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Jodee Taylor, Book Reviewer

Book Review

The House That Max Built

by Jodee Taylor

Max has land on a lake and wants to maximize his view of the water, but first he needs plans, a basement, framing, a roof, drywall and a porch. The pictures feature heavy equipment, scenery, and the outline of the house as it is built.... Read More

Book Review

The Snow Angel

by Jodee Taylor

A snowy Christmas day never looked as good as it does through Jane Chapman’s glittery illustrations. Glitter is sprinkled liberally throughout the landscape and carefully applied to wings and leaves and houses to make a mouse... Read More

Book Review

Kami and the Yaks

by Jodee Taylor

Kami, a young deaf boy living in the most mountainous region of Nepal, finds his family’s lost yaks; he does so by determination and courage, but also through keen observation. On the morning of a mountain-climbing trek involving his... Read More

Book Review

Because I Love You So Much

by Jodee Taylor

This colorful, sturdy picture book not only gives lessons on polar bears and maternal love, but covers the water cycle as well. Snowy is a very smart bear who knows how to fish, slide down icebergs, and appreciate the arctic sky. But he... Read More

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Heaven is Having You

by Jodee Taylor

Heaven on Earth is described in simple rhymes and everyday happenings in this joyful and joyfully illustrated book about bears. When Little Bear goes to visit his grandparents, Grandma Bear tells the cub, “It’s heaven to see you!”... Read More

Book Review

France

by Jodee Taylor

Travelers in Europe who are there specifically to look at the art—and even those who just stumble upon such treasures as Notre Dame de Paris—will see things they never saw before and learn more about things they already knew existed,... Read More

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