean Reads

Posted on January 18th, 2013 by pajamapress

“A simple but powerful story on the value of a gift. I read this book with my son and we had a wonderful discussion on the lives of other children in distant lands and the value we place on material objects. I could see it made him reflect deeply.

…With few words and illustrations that use earth tone colors with splashes of bright, patterned ones, this book conveys a heartwarming story about a boy who, despite living in a country ravaged by a generation of civil war and drought, can find joy in the gift of shoes and likewise show gratitude. This story opened up many questions for my eight-year old son. Where does the aid-worker get the things to give to the village? Can we also send shoes to children in Africa who are barefoot?”
Laura Fabiani

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