The only complaint (other than the cover) that I have is that this series ( Biggest Baddest Books for Boy) is incredibly sexist. I dislike teaching children that some things are aimed toward their gender and those are the things they should be interested in. I'm very unhappy with this categorization. Bugs are for everyone. Period.
Toby's life begins on a farm where the carefree, happy days he has known come to an abrupt end when his breeder decides to "dispose" of him and his sister Tara because of the color of their fur. With the help of a kind farmhand, the two puppies escape unharmed.
This adorable retelling of the age old fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" will have you laughing out loud! My littles enjoyed the easy to understand story and my three year old even picked up that the story warns against lying.
Magic Beach's target audience is roughly upper elementary and lower middle school age. I say this with a bit of hesitation because I feel like it could fit a broader age range depending on the child. I read it to my almost three year old son and he ate it up.
In his swampy home, Solomon is looking for fun but nobody wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in a flap, and the hippo is downright huffy. But then somebody else starts making a ruckus . . . and for once it is NOT Solomon. Could it be the perfect pal for a lonely croc? Matching vibrant art with rollicking words, Scottish artist Catherine Rayner has created a funny, reassuring story about a rambunctious youngster who chases off the friends he's trying to make.
When watching TV with my wife, she likes to point out which actresses or singers she thinks are beautiful. And as she is Korean, she most often points out girls with large eyes and a nice complexion. I usually point to the ones that look quiet and have friendly faces. Nonetheless, my wife thinks I have horrible taste in women. I’m not sure if that’s ironic or not.
First Lines: Kyle Evans lived in a small, comfortable house in the town of Moorefield. He lived with his mom and pet cat - Bootles - and nothing exciting ever happened to him. This was exactly how Kyle liked it because he did not enjoy surprises.
Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt comes from "The Broke and the Bookish". I don't read a whole lot of funny books so, I think ten is shooting a bit high. Instead, I'll aim for five. These books are in no particular order.
One of my favorite things about this book is that it addresses racism and acceptance in very inadvertent ways. The message and struggle is there but, it's a part of the story instead of the whole story. I think it adds a complexity that I really wasn't expecting.
A 2013 ‘Wishing Shelf’ Gold Award Winner!! Read the fun times and adventures Harry and his Dad share together during the day while working in their garden, then enjoy the fictional bed time stories Dad created for Harry about all the new insect friends they met that day.