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Art MoCo's Top 10 Books of 2008 - "a delightful tale of plush creatures" The Woollyhoodwinks, created by San Francisco artists Jeff Root and Scott Runcorn, appeal to fans of handmade crafts and designer toys. Written by collaborators Phil Dumesnil and Asa Sanchez, the 'Hoodwinks first adventure will introduce these playful characters to an even wider and appreciative audience. Learn more at www.woollyhoodwinks.com
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Chub Chub is a scamp. A cheeky tyke, who's rather a handful- the sort of kid who's fun for a while, but you're glad you don't have to cope with him all the time. I can only apologize to those I tormented.
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The fun-loving calf Olivia befriends the girl Mei, and the two become inseparable soul sisters. But pulling her weight on the farm is no easy task for the young ox. Suddenly, when her buddy and village are in trouble, can Olivia show her best qualities? This calf of golden character will appeal to fans of the classic children's tale Ferdinand. 2009 was the Year of the Ox. Each book in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series features a unique cast from the Chinese lunar calendar.
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Born on New Year's Day, the piglet Patricia explores the farm with her parents. Growing up is a learning process, as Patty gets advice from her uncles, aunts, and cousins. But being a sensible pig takes practice, as Patty realizes when Farmer Wu loses his jade ring! Can Patty demonstrate her best qualities when others think they aren't? Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to new parents, those interested in Asian culture, and lovers of classic pig tales such as Charlotte's Web and Babe. Second in the series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac, The Year of the Pig features all the creatures from the Chinese lunar calendar. 2007 was the Year of the Pig.
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2011 is the Year of the Rabbit! Thsi is the sixth story in Immedium's popular children's picture book series on the twelve charismatic animals of the Chinese New Year. The adventures of the funny bunny Rosie will amuse children and adults alike. Born with very long ears, Rosie also has great sense for adventure. She wants new sights to see and plants to taste, and soon meets the boy Jai in his grandmother's garden. As other animals learn that she is an unusual bunny, will Rosie ever find that her ears come in handy? Enjoy this hair-raising tale!
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The baby rat Ralph explores his new world with the farm boy Bing. But fitting in is a challenge as Ralph learns that behaving right is more easily said than done. When Bing's birthday party goes awry, can Ralph rescue his friend by using the traits that others frowned upon? Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to new parents, those interested in Asian culture, and lovers of classic rodent tales such as Stuart Little and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. The third in the series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac follows The Year of the Pig (2007) and The Year of the Dog (2006). 2008 was the Year of the Rat! Each book features a unique cast of creatures from the Chinese lunar calendar.
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"a storybook ideal for launching the lunar year" - Books, Inc., San Francisco, CA. 2015 is The Year of the Sheep! Sydney is a lamb who learns the lay of the land from her parents and that is important to fit in with the flock! Sydney befriends the shepherd girl Zhi and together they learn what kind of character a sheep possesses! But how can Sydney uniquely help when trouble arises? The Year of the Sheep is the tenth in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac.
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Born into royalty, the young prince Teddy is warned by the King and Queen to steer clear of humans who are intruding into their wild domain. However, curiosity compels this cat to befriend the girl Su. But when each camp doesn't want to cross the other's tracks, can Teddy prove the jungle is big enough for both man and beast? 2010 was the Year of the Tiger! This latest adventure in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac follows The Year of the Ox (2009), The Year of the Rat (2008), The Year of the Pig (2007) and The Year of the Dog (2006). Each book features a unique cast from the Chinese lunar calendar. Each year is represented by an animal who symbolizes special qualities, and people traditionally identity with the personality of the sign in their birth year.
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Geronimo isn’t the only world-famouse adventuring journalist from New Mouse City; introducing his fabulous sister, Thea! The Thea Sisters are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists just like their hero, Thea Stilton. Between classes and friendships, love and small fits of jealousy, they’re finding college life is really exciting! In “The Secret of Whale Island,” it’s the start of the new school year and the students have arrived at Mouseford Academy. Every year at this time, the whales move off the coast of Whale Island, but this time, a savage killer whale threatens the peace.
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It’s election time at Mouseford Academy and the candidates from the Lizard and Gecko student clubs face some challenges if they want to get elected president. Certainly not helping matters is the arrival of a mysterious black ship off the shores of the island . . . and it’s trying to pollute the beach! The girls must use all their investigative skills to root out the connection between the ship and the campaign. The fates of the election and their beautiful island home is at stake!
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