Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Blessings




TITLE: Pumpkin Patch Blessings
AUTHOR: Kim Washburn
ILLUSTRATOR: Jacqueline East
PUBLISHER: Zonderkidz
COPYRIGHT: 2016

We've had a week of cooler temperatures here in Texas, and it makes me look forward to the days of fall.  This cute little book will help you and your little one prepare for fall.

Pumpkin Patch Blessings by Kim Washburn and illustrated by Jacqueline East is a sweet board book for youngsters to learn about the blessings we can find around us during the fall season.  Blessings like colorful, crunchy leaves, roasted corn, hay rides, scarecrows, and pumpkins growing in the field.

I enjoyed this book and think it would be appropriate for toddlers and preschool aged children.  I like that this book shows many of the things we see in the fall season and helps the child be thankful for these things.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Have a day of blessings!
  Bethany

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Messi Superstar


TITLE: Messi Superstar
AUTHOR: duopress labs
ILLUSTRATOR: Jon Stollberg
PUBLISHER: Duo Press
COPYRIGHT: 2016


About the book:
Millions of kids around the world know Lionel Messi, and they all know he is really good. But do they know how good he really is? To answer this question, this engaging book goes beyond a traditional biography and describes Messi’s life and record-breaking career through the use of fun graphics, comparisons with past and present players, playful reader challenges, and pages chock-full of interesting facts.

My thoughts:
I know nothing about soccer so I was not familiar with this player.  However, this book is a great little resource of information for children to learn more about this soccer player.  I liked how the information was presented with graphs and charts, not words alone.  The size of the book is smaller than a standard book.  The pages are colorful and full of graphics.  

I could see a teacher using this book with a soccer fan to help him/her enjoy reading or to teach about using information from the graphs.  This book will be well received by soccer fans I believe.

This book was provided to me by the publisher Duo Press in exchange for my honest review.  Thank you.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Inventors of LegoToys


TITLE: The Inventors of Lego Toys
AUTHOR:  Erin Hagar
ILLUSTRATOR: Paige Garrison
PUBLISHER: DuoPress
COPYRIGHT: 2016

A new book that just came out this month is The Inventors of Lego Toys by Erin Hagar with art by Paige Garrison.

In this 48 page book readers will learn about how Legos came to be the favorite toy for millions that they are today. The facts are written in an easy to understand way with plenty of pictures throughout as well.

I was impressed with this book...it's format, illustrations, the information presented.  This is a great nonfiction read for children in the intermediate grades (3rd--5th).  You are sure to learn a thing or two at least by reading this book!

This book was sent to me by the publisher DuoPress for my honest review. Thank you.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Best Part of Daddy's Day


TITLE: The Best Part of Daddy's Day
AUTHOR: Claire Alexander
ILLUSTRATOR:
PUBLISHER: Little Bee Books
COPYRIGHT: 2016


I want to tell you about a children's book called The Best Part of Daddy's Day by Claire Alexander today.

Little Bertie wishes he could go to work with his Daddy, but he has to go to school instead.  Bertie wants to be just like his Dad, and when he is on the playground, he thinks he sees his Dad up in the crane.  After school Bertie shares about his day.  Not all of it was good.  Daddy tells him about his day, including the things that went wrong for him.  They both agree their favorite part of the day is when they are together.

This would be a sweet book for your child to read with his/her Daddy and would be good for Father's Day.  I know youngsters will enjoy these pictures of the dogs and machinery at Daddy's workplace in this sweet book.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Little Bee Books, in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

Have a day of blessings!
 


Monday, April 18, 2016

Choo! Choo! Guess the Vehicle!



TITLE: Choo! Choo! Guess the Vehicle!
AUTHOR:  Child's Play
ILLUSTRATOR: Cocorette
PUBLISHER: Child's Play International
COPYRIGHT: 2015

This is a very cute little board book with five different vehicles to guess.  On one page is the sound a vehicle makes (like choo! choo!), and on the next page the child can open the flap to find out which vehicle makes that sound.

The illustrations are bright and colorful with very large animals and vehicles. 

This book is appropriate for toddlers through preschoolers.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Trains, Boats, and Planes



TITLE: Trains, Boats, and Planes
AUTHOR: Peter Curry
ILLUSTRATOR: Peter Curry
PUBLISHER: Little Bee Books
COPYRIGHT: 2016

Trains, Boats, and Planes by Peter Curry is a colorfully illustrated board book that features trains, boats and planes. A couple different types are listed for each.

This would be a good book for toddlers to introduce them to these different types of transportation and expose them to the vocabulary of the names of the vehicles.  The book is very simplistic without any text except for the names of the various vehicles. (On a side note I wasn't sure why there was a period following the name labels on each page since it was only a word and not a sentence.)

The illustrations add to the appeal of this book.

I received this book from the publisher for my honest review. Thank you.

Have a day of blessings!
 


Friday, April 8, 2016

Once I Was a Pollywog





















TITLE: Once I Was a Pollywog
AUTHOR: Douglas Florian
ILLUSTRATOR: Barbara Bakos
PUBLISHER: Little Bee Books
COPYRIGHT: 2016


Once I was a pollywog,but now I am a frog.

Once I was a piglet,but now I am a hog.


Once I Was a Pollywog is a fun little board book by Douglas Florian and illustrated by Barbara Bakos.

This is a rhyming book that shows the animals as babies and then as the grown up animals they become.  At the end there is a baby boy.  The animal pictures are cute with the baby on one page and the grown up animal on the next.

My little guy has enjoyed me reading this book to him and likes to growl when we get to the bear page.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review. Thank you.

Have a day of blessings!