Archive | March, 2019

Book Review-Daddy’s Favorite Sound

31 Mar

Daddy’s Favorite Sound is a fictional children’s book written by Brock and Kinley Eastman.
Summary: Little Lion really wants to know which sound is daddy’s favorite. In fact, she’ll try any sound to figure it out!
My Thoughts: This is a cute book with a great premise-a fun book to read to a child at bedtime. I also liked that the author wrote this book with his daughter’s help, which is fun.
My only criticism (and I almost can’t believe I am saying this), is that I think the book could have been shorter. I like the premise, but once the same basic thing is repeated over several pages, it is a little much.
Otherwise though, this is a fun little book for parents to read to their kids to let them know they are loved.
I would like to thank Harvest House Publishers for providing me with a free digital copy of this book for my unbiased review. Thank you!

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Book Review-Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic

30 Mar

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic was written by Michael McCreary.
Summary: This book is about Michael. He is Canadian, a comedian, a brother, a playwright, a former improv student, and he is autistic. Throughout this book, Michael shares his story of growing up-and how things look from his side of the stage.
My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book. I found it funny, heartwarming, and at times a little heart-breaking. Overall, it was a great mix of learning about life from Michael’s perspective with bits of wisdom and humor thrown in for both neurotypical and autistic alike. I would recommend this book for anyone who has ASD, or anyone that would like to learn a little more about what it is like to have autism. Oh, and anyone who wouldn’t mind a good laugh now and then!
I would like to thank Annick Press Ltd. for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday Words

27 Mar
Remember, worrying is more harmful than helpful—being largely wasted, negative energy. It's like praying for what you don't want. Along with fault-finding, jealousy, self-pity, impatience, selfishness, irritability, taking offense, indecision, and complaining, etc. worrying saps today of its power and usefulness. So,... don't sit and stew, get up, go and do! “For every ailment under the sun, there is a remedy, or there is none. If there be one, try to find it, if there be none, never mind it.”
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Book Review-The Marvelous Mustard Seed

24 Mar

The Marvelous Mustard Seed was written by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. It is a Christian children’s book, and alludes to the parable of the mustard seed in the Bible.
Summary: There isn’t much you can do with a mustard seed but plant it. But once you do, it can grow into something amazing.
My Thoughts: I liked this book. It shows children how a seed grows into a plant, and then into a tree. It also shows kids that even though they are small, they can grow and be something amazing as well.
I enjoyed the illustrations-especially the ones that showed what was happening under the ground as the seed grew. There was a thoughtfulness behind each page, and I could really see where they were going with this story. I liked it.
Thank you to Flyaway Books for providing me with a digital copy of this book for my honest review.

Book Review-Don’t Dangle Your Participle

23 Mar

Don’t Dangle Your Participle was written by Vanita Delschlager. It is a grammar book written for children, and is meant to show what a dangling participle is, and how to fix it.
The very beginning of this book has a section discussing the grammar behind the book, and the following pages contain humorous pictures and examples of dangling participles.
My Thoughts: I don’t know that this book should just be handed to a child. The grammar behind participles is discussed in detail at the beginning, but is written for someone who really understands grammar.
I believe the perfect application for this book would be with a teacher explaining the grammar section, and then showing students the pictures.
The pictures in this book are wonderful. They give great (and funny) examples to explain to children why a dangling participle can make a really big difference in a sentence.
In conclusion, if you need to teach a child about dangling participles, this book is a fun way to do it.
I would like to thank VanitaBooks for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday Words

20 Mar
Cupcakes ^^
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Book Review-Crunch and Crack, Oink and Whack!

17 Mar

Crunch and Crack, Oink and Whack! was written by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Pablo Pino.
Summary: Ms. Garcia’s class is on the hunt for onomatopoeias! They search the school and nearby grounds to collect as many as they can, then bring them back to class to share with everyone else.
My Thoughts: This is a really fun book. There is a cute rhyme throughout the story, and tons of great examples of sound words. The pictures are wonderfully illustrated, and the whole book just WORKS.
My favorite part, is that this book shows how fun learning can be! I really enjoyed it, and it is a perfect introduction for kids to the onomatopoeia.
I would like to thank Lerner Publishing Group for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!