4 stars! Written in simple language and illustrated with vibrant and painstaking detail, the narrative is punctuated by boxed “Skunk Facts” on each page.
4 stars! A passel of historical facts and a smattering of tall tales yield some laugh-out-loud results for readers who discover how Paul developed his booming voice (bells, bells, bells) and the reason (cherry trees + axe) George went on to become the only President not ALLOWED to live in Washington D.C.
5 stars! It’s Kind of a Funny Story made me understand mental illness the way that Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Doubleday, 2003) made me understand autism.
2 stars! While a nice introduction to this particular species and the concept of scavengers, this cut paper collage non-fiction picture book is not useful for reports, lacking a bibliography, sources, index, glossary, or map
3 stars! The images in the book are luminous: a breakfast table on a bright sunny morning; fat, butter-colored honeybees; a shimmering veil of rain; richly hued autumn leaves; and honey in tones of yellow, amber, gold and brown.
4 stars! This positive book about believing in your dreams is a winner.
3 stars! Instead of color or line to move the reader from page to page, Whitehead incorporates numbers into each page, reinforcing the counting, propelling the book, and creating a find the figure game for readers, most cleverly when the number is disguised as a piece of coral or sculpture.
3 stars! The conservationist message isn’t subtle, but it is effective and accessible to young audiences. A bibliography of resources for young explorers includes books and a government website.
7:30am alarm – snooze 7:39am alarm – snooze 7:40am scroll Facebook instead of making breakfast or tea or packing lunch 7:50am drag self out of bed, throw on comfortable shoes, a dress too long for the rainy weather, and a zip up fair aisle cardigan – no bun today! 8am hit the road! Traffic. DelayedContinue reading “A Day In the Life: Thursday February 3, 2022”
3 stars! The story is a quick read; like it’s prequel The Gold Dress the themes of peer pressure, fitting in and adapting are strong.