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Friday, October 20, 2017

Book Review - Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Baby Monkey, Private Eye



About the Book
Who is Baby Monkey?

He is a baby.

He is a monkey.

He has a job.

He is Baby Monkey, Private Eye!

Lost jewels?

Missing pizza?

Stolen spaceship?

Baby Monkey can help...

if he can put on his pants!

Baby Monkey's adventures come to life in an exciting blend of picture book, beginning reader, and graphic novel. With pithy text and over 120 black and white drawings accented with red, it is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers.

Hooray for Baby Monkey!

My Take on the Book
This was a fun story with a a baby monkey that was both cute and a private eye. The book is one that was a quick read and has beautiful illustrations. The mystery of the missing jewels was a fun case and you get to find out who stole the jewels through not only the story but the beautiful imagery too.


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Book Review - Eerie Elementary: Classes Are Canceled!

Eerie Elementary: Classes Are Canceled!



About the Book
Eerie Elementary is falling apart! Floors are splitting, walls are crumbling, and students are in serious danger! Principal Winik announces that the school must be torn down. But Sam, Lucy, and Antonio are not sure that is the answer . . . Could this all be part of Orson Eerie's plan to live forever? Sam and his friends must work fast to find out!



My Take on the Book
My daughter loves to read this great series, not only because of the world that is created, but also because of the characters that are a part of the world too! This is a great new addition to the series. We loved seeing the plot, the twists and turns as well as the mystery that surrounds the book itself. The book is a fast read and we definitely did not want to put the book down once we started!

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Book Review - Geronimo Stilton Micekings: The Helmet Holdup

Geronimo Stilton Micekings: The Helmet Holdup



About the Book
Oh, no! One of the special miceking helmets in miceking leader Sven the Shouter's private collection has been stolen! Could it have been taken by the vilekings-the rival mouse clan? The micekings journey to the vilekings' village to find out... and while they're there, the dragons attack! Can all the mice work together to save their fur?



My Take on the Book
Another great book that incorporates humor, fun and characters that you have come to love. The book also brings in some great illustrations that draw you further into the book. This book has a great story that continues to make you wonder what will happen. Can they all work together to defeat the dragons? Read and find out!

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Book Review - The Littlest Valentine

The Littlest Valentine



About the Book
From the New York Times bestselling author that brought us The Littlest Pilgrim comes a sweet new Valentine's Day companion filled with family, food, and love.

Emma may be the littlest in the Valentine family, but she knows that she has what it takes to help the family business get ready for the holiday. But Emma just can't seem to do things the right way like the bigger members of her family, no matter how hard she tries. Will Emma find a way to help her family on Valentine's Day, or is the littlest Valentine just too little?

A sweet Valentine's Day story to share with the littlest of readers!




My Take on the Book
Such a cute book that captures that you do not have to be big to make a difference. This was a wonderful book that all young readers will enjoy. Even my older kids enjoyed reading this as it really affirms the importance of everyone in a family!


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Book Review - Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel


Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel



About the Book
The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is re-imagined in a whimsically-illustrated graphic novel adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike.

When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.

Anne’s misadventures bring a little romance to the lives of everyone she meets: her bosom friend, Diana Barry; the town gossip, Mrs. Lynde; and that infuriating tease, Gilbert Blythe. From triumphs and thrills to the depths of despair, Anne turns each everyday moment into something extraordinary.



My Take on the Book
This is a great book that really brings the Ann of Green Gables story alive in a whole new way. The imagery in the graphic novel was fun and it really captures the original story in so many ways. The book brings forth the magic of Anne and the world that she lives in.You will love the characters, the illustrations the story and more!


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Book Review - Goats of Anarchy: Polly and Her Duck Costume




About the Book
Polly and Her Duck Costume tells the true story of Polly, a little blind goat who was rescued by Leanne Lauricella, rescuer of farmyard animals and founder of the immensely popular Instagram account The Goats of Anarchy. Polly has some trouble adapting to her new life until her new mom gives her a warm and fuzzy duck costume, which turns out to be the perfect fit! Follow along with Polly as she finds love with her new family, gains confidence, and makes new friends. The perfect tale to inspire and delight animal lovers, Polly and Her Duck Costume pairs beautiful illustrations with a truly heartwarming tale readers of all ages will adore.


My Take on the Book
This was such a cute book. We loved that it was a true story and that in the end you even get to see some great images of the real goat too. The book really shows the love between goat and owner as well as that how the goat's blindness does not stop the goat from living its' life. Even with older kids they loved the story and they loved meeting Polly too!


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Book Review - Learn to Draw Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Learn to Draw Star Wars: The Force Awakens




About the Book
Learn to Draw Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings modern Star Wars iconography to life in stunning graphite pencil, transforming memorable characters including Rey, Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Kylo Ren (along with Leia, Han Solo, and R2-D2) into detailed, realistic portraits. Lucasfilm collaborator and professional artist Russell Walks guides artists step by step and provides insightful notes, drawing tips, and memorable moments for each character from the film. This book allows readers to develop and strengthen their drawing skills, while experiencing this legendary series in a whole new light.


My Take on the Book
This is a great book that allows you to really draw some amazing Star Wars characters. This is definitely a book that is not for the beginning artist as while there are steps it does go quite fast, with a lot of shading and more. That being said, there are some very cool images that you can make but it does take time and patience. This is a great book for any Star Wars fan!


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