This week, I posted:
-New Releases– Read my reviews for:
-Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
-Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating mostly bookish moments.
[***] A boy’s imaginations helps him become a better soccer player.
[***] In this wordless picture book, the end is not the destination. It’s the journey and the things we do along the way that wins the race.
[**] A mostly wordless picture book that has impressive illustrations but a rather preachy message.
[***] This was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. A fun take on a familiar fairy tale.
I’d been putting this book off for awhile since the illustrations reminded me too much of someone else’s. But this was a surprisingly fun book about a boy who’s afraid of everything. When an unlikely guest visits him one night, he learns that there’s nothing to fear with a friend around.
A giant imaginary cat will remind lots of people of Totoro. And Crenshaw is sure memorable while tackling a rather serious as well. A boy is worried he and his family are going to end up living in their van again. Are his fears warranted? Is there something he can do? These books are hard to write- and read- because if it ends up too nicely wrapped up, it doesn’t seem realistic. If it ends up sad, then it seems depressing. I just couldn’t connect with it despite me having situations similar to it.
I do like the awareness and the campaign this book is creating.
Wow! I can’t believe I hadn’t read this book before. Now I have something else to highly recommend to anyone who wnt a flat-out great story.
A crime he didn’t commit- or is it the family curse?- lands Stanley in camp that’s less summer fun in the sun bur one-hundred percent correctional facility for other delinquent boys.
Every day, each boy digs a hole to help build his character. But Stanley discovers another reason for their back-breaking work- one that will have him come face to face with a dark past and possibly a bright future.
Read my review of this book later on in the week!
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
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Have a great reading week!