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What Are You Reading? (159) #IMWAYR – August 16, 2015

16 Aug

This week, I posted:

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:

Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating movies I’ve enjoyed watching recently.

One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck, Illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail

One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck, Illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail


[***] Fans of Fancy Nancy will enjoy this picture book about a girl with a great vocabulary. But can she find the right words to get a pet giraffe?

Tickle Monster by Édouard Manceau

Tickle Monster by Édouard Manceau


[***] A creative way of facing your fears. What if the monsters can be looked at a different way- in this case, rearranged? Then they may not seem as scary.

Buddy and Earl by Maureen Fergus, Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

Buddy and Earl by Maureen Fergus, Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff


[****] In my most unbiased opinion, I’m finding this to be one of the cutest picture books this year. A dog meets something he’s not quite sure what it is. A playful interaction of what it could be- but isn’t. A sweet conclusion of what it is.

Duncan, the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll

Duncan, the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll


[**] Cute enough story about a dragon who can never get to finish a story because he always ends up burning the books due to his excitement. But after failed attempts to get others to read to him, will he ever get his happy ending?

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead


[***] Lots of people at the store likes this picture book. It’s sweet how good a friend Bear is and I guess it’s sweet that the other animals finally decide to give him the time of day.

I Thought This Was a Bear Book by Tara Lazar, Illustrated by Benji Davies

I Thought This Was a Bear Book by Tara Lazar, Illustrated by Benji Davies


[**] Stories get mixed up in this tale of an alien who accidentally crashes into Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They try various methods to set the story straight but only Baby Bear may have the only idea that’ll actually work- if only they’ll listen to him.

Zap: A PlayZap: A Play by Paul Fleischman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was intrigued by this play because it was a mash-up of so many genres. From a whodunit a la Agatha Christie to Shakespeare to a comedy to an avant garde production, the audience get to switch between each concurrent play by a zap from their remote controls. Soon, characters and plot lines begin to get mixed up in this hilarious screenplay for teens.

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceThe Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Tipping Point is a book about change- how things change and what factors play into it. Epidemics and trends can be studied and learned from by understanding of the rules that dictate them- the Law of the Few, the Stickiness Factor, and the Power of Context. An Idea needs its (right kind of) messengers, presented in an irrestible, memorable manner and has significance to its recipients.How did Paul Revere’s midnight ride become successful in getting the message of “the British are coming” across? Why did Sesame Street work so well- and why didn’t it work as well as Blue’s Clues? Can what caused copycat crimes provide answers to get people to stop smoking? Malcolm Gladwell tackles these questions in an engaging and intelligent manner that doesn’t make it seem like one is reading a textbook nor just being fed tidbits of trivia.The new afterword introduces two new ideas (isolation and immunity) that provides an even clearer perspective on things. It’ll be interesting to use what I learned in the book in real life- at work and in general.

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4)The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I haven’t been reviewing any of the Agatha Christie novels I’ve been reading but this is such a genius piece of work which is why she is undoubtedly hailed as the Queen of Mystery.

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Rating Scale
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
***= Recommended
****= Highly Recommended
*****= Favorite

Thanks to Book Journey for starting this whole thing!

Thanks to Book Journey for starting this whole thing!

Thanks also to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

Thanks also to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

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Have a great reading week!

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6 responses to “What Are You Reading? (159) #IMWAYR – August 16, 2015

  1. Myra GB

    August 17, 2015 at 12:50 am

    We’re going to have a mystery theme by end of the year. i am thinking that it will be a good time as any to read my Agatha Christie novels lying about. Will have to look for this particular title. bear has a story to tell is quite special.

     
  2. Crystal

    August 17, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Buddy and Earl does look very fun. Are you sure you are unbiased with your name in the title? 😉

     
  3. Linda Baie

    August 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing Buddy and Earl, and Duncan the Story Dragon. Both sound great, Earl. Nice to have your name in a book title, too! I love the Fleischman books & this Zap: a play sounds great. There is another one by him I like that’s told from radio broadcasts. He is an adventurous writer.

     
  4. Michele Knott

    August 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I have I Thought This Was a Bear Book on hold at the library…. looks like it may be a good library book!

     
  5. Beth Shaum (@BethShaum)

    August 17, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Buddy and Earl looks like a sweet book. And I’m a sucker for a good dog book so I’ll definitely have to seek that one out.

     
  6. Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye)

    August 17, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I so look forward to reading Tree of Wonder!
    Thank you for sharing Buddy and Earl–added it to my TBR!
    I haven’t read the others in the post either–thank you for sharing!

    Happy reading this week! 🙂

     

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