Kidsmomo Podcast #50: “Animal House”

June 14th, 2011 by

A pig who’s raised by a dog. A mouse seeking help from birds and rats. And a whole zoo full of animal heroes… Meet them all in our latest podcast, all about multi-animal adventures! PLUS, a walk down memory lane, to commemorate our 50th (YES! 50th!) podcast!

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  • “Have ewe herd?” — aka our mystery book revealed (AND Karen crammed two puns in there! Wahoo!)
  • Introducing… The Adventures of Manatee and Seahorse! And a lion + eagle buddy movie!
  • Our Multi-Animal Adventure picks (The Secret Zoo and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH)
  • A review from YOU (Smiles To Go)
  • Zedonks. Again.

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is Books About Dads, just in time for Father’s Day! So send us a review of your favorite book about dads and check out these books about dads!

— Karen and Nancy

Smiles To Go by Jerry Spinelli

June 1st, 2011 by

Submitted by Ayra, Age 11 from Ohio

Rating: ★★★★★

The first time I tried to read this book, I put it down in three seconds. It flew directly to my rejects pile– “Ew. This book is so slow!”

Not anymore.

Smiles to Go features Will Tuppence, a chess-obsessed, pizza-eating geek. It all started when a proton decayed and when Will realized that nothing lasts forever.

This book is amazing, and it had me crying at one point. I would reccomend it to you any day!