Tag Archive for Blue Apple Books

Hiccup!

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It’s the big day of the school play, and Jamie has a mean case of the hiccups. For Jamie, this could be calamitous—the last time he had the hiccups, they lasted two whole days! But Jenna, the star of the…

Baxter the Tweeting Dog

Our story opens by introducing us to an adorable little brown dog named Baxter, the town he lives in, and a not so cleverly-named social media service called Twoofer that only dogs know about and use. All the dogs in…

Prickles vs. The Dust Bunnies

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Publisher Blue Apple’s Balloons Toons books are hit or miss. On the one hand, there are outstanding efforts like Elise Gravel’s A Day in the Office of Doctor Bugspit, a book so strange and charming that it immediately grabbed my…

It’s Pooltime!

Elephant, Stork, and Alligator spend the day at the pool in It’s Pooltime! Though it’s fun to hang out with friends, there are some inevitable mishaps along the way in this introductory graphic novel for young readers, including a towel…

Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors

When considering all of our modern conveniences, it’s really no surprise that encouraging kids to play outside can be challenging, if not downright impossible. Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors is a celebration of being out in the wilderness,…

Adopt a Glurb

I’ve had many types of pets during my lifetime: Guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, hermit crabs, fish, turtles, chinchillas, rabbits, cats, dogs, and more. But there is one type of pet I’ve never had the fine opportunity to raise: glurbs.…