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Category Archives: Feelings

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A young girl immigrates from Mexico to America in the 1950’s.  Her transition–sometimes difficult, sometimes wonderful–is told through letters back home to her beloved Aunt Lupita.  Beautifully told and drawn by husband/wife team Small and Stewart.

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This is Hannah, and those are her hands, Sadie and Ratz.  Sometimes they behave like wild beasts! …especially when her pesky 4-year-old brother is around.

An entertaining read and a great way to teach impulse control to little ones.


Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 11.54.30 AMA cheerful “bunny rabbit gentleman” with a wonderful knack for setting things right.  Kind, soothing and entertaining tales.

Also had to post the sublime graphic art of the 1961 board game:

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Adorable baby chimpanzee, Bobo is on the hunt. It seems every animal in the jungle is getting a big hug except him. With every cuddling pair he passes, his one word of text becomes louder and sadder as he wails, “HUG!” At last, his mother appears, running toward him yelling, “BOBO!” He runs to her, crying, “MOMMY!” and gets the biggest hug ever.

Alborough’s skilled marker pen drawings are lush, detailed and beautiful. His measured choice of three words of text is brilliantly executed. This story bursts with feeling and charm.


Houndsley the dog loves canoeing, but not bike riding. His best friend Catina the cat loves bike riding, but not canoeing. How will they ever enjoy these things together? Luckily, they discover how to help one another.



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