Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review: Zealy and Whubba Go Fishing (The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba #3) by Roe DePinto

30847425Title: Zealy and Whubba Go Fishing
Author: Roe DePinto
Published: June 27, 2016
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Pages: 50
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: Paperback given by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk

This third edition of the Zealy and Whubba first series spotlights on Zealy's ability to catch fish which is one of the most important facets of survival for any marine mammal. Eating fish is their lifesource. It is a skill that almost comes naturally to sea animals yet follows the process of a parent training their young, teaching them to grow and endure life's lessons. So, along with Whubba's help and her daddy's teaching, Zealy becomes a wonderful fisherman! Throughout this learning process, Zealy grows closer to Whubba, enjoying his sharing and caring and watchful eye, protecting Zealy as they play and have the greatest fun in the sun. Zealy loves every minute and looks forward to a new day with her sweetest friend, Whubba, when she can learn something else new in her brand new world of surprises! Enjoy these two precious characters and watch your little ones smile as they relate to the love and special caring that Zealy and Whubba portray in their everyday life- growing together, side by side. Follow their escapades through The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba, Series 1, with much more to come!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Spotlight and Review: Twisted True Tales from Science by Stephanie Bearce

28762534Series information:
Series Title: Twisted True Tales from Science
Books in series: Medical Mayhem, Disaster Discoveries, Insane Inventors, Explosive Experiments
Author: Stephanie Bearce
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Publisher: Prufrock Press

Did you know that Nikola Tesla invented a death ray gun and was also afraid of women who wore jewelry? How about the Chinese scientists from two-thousand years ago who were trying to create a medicine that would make them live forever but accidentally blew up their lab and discovered gun powder?

Find out more about the strange history of science in Twisted True Tales from Science, a new non-fiction series that introduces kids to some of the most twisted yet completely true stories from science. These books are perfect for the gross-but-true legends of the Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! stories.

We received this book to give an honest review.
So K and I read this book within a week as we just read a few chapters a night.
There is a lot of neat information that we never knew before such as bloodletting, which George Washington died from. This lead K to be upset because he read that George Washington died another way and was serious that him dying of bloodletting could not be true, so this lead us to research and find the true answer. What we found was correct that he died of bloodletting as he was very sick. I really loved how K was into learning new things and wasn't in shock from the gross things that we read.
We learned about important people who played a huge role in science.
He laughed when he learned that people put feces in sores because you aren't suppose to do that.
Just seeing his eyes go wide when he learned that doctors cut into people's brains to cure them and the questions being asked. This is a book that I as a parent enjoyed reading to K because we both learned to much. There weren't any pictures minus just the ones that were at the start of each chapter. I think this book would be good for the older kids from 10 on up if they are interested in learning how we have evolved in science.

STEPHANIE BEARCE is a writer, teacher, and history detective. She loves tracking down spies and uncovering secret missions from the comfort of her library in St. Charles, Missouri. When she isn’t writing or teaching, Stephanie loves to travel the world and go on adventures with her husband, Darrell.
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Review: The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo, Courtenay Fletcher (Illustrator)

23720749Title: The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm
Authors: LeVar Burton and Susan Schaefer Bernardo
Illustrator: Courtenay Fletcher
Published: Oct. 7, 2014
Publisher: Reading Rainbow
Pages: 32 (print)
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: ebook from library
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

When little Mica Mouse is scared by thunder booming outside her cozy home, Papa Mouse reaches for just the right story to comfort her. Hugging her close, he begins to read The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves. Swallowing the storm just makes him feel worse, so Rhino sets off on a whimsical journey toward healing. Along the way, he meets many friends, including a kind spider, a brave kangaroo, a wise tortoise, and an uplifting whale. With their help, Rhino lets go of the storm inside and learns to see the light in a world turned gray. Mica Mouse is soothed by the story and Papa’s gentle reminder that even though bad things sometimes happen, the world is full of people who care.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Review: Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game (Splat the Cat) by Rob Scotton

22922180Title: Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game
Author: Rob Scotton
Published: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 32(print)
Genre: Children ages 3 on up
Review: ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk

Splat the Cat's friends Spike and Plank are coming over to play games. Splat is excited to play with them . . . until everything starts to go wrong! First he trips and falls in Mouse, Mouse, Cat—and then he can't find a good hiding spot in hide-and-seek. Readers will delight as Splat finds a way to have fun in the end.
The Name of the Game is a perfect story for kids just learning to read, with bright, vivid illustrations and an easy-to-follow text full of Splat's signature humor!

Review: Camilla and Chilli by Lou Silluzio, Mariska Adriani (Illustrations)

Title: Camilla and Chilli
Author: Lou Silluzio
Illustrator: Mariska Adriani
Published: Feb. 2, 2016
Publisher: Domjaf Media
Pages: 40 (paperback)
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

Do you have a young child who is scared of dogs? This delightful tale follows the story of a young girl who is terrified of dogs but who learns, in time, how wonderful it can be to overcome her fear.
Camilla loves to feel the wind in her hair when she runs. But there is one thing that threatens to stop her running altogether ...
DOGS! Big dogs, little dogs, hairy dogs ... Camilla is scared of them all!
Can Camilla overcome her fear of dogs? Let's find out!

Review: Dakota, the Flying Ballerina by Lou Silluzio, Mariska Adriani (Illustrations)

Title: Dakota, the Flying Ballerina
Author: Lou Silluzio
Illustrator: Mariska Adriani
Published: Feb. 2, 2016
Publisher: Domjaf Media
Pages: 36 (paperback)
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

Three-year-old Dakota dreamed of being the best ballerina in the world, but never in her wildest imaginings did she think she'd sprout wings and start to fly!
What happens to this beautiful little flying ballerina as she sails around her neighbourhood? Will Dakota remember which way is home?

Review: Sunny The Snail- And a Colorful Crayons: Inspiring Children's Book about being creative by Karmen Sanda

25681922Title: Sunny The Snail and Colorful Crayons
Author: Karmen Sanda
Published: May 27, 2015
Publisher: Studio Sanda
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

Follow the adventures of Sunny the Snail
This is a wonderful children's book about a baby snail Sunny who wanted to be different and his
family who understood..
Sunny is the youngest and the smallest among his brothers and more than anything else he wants to be
different. And by being different he also helps his mommy and finds joy in his life by helping others.
What possibly can a little snail do to be different? Lean back and find out what Sunny does in this lovely picture book.