We had a talented group of people randomly stop by the store the other day. I was seriously fan-Earling! Click here to find out who they were!
This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating literacy events and volunteerism.
[***] This is a good and fun book that will help kids face their fears. Die-cuts playfully transform scary things into nicer ones.
[***] An imaginative boy channels all the things in his head during art class in wonderfully illustrated scenes.
Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I didn’t particularly enjoy this graphic novel. I think I wasn’t in the mood and I was annoyed by how long it was. But I can see the appeal of this. It’s an outer space adventure with an environmental message featuring a spunky girl and her quirky friends who’s out to save her dad and the entire universe from whale diarrhea.
I keep forgetting to post reviews of books that I read months ago that have just been recently released. Here are some of them:
[**] A set of toys placed by the window are all waiting for something. Another picture book with a theme of waiting and patience.
[***] A beautiful read-aloud of all the things to be thankful for accompanied by lively illustrations.
Quick Twitter review for now:
George by @lxgino feels like an important book but manages to be accessible at the same time. Reminds me to see the world as I want it to be
Quick Twitter review:
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar will catch his long-time readers off guard with its interest pacing and eco-thriller plot.
Despereaux is a charming tale of a mouse on a quest to save a human princess from a rat. It is a tale of love, revenge, life, and death. It is a tale of the power of stories and the hope of happily ever after, DiCamillo weaves together unforgettable characters and unlikely situations in a quiet magical way that resonates with readers long after the story ends.
I kind of feel bad for not liking this book more. When a book is heavy with symbolism and inner turmoil like this one, it seems if you don’t like it, then you don’t “get it.” The characters acted younger than they were supposed to be. And it did just seem like a woe-is-me party.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
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Have a great reading week!