Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Revieiw of Children's Book Homer
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"A comically expressive tot pays tribute to the all-important Blankie in a bright, playful board book sure to have instant toddler appeal."
"Babies and best cuddly animal friends make an irresistible combination in this new board book from beloved photographer Rachael Hale!"
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
"Who built the stable where Jesus lay? The answer is conveyed in this beautifully crafted picture book that envisions a young boy, a shepherd and carpenter both who, out of love and kindness, cleared the way for another shepherd and carpenter to be born on Christmas day."
"It is the eighth night of Hanukkah, and George and his friends have gathered for a celebration. They light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make latkes, and learn the importance of mitzvah! In this tabbed board book, youngsters will even find a tasty latke recipe and instructions for constructing a dreidel, with rules for play. A festive foil-stamped cover makes this a fine holiday gift for fans of Curious George."
"When Isabel and her family move to the United States, Isabel misses all the things she left behind in Mexico, especially her aunt Lupita and hearing people speak Spanish. But she also experiences some wonderful new things--her first snow storm and a teacher who does not speak Spanish but has a big smile. Even better, Papa and her brother Chavo help her turn a big box into her own quiet place, where she keeps her books and toys and writes letters to Aunt Lupita. As she decorates and adds more and more on to her quiet place, it is here that Isabel feels the most at home in her new country while she learns to adjust to the changes in her life."
"Jack is ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. Jack's limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire budding young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs."
"Little Hippo loves to pretend, and today he is playing a doctor. He tries to examine Big Hippo, Very Tall Giraffe, Giant Crocodile, Elephant, and other patients. But not everyone plays the way Doctor Hippo expected. Especially not Lion. Lion does not want to play Doctor Hippo's game. When he lets out a huge roar, the little doctor races home to find that Mama Hippo's medicine is the best of all. Jonathan London's reassuring story is perfectly matched by Gilles Eduar's warm and whimsical illustrations."
I enjoyed the character of Little Hippo. He wakes up one day and decides he will play doctor. He visits his friends and wants to check them out. In the end his mom checks him out just like he checked his friends out. It was very cute that in the last picture of the book you see that all the friends he checked on while playing doctor where actually his stuffed animal friends. A delightful book about using your imagination to play and shows a loving and caring relationship between a mom and child. I also enjoyed the illustrations; they were well done and fit the story and that is why I gave this book 5/5 stars.
"When the Dungy family heads out to a football game, Mom and Dall tell all the kids, "Don't wander off!" but Jordan can't resist getting a closer look at the souvenir stand. But when he turns around to talk to his dad, he can't find his family! This book teachers an important lesson to children about paying attention and never wandering off on your own."
This book shows a family at a football game. One of the children wonders off but is later found. The book is good for teaching about staying with your family when you go to a strange place. I liked that the characters were African American; you don’t see many children’s books with characters of different ethnic groups. I gave this book 5/5 stars. I liked the illustrations; I thought the story was easy to follow and the book teaches a great principle.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The author, Mary Hunt, is a well known financial adviser. Her tips can really help you as you try to conserve your money while still making those around you happy with just the right gifts.
I gave this book 5/5 stars. I enjoyed this unique story. I thought the author did an excellent job of creating characters that have depth and you enjoy reading about and cheering for! The main character in the book is Mallory. She is full of life and such a joy to read about. Her interactions with people are what made this story so entertaining! I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a book about real characters in real life situations.