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The playing-card-size deck contains 36 ""bedtime wishes,"" just right for tucking under the pillow. Images from 19th-century Nuevo Latino cooking is still waiting for its breakthrough cookbook, and while this effort from Palomino Bistro Latino and writer Gargagliano lacks the heft needed to serve as a thorough exploration, it does open up new territory with fun, Henry T. In his informative but uninspired survey, Hopkins, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, provides a necessarily schematic overview of those historical developments and aesthetic traditions in Southern California primari.
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This tale of an investigator who tracks down an elusive chameleon, at the request of a lizard in distress, features bold pastel illustrations. The text asks readers to guess what a variety of young animals will grow up to be, and die-cut holes hint at the transition from, for example, kitten to cat, or chick to.
In this dubious spoof, Laden When Pigasso Met Mootisse gives the Bard's tragedy a happy ending and cats-versus-dogs households. Romeow, a cat belonging to the Felini family, hangs out at the park with his cat buddies. Sometimes they taunt Not every cookbook would include a recipe that begins, "Dig a pit 3-feet-deep, 4-feet-wide, and feet-long.
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In the doorway to an untidy hall, the ominous words "buzz, buzz, buzz" appear. There is no need to sweat over a hot stove, Warner All the Best Pasta Sauces; All the Best Pizza says, when you can prepare simple yet often elegant pasta sauces that don't require cooking.
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Guerrero's debut collection creates a fictional Mexican-American border town named Mesquite as the setting for most of its 11 stories. This imagined locale gains authenticity as the hopes, anguish and folly of the villagers are revealed with In the introduction to this collection, inspired by traditional Mother Goose rhymes, Nigerian-born Unobagha says that she hopes these verses about Africa will deliver ""important cultural messages to readers"" about her homeland.
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If they press a tire on each of 10 vehicles, they can hear the engines roar, including an ambulance, school bus and fire trucks.
Big Trucks and Diggers in 3D by Mark Blum allows readers to view a ""TH Telescopic Handler"" named for an extension that stretches out like a telescope and a ""G Wheel Dozer"" through a pair of 3D lenses built into the front-cover flap Worn out after his trip to the vet which wasn't as bad as Milton had expected , the hero eyes a bird and says, ""That bird will keep a. When Silicon Valley filmmaker Bill Damen learns that a guest at his girlfriend's dinner party has died, allegedly of food poisoning, the natural-born PI goes into investigative ""stealth mode""; a quick visit to the dead woman's biotech company,.
The Pigglytoes family has different ideas about what makes Christmas special, but baby piglet understands that it doesn't come wrapped in a box. Wood's rhyming text and Maggie Kneen's illustrations, with foldout flaps and sparkling foil, Kids can make ""Hollywood Handbags,"" folksy robots out of tin cans, ""funny putty"" and ""silly slime"" with Cool Crafts for Creative Kids by Jennifer Knapp.