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Free to Be You and Me

by Tracy Howard - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007 at 9:47am

One of our perennial top sellers in children's music is Free to Be You and Me. Recorded in 1972 by Marlo Thomas and a prominent list of 70's entertainers, this cd is a mix of poetry, music, and sketches that emphasize individuality and smash gender specific stereotypes.

Categories: Reviews, Music

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Catopia: A Cat Compendium, by Caroline Repchuk with illustrations by Anne Mortimer

by Debbie Fenty - Saturday, Oct 13, 2007 at 11:56am

An attractive format of fact and folklore with vivid illustrations make this a delightful gift for cat lovers of all ages. Catopia is fun! It includes nifty bookplates, a bookmark, a picture frame and a magnet, a step-by-step guide to Cat's Cradle and a collection of cat rhymes. Also contains helpful resources such as a booklet for recording your cat's vital stats and medical records, and a list of plants that are poisonous to cats.

Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick

Kenneth Oppel Darkwing Contest in Saskatoon

by Ann Pisio - Friday, Oct 12, 2007 at 1:02pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers are excited to host Kenneth Oppel on Sunday, October 14th at 3:00 pm.

Categories: Saskatoon, Contests and Giveaways

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The Magic Raincoat

by Ann Pisio - Thursday, Oct 11, 2007 at 12:00pm

The Magic Raincoat, by Ryan David, Illustrated by Sibylla Benatova The Magic Raincoat makes wishes come true. Emily tells her brother she wishes he was a dog, and suddenly he is! She also wishes for and receives a million dollars. Then she learns her lesson. She wishes her Daddy was home all the time. He loses his job, and Emily feels terrible. By the end of the story, Emily undoes all of the wishing she has done, and enlightened, decides to only do "good" with the raincoat. This is the perfect book for families with scrapbookers. Each page is a work of papercraft, rubber-stamping, ink, and button art, and takes the opportunity to introduce young minds to multi-dimensional mixed mediums. It's also a cautionary tale of where thoughtless excess can lead you, if you're not careful. Beautifully put together, an altogether treat for parents and children alike.

Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick

Dear Mermaids

by Ann Pisio - Thursday, Oct 11, 2007 at 11:58am

Dear Mermaids by Alan Durant, Illustrated by Vanessa Cabban

A little girl named Holly stays in a cabin by the sea, where she finds a mermaid's purse on the beach. Holly corresponds with the mermaid by leaving notes for her in the purse. Their friendship grows as they learn about each other.

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