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This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating more #Instagrateful days and focusing on a couple of stand-out moments! Read my review for:
–Picture Book Month Reading Challenge: Part 3– Read my reviews for:
My W titles:
An older sister tells her baby brother who was forced to nap all the things he missed out!
A little girl observes the world around her as autumn ends and winter arrives.
A poetic look into the passing of the seasons.
An alphabet book about different kinds of things you can write.
I read this in one sitting and I couldn’t stop turning the pages but I didn’t particularly like it. Jaden was a very hard character to relate to let alone understand. The family dynamic was interesting. It made me never want to adopt! At least, the book gave me such a negative experience of the whole thing.
I liked this more than I thought I would. I was fascinated by the whole backstory of how Alton became such a map nut. I liked the friendships that developed. I even liked the conflict that arose. Basically, after showing a popular kid a map he’d made with some rather personal observations about everyone in school, he’s horrified to discover they’ve gone missing.
What I hated was the reveal of the “mapnapper.” As the story progressed, I was already feeling uncomfortable of the bullying/blackmailing aspect and then to discover who was behind it just left me with an icky feeling!
I just couldn’t get into the story. It read like a draft and the illustrations were more distracting than adding anything.
Wow! This one caught me by surprise. Of all the middle reader novels told in verse this year- and there were plenty- this may just be my favorite of the bunch. Surprisingly insightful and relatable.
I found the story quite compelling but it fell short. Half of the book- the meatiest parts- were all telling and not showing.
Expect reviews for these books during Wednesday’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge post:
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m planning on reading more books for CYBILS and Picture Book Month.
Have a great reading week!