Do you have a kiddo who is absolutely obsessed with Dinosaurs? My three year old son and even my one year old daughter are entranced by everything Dino! They live and breathe Dinos! They sleep in Dino pajamas. They eat off Dino plates. Heck, they even have Dino silverware. Having this level of obsession in my home has given me an insight into some pretty great Dinosaur books for kids. Let me tell you, there's a whole lot of them. Here is a list of ten that we have read (not yet reviewed) and loved! Treat the Dino lover in your life!
"Moonstone Beach" is what I would call the perfect beach (or poolside) read. Each character is like someone you know (or wish you did). Cambria sounds like a beautiful little town and the camaraderie of those who inhabit it brings a coziness to the story. Seed writes her characters lovingly. From Kate's inner circle to those who skim it each encounter is written with the aura of love. It's clear that these characters hold significance to Seed and her love for them will bleed to the reader almost from page one.
Last week we pitted two book covers against one another and asked people to vote for their favorite. We had a lot of interest and a lot of votes! Congratulate our winner and get ready for the next round!
The story is perfectly complemented by Cassandra Allen's jaunty, simple and playful illustrations, which provide a terrific source of visual clues for pre-readers looking to recognize words. The rhyming and repetition will make this a favorite read-aloud choice for storytime, as children will happily participate in reading the repeated sections, which are so easily and quickly memorized. In addition, there is a ?Fishy Facts? spread at the back of the book that contains a true fact about each animal in the story (including ?A blue whale can eat millions of krill a day!?), which would make for a fantastic introduction to a discussion on the size of sea creatures and the food chain.
Steven Scaffardi is the author of the Sex, Love and Dating Disaster series. His first novel, The Drought, is the laugh-out-loud tale of one man's quest to overcome the throes of a sexual drought. After the stormy break-up with his girlfriend of three years, Dan Hilles is faced with the daunting task of throwing himself back into the life of a single man. With the help of his three best pals, Dan is desperate and determined to get his leg-over with hilarious consequences!
I can honestly say I laughed out loud multiple times while reading this. From the very sarcastic re-cap of Bambi to the Facebook and Twitter pages of Rumpelstiltskin I promise you will laugh until you cry. Happy tears of course.
Here at the Sumner house we have been missing out on a load of sleep. We have this situation called...Living With A Newborn. This particular princess wants to eat on average every 45 mins to an hour. ALL DAY LONG. My boobs just can't keep up. So, we are having to supplement with formula. Now … Continue reading Hubby Wednesday’s “Thou Shall Not Eat Baby Formula Powder”
Summary from Goodreads: Chris the octopus was content as could be under the sea. He knew nothing of Christmas or holiday cheer. That was until, one day, Santa Claus lost his famous hat … and it found a new home on Chris’ head! Paul Mattingly and F. Andrew Taylor tell the illustrated story of what … Continue reading Book Review “Christmapus – The Christmas Octopus” Paul Mattingly / E. Andrew Taylor
A few weeks ago the husband and I went to all the baby stores and made our baby registeries. One of the stores we made one at is Target. I don't have a very common last name. So, I didn't worry too much about the registry getting mixed up with someone elses. Just in case … Continue reading When Dimensions Collide
This was such a fun book to read! It's like a futuristic 50's crime novel / treasure hunt complete with fedoras, private investigators and the ever present blonde bombshell.