#review: A Giraffe Did One by Jerry Pallotta

Book: A Giraffe Did One Author: Jerry Pallotta Illustrator: Tatjana Mai-Wyss Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press/March 2012 ISBN: 978-1-58536-641-5 Pages/Price: 32/$15.95 Category: Children’s/Picture Book About A Giraffe Did One by Jerry Pallotta A worm did it underground. A bird did it in the air. A bear did it on the hilltop. A whale did it deep in the water. Walking, running, skipping, or jumping. Sometime, somewhere, someone around the world is doing this. Maybe even you! … [Read more...]

World Book Day: We’re a family of readers

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I love to read. I could read all day, every day, if I could get paid for it. But since I can’t, I take a book, or more likely, my kindle with me everywhere I go. That way I’m always prepared when the little moments come – in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, in line at the DMV, before I start work, and even during my lunch hour when I decide to eat by myself. The girls have books in the car and either Lulu is reading to Coco as we make our way, or they’re both looking at their own books. … [Read more...]

Review: AdoraPet Children’s Picture Books – November Giveaway at AdoraPet.com

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About AdoraPet Their small size (4.5” x 4.5”) is perfect for children’s small hands and for your readers to tuck into purses, backpacks and diaper bags when their families are on the go. The books cover an array of adventures, like Pirate, Astronaut, Mermaid, Chef, and more. Each sturdy hardcover book is filled with colorful illustrations to capture children’s imagination, and the rhyming and rhythmic text is fun to read aloud to young children. Each book includes … [Read more...]

Review: Gooney Bird on the Map

Book: Gooney Bird on the Map Author: Lois Lowry Illustrator: Middy Thomas Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children ISBN: 978-0547556222 Pages/Price: 148/$15.99 Category: Children's/Early Reader/Chapter Book My Thoughts on Gooney Bird on the Map Apparently, this is the 5th book in a series of Gooney Bird books, although this is the first book I've had the pleasure to read. It will not be the last. Gooney Bird is in Mrs. Pidgeon's 2nd grade class, and it's a 2nd grade class unlike … [Read more...]

Review: Rub-a-Dub-Dub, There’s a Monkey in Our Tub! (Kindle ebook)

Book: Rub-a-Dub-Dub, There's a Monkey in Our Tub! Author: Heather R. Wallace Price: $3.99 Category: Children's/Fiction About Rub-a-Dub-Dub, There’s a Monkey in Our Tub! When a monkey mysteriously appears in one family's bath tub they aren't quite sure how he got there or what he'll do next. However, in this delightfully illustrated children's book, one thing is certain; taking a bath is only the beginning of this monkey's antics as he makes their house his home. Our Thoughts on … [Read more...]

Giveaway: The Gruffalo – Ends 09/09

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About The Gruffalo Based on the best-selling children’s book, The Gruffalo is a magical tale of a mouse who takes a stroll through the woods.  Encountering three predators who all wish to eat him, the adorable and confident mouse has to use his wits to survive.  He tells his predators that he is meeting a monster, which scares each of them, but what will mouse do when comes face to face with the terrible product of his imagination? The Gruffalo was just released on DVD for $12.99!  The … [Read more...]