Monday, June 7, 2010

Michael Recycle: Written by Ellie Bethel, Illustrated by Alexandra Colombo

This is a wonderful, vibrantly illustrated story with a great message for kids....Recycle!! As you read, you will follow the adventure of Michael Recycle in the town of Abberdoo-Rimey where garbage was left to grow rotten and slimy. Kids and adults will both enjoy this fun rhyming story about acting order to stop trash from reaching up to the moon!
Oh! And don't forget to read the last pages so that you can find tips about how to help the environment.
Happy reading....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Puffling: Written by Margaret Wild, Illustrated by Julie Vivas

With this being graduation time and thus a time when we think about children growing up and venturing out on their own, I dedicate this book review to everyone out there who is celebrating a milestone or knows someone who is celebrating a milestone in their life.
This beautifully illustrated, well written book is a story about growing up and learning how to spread your wings. You'll love the story, especially if you're a parent or if you are someone who has gained the wisdom that life can bring you about growing up. The story is so sweet and lines like this will warm your heart: "You'll be our dear Puffling - even when you're grown up and have a chick of your own." How sweet.
Let me know if you've read this and what you think about it....

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hattie the Bad: Written by Jane Devlin, Pictures by Joe Berger

What can I say? I'm a bit "bad' at heart, so this book appealed to me!! Read along to find what unfolds in this story for Hattie the Bad. And, don't let the book title scare you away...after all, I think that even the best of us have a little bad inside! Besides that, this story has a good moral to it. We all need to remember what makes us us. We are all unique in our own way...even if that means that we are a bit mischievous or don't always follow the rules. Rules are meant to be broken anyway, right? And, sometimes being too good is overrated! I think the bottom line to remember when reading this book is that we shouldn't take things or ourselves too seriously. Life is meant to be enjoyed. You can't worry about what others think of you or change who you are to fit their mold. You have to remain true to yourself and be who you really are.
Happy reading....

Oh yeah...I forgot to add, that the illustrations in this book are very vivid, bright, and appealing to the eye. I love the work that Joe Berger did with the pictures in the book!

Book Fair

Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos this summer? Check out the Scholastic Book Fair at the Martha Riley Library in Roseville taking place from June 14th - 19th. The book fair will be held during regular library hours. Martha Riley Library is located at: 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, California 95747

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Poor Puppy: By Nick Bruel

So, if you've read my blog before, you know that I loved the book Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel. Now, I have stumbled across Poor Puppy...also written by Nick Bruel. This is another great story for kids. The pages are brilliantly colorful, so they are sure to stand out, appeal to your children, and keep their attention. The story is also quite humorous and educational at the same time. As you and your child read, you will review the letters of the alphabet and also do some counting. The author is very witty and has managed to keep the book educational just like the Bad Kitty story, without your children even realizing that this is a story for both enjoyment and for learning!
Happy reading!!

Hello all....

Sorry it's been so long. I have lots of good excuses as to why I haven't posted any book reviews for a while...but I'll keep those to myself. That's not important. What is important is that I'm up and running again, so get ready for some posts!!!