Tuesdays with Tundra 20

Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!

The French Fry King
By Rogé
Hardcover | 32 pages | Ages 4-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-350-6
“…Both the story and the illustrations are appealingly fantastical, with tall-tale exaggerations and witty interactions with satisfied customers…. Roger’s story conveys the subtle and salutary message that material achievement and fame does not necessarily include love and companionship, and a shared venture may be sweeter than solitary success.”
Kirkus Reviews

Hey Canada!
By Vivien Bowers
Illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
Hardcover | 72 pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN: 978-1-77049-255-4
“Arrays of small color photos, cartoons and occasional comic-book pages provide visuals for a young traveler….”
Kirkus Reviews

The Rumor
By Anushka Ravishankar
Illustrated by Kanyika Kini
Hardcover | 32 pages | Ages 4-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-280-6
“…The Rumor is a brilliantly written tale of the village of Baddbaddpur where people tell tales ‘so tall … they would reach the stars’ …. Combining elements of humour and nonsense into an Indian tale, along with Anushka Ravishankar’s wonderful verse writing, this cautionary tale of rumours is a fun and enjoyable read for any child or parent….”
– Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

Spot the Difference
By Tak Bui
Paperback | 48 pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN: 978-1-77049-279-0
“In a challenging workout for Where’s Waldo? fans a Canadian cartoonist offers 82 teeming scenes in pairs that are identical only at first glance … the figures and action are depicted with fine-lined exactitude, and there’s plenty of stage business and visual humor to keep even browsers uninterested in playing the intended game amused.”
Kirkus Reviews

Wanda and the Frogs
By Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Paperback | 32 pages | Ages 4-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-307-0
Blue-eyed, freckle-faced Wanda is back, and with her comes spring, puddles, and wriggling black tadpoles. Wanda is enchanted. On the way to school one morning, Wanda scoops some tadpoles into her sand pail. When she presents them to her teacher, the teacher agrees to let the class take care of them until they become frogs. But what will happen to the tadpoles once they grow legs and their tails begin to shrink?

Wanda and the Wild Hair
By Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Paperback | 32 pages | Ages 3-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-306-3
Blue-eyed freckle-faced Wanda has a problem: she loves her wild hair dearly, but it drives all the adults in her life to distraction. She loves the way it feels when she touches it. She loves the way it looks when she pats it in front of the mirror. But her mother always nags her to wash it, her father wants to take her to the poodle parlor for a trim, and her teacher threatens to ask the principal to cut it off. What can poor Wanda do?

Wanda’s Freckles
By Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Paperback | 24 pages | 3-7 Ages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-308-7
Wanda has freckles. Lots and lots of freckles. They make her feel special, until the day in the park when a group of boys point, laugh, and tease her for having spots. All of a sudden, the freckles she’d liked become a problem. What can she do? Wanda decides that there’s only one thing: make her freckles disappear altogether!

Pub Date Giveaway: Tell us which new release of ours you would love to read in the comments below and one lucky reader will receive their requested book!

One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, May 10, 2012!

UPDATE: Lucky number 8, congratulations to kittiepride! A copy of Wanda and the Wild Hair will be sent to you. Thank you to everyone who entered!

17 Replies to “Tuesdays with Tundra 20”

  1. I would love to receive Spot the Difference. My daughter and I love doing those types of books together. The fact that it is illustrated by a Canadian is even better!

  2. I would like to experience reading Wanda and the Wild Hair
    By Barbara Azore. Looks like a book about individuality and embracing what makes you special.

  3. Love the French Fry King – don’t even have to open the cover and you can see how cute it would be!

  4. Ronrose

    I would love to win a copy of Spot The Difference. Thanks
    I would love to win a copy of Spot The Difference Thanks

  5. I would love th own a copy of SPOT THE DIFFERENCE. I hope to have all the answers before I have grandchildren! 😉

  6. Happy pub day to one and all…but the one that caught my attention is THE FRENCH FRY KING. Curious why a dog is on the cover? Thanks for the chance! ^_^

  7. I would love the Spot The Difference book. My kids love these type of books and they would be thrilled to add this one to their collection.


  8. I am impressed with the beautiful cover art on all these titles. My heart is drawn to the French Fry King but my daughter is in the target age range for the Wanda books and she has some hair issues of her own. So ‘Wanda and the Wild Hair’ it is!

    Thanks, good luck to all these authors with their sales.

    Maya M.

  9. French Fry King would be great to use during or tall tale unit and discussing exaggerating.

  10. Hello – I would love a copy of The French Fry King. I am a Pre-K through Grade 2 librarian and I can just imagine how many times I will have to put holds on that book! The kiddos will just love it! They love animals and the cover just grabbed me.
    Thanks for sharing about these books.

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