This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my review for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating the Children’s Institute.
My reading this week mostly consisted of advanced copies of books from the Children’s Institute. I’ll have those reviews closer to their release dates.
I don’t like historical fiction or gimmicky sounding books. For awhile I was against reading this but after a few good word-of-mouth reviews, I gave in. And, as is the case most of the time, I enjoyed it.
I didn’t think I really would continue it since the beginning was kind of harsh. The mom character was quite evil and I almost couldn’t bear it.
Then, in contrast, everything seemed to be going too well for Ada and James- for Ada, especially. Susan was a saint for putting up with their ungratefulness. A part of me could understand the kids’ behaviors but they came off as quite greedy and selfish to me.
Despite all that, I got sucked in. I’m not quite sure I sold it but I would recommend this book to people and I wouldn’t be lying when I say I liked it!
“Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycles naturally spoke the same language.”
With sound logic like this to explain how Ralph S. Mouse (a mouse) and Keith Gridley (a boy), Beverly Cleary crafts another memorable tale of friendship.
It’s funny how finding an aspirin is one of the main plot points. A part of me thinks that Keith probably got sick from interacting so much with a rodent.
This reads like a total throwback but in a good way.
Expect a review for this book later this week:
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
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Have a great reading week!