Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jamie recommends "Bossypants"

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Admittedly I am a fan of Tina Fey. She is smart and funny with a sense of humor that can be biting and absurd; I was looking forward to her autobiography, Bossypants, and I was not disappointed. From almost the first page I was literally laughing out loud while reading it. She chronicles moments in her life beginning with her childhood, through her days in Chicago and nights at Saturday Night Live to today with her show 30 Rock and guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. If you like her humor you will definitely enjoy her book. There are many laughs combined with serious moments that you’re not quite sure you should take seriously because, after all, this is Tina Fey. If you’re looking for a light read filled with humor, this is the book for you. I’d follow it up by checking out a season of 30 Rock just to keep the laughs coming.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lisa recommends "The Cow Loves Cookies"

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Sometimes you run across a new book that is a hit with all ages. That was the case with The Cow Loves Cookies this week in our preschool and 2 year old story times out at the North Branch. There are a lot of great farm stories out there, but this one rises to the top because it does something a little bit different. Karma Wilson rhymes the animals food, from the hay for the horses to the treats for the dogs. It is hard to keep a straight face when the cow keeps demanding cookies. If you are looking for a new picture book to read, I definitely recommend picking this one up.

Recommended for ages 2-6 (although older kids will still crack a smile)