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Arts & Entertainment

April 1, 2014

4-1 Good Reads

Books

EDMOND — ‘THE LITTLE DUCK’

BY JUDY DUNN

Just in time for Easter comes this new board book edition of a springtime classic: “The Little Duck,” written by Judy Dunn and photographed by Phoebe Dunn.

Photographs depict everything from the thrill and jubilation of watching an egg hatch to a baby duck’s adventures exploring his new world and making friends.

Ages 0-3.

‘LORD AND LADY BUNNY —

ALMOST ROYALTY!

TRANSLATED FROM RABBIT BY POLLY HORVATH

In this hilarious sequel to “Mr. and Mrs. Bunny — Detectives Extraordinaire!” — that even includes a guest appearance by J.K. Rowling a.k.a. “Oldwhatshername” — Madeleine wants nothing more than to save money for college, but her impractical, ex-hippie parents are broke.

When the family unexpectedly inherits a sweet shoppe in England that has the potential to earn serious profit, they see an answer to all their problems….

Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny — formerly of the detecting persuasion — are looking for new professions, and Mrs. Bunny decides she would like to be Queen. Soon they, too, are headed across the pond.

This follow up to “Mr. and Mrs. Bunny — Detectives Extraordinaire!” will not disappoint fans of this truly entertaining and laugh-out-loud series.

Ages 8-12.

‘TEN EGGS IN A NEST’

BY MARILYN SADLER

Beginning readers can count to 10 — and add — while they learn to read in the latest, Bright and Early Book, “Ten Eggs in a Nest” written by “P.J. Funnybunny” author Marilyn Sadler and illustrated by Michael Fleming.

Gwen the hen has laid her eggs, but just how many is anyone’s guess. For now, she’s quite content to sit and wait for them to hatch.

Red Rooster, however is too excited to wait. As soon as one egg hatches, he struts over to Worm World to buy ONE worm for his ONE new baby chick.

Alas, Red returns to find that TWO baby chicks have now hatched, requiring a return trip to Worm World. The hijinks continue back and forth until 10 eggs have hatched, and young readers have learned a thing or two about ONE: counting to 10; TWO: simple addition; THREE: buying and selling; and FOUR: chickens and eggs!

With stylized illustrations by Michael Fleming reminiscent of classic Beginner Books, this is a perfect choice for parents looking to teach reading and math to their own little chicks!

Ages 3-7.

NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Little Duck” and/or “Lord and Lady Bunny — Almost Royalty!” Deadline is 10 a.m. April 7. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

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  • jc_Earp Marlin 2 - photo credit Noel Winters.jpg Shootout of a sale

    An original article of the Wild West will be made available at auction Thursday. The rifle of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp will be part of the J. Levine Auction & Appraisal’s Summer Quarterly Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Earp was an Arizona deputy sheriff and deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Ariz. He is legendary for playing a key role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He died in 1929 at age 80.
    Wyatt Earp collector Barry Tapp of Edmond will be selling his 1895 Wyatt Earp Marlin rifle at the auction. The rifle has an estimated value between $50,000 and $75,000. It includes authentication documentation from Tombstone Heritage Museum, according to the auction house

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    July 25, 2014

  • OBU dance team celebrates National Dance Day

    In 2010, “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe created National Dance Day in an effort to help people embrace dance and combat obesity on the last Saturday in July.
    This year, on July 26, Oklahoma Baptist University’s dance team will host a fundraiser that allows participants to dance all day for $30. The fundraiser will be in the Noble Complex on OBU’s campus.
    Cami Gower, an OBU junior and co-captain/co-founder of the dance team, said the team’s officers have been planning for their upcoming season since April. Gower is a graduate of Deer Creek High School.
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    July 24, 2014

  • Never Girls Good Reads

    NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The Never Girls: A Pinch of Magic” and/or “The Secrets of Tree Taylor.” Deadline is 10 a.m. July 28. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

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  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

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