Books I read in March 2010

Short month of blogging there. Mixed bag here but at least I read some full novels this month.

Picture Books

Not a Box about a rabbit/child who is playing with a box and becomes increasingly annoyed with the staid viewpoint of the adult questioner. It’s funny and impertinent.  Diary of a Spider is light-hearted tale of a girl spider and her daily life.  Really Rabbits is about housekeeping bunnies and is adorable with a kind of low-key humor.The Snowglobe Family is about a family of humans and a family living within the snowglobe.  It is an unusual story and done well, I thought.  The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is bittersweet and beautiful and is really a short story for adults.  I can’t imagine a kid liking it.

Chapter Books

I did like the few facts about hockey that wriggled into Don’t Sit on My Lunch.

Graphic Novels

Fun & Games with Fantastic Five had an annoying concept, in a parallel universe, Mary Jane and Peter Parker have a super daughter.  Touch of Venom – the story had Venom taking over Spider-Girl’s father and attacking her which was much better.  However, there were obvious short-cuts in the artwork and that dragged it down.

I liked Witch – these are cute stories with top-notch Disney art.  Peach Fuzz was best when focused on the ego-centric ferritt.

Teen and Adult Novels

Criss Cross was a bit stagnant but I think that was the point of the book and Artemis Fowl had an ending that cheated.

I really liked Peeps – the chapters on parasites were fun.  Watch Your Back – the kid is introduced in this one which made it extra fun.

  1. Wet Dog by Elise Broach  (picture book)
  2. Dibble and Dabble by  Dave Saunders (picture book)
  3. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (board book)
  4. Jump Frog Jump by Robert Kalan (board book)
  5. Do Mermaids Wet Their Beds by  Jeanne Willis (picture book)
  6. Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin (picture book)
  7. Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (picture book)
  8. Walter Was a Frog by Diane Redfield Massey (picture book)
  9. I Hate Reading by Arthur Bacon, Henry Bacon (picture book)
  10. Bad Frogs by Thacher Hurd (picture book)
  11. Really Rabbits by Virginia L. Kroll (picture book)
  12. Not a Box by Antoinette Portis (picture book)
  13. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (picture book)
  14. Everything I Know About Pirates by Tom Lichtenheld (picture book)
  15. Snowglobe Family by Jane O’Connor  (picture book)
  16. Don’t Sit on My Lunch by Abby Klein (chapter book)
  17. Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery by David A. Adler (chapter book)
  18. Skate Park Challenge by Jake Maddox  (chapter book)
  19. The Other Side by  Istvan Banyai (graphic novel)
  20. Peach Fuzz vol. 1 by Lindsay Chibos, Jared Hodges (graphic novel)
  21. Batman: Crime Time by Bill Matheny (graphic novel)
  22. Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Michael Burgen, Jose Alfonso Ocampo Ruiz (graphic novel)
  23. Spider-Girl: Touch of Venom by Tom Defalco (graphic novel)
  24. Spider-Girl: Fun and Games with the Fantastic Five by Tom Defalco (graphic novel)
  25. W.I.T.C.H. no. 4: Between Light and Dark (graphic novel)
  26. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
  27. Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
  28. Edge of Winter by Betty Neels
  29. Watch Your Back by Donald E. Westlake
  30. Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer
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