By Sandra Boynton
Ages 1+ 89 pages
Published by Workman in 2010
Sandra Boynton does it again! She has written an Udderly MOOvelous book! This book is filled with hilarious jokes, stories, riddles and songs about COWS!! One of my favorites is “The four phases of metaMOOphosis”. Sandra Boynton books are a favorite in our family and we all fought over who was going to read this one first, so we all sat down and read it together. The silly stories are appropriate for any age kid and it’s pretty easy to read. The pictures are funny too.
I think the character you will like the best is “Amazing Cow” -the cow super hero
I give this book 5 out of 5 book worms and tell you to get a MOOOOOOOve on and get this book!
In fact if you don’t know about Sandra Boynton check out her website. I’ll be reviewing some more of her books in the future!
Usborne Illustrated Guide to Greek Myths & Legends
Authors: Cheryl Evans and Anne Millard
Illustrated: by Rodney Matthews
64 Pages – Ages 9+
Published by Scholastic Inc 2001
Have you ever wondered how Hermes got his lyre (or who Hermes even was)? Or how Aphrodite was born? What about how Kronos was killed? If you did, this is the book for you! This guide includes stories like Jason and the golden ram – the Trojan war and monsters and villains like Circe – the furies and the fates. It talks about the Greek gods like Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, and Athena. This guide to Greece myths tells how Oddyseus Tricks the cyclops, Polyphemus (one of my favorite stories). It’s a short book packed with interesting information!
It gives pronunciations of Greek names and words, which is helpful and has colorful pictures that go well with the stories. Expect that you will have most of your questions answered by the end of this book because it answered most of my questions!
I give this book 4 out of 5 book worms.
By Raina Telegeimer
224 Pages Ages 9+
Published in 2010 by GRAPHIX
Raina had to get braces on her front teeth because she tripped and fell on her 2 front teeth. 1 tooth fell out, and 1 tooth was jammed up into the gum of her mouth, which is similar to me because I lost a baby tooth when I fell and one of my other baby teeth got jammed up into my gum and when the adult tooth came in it had a brown spot on it from where it got damaged. In the book the dentist put Raina’s teeth where they were supposed to go and put a cast over them. When the cast was removed, the dentist noticed that her front teeth were higher than usual teeth. She had a lot of embarrassment over her teeth and she lost some friends because they thought she looked like a vampire. This book is a true story about a 11-13 year old girl going through some tough times. Fortunetly for me the teeth I lost were baby teeth and they could fix my adult teeth…..and I was playing ice hockey at the time so I looked kind of cool ;o)
The book is written like a comic book, with lots of pictures. It was a good book. The story taught me that everybody goes through tough times.
I give it 4 out of 5 book worms!
Boys of Wartime: Daniel Prescott At The Seige of Boston 1767
By Laurie Calkhoven
192 pages -ages 9+
Published by Puffin; Reprint edition (2011)
Daniel was a 12-year-old boy who was born in 1755. British officers were living in Daniel’s family’s tavern. His family were Patriots (people who wanted freedom), not Loyalists (Tories -people who wanted to remain a British Colony). Daniel passed information about the British’s plans to his schoolmaster, Master Richardson, who took the information to the Patriot Army Camp. When Daniel’s father went to the army, Daniel had to take care of the tavern and his family. Then one day he asked his mother if he could see his father and she said yes. Daniel was overjoyed! After seeing his father, Daniel stayed at the army camp over night and helped fight a small battle against the British! He went to the army twice before figuring out there was a traitor among the Patriots. Daniel rushed to the Patriot Army Camp even though General Washington told him not to come again. He had to tell them this information to the General!
This book is exciting and tells you about the seige of Boston from a 12-year-old boy. I like this book a lot and I think you will too!
I give this book 5 out of 5 book worms!
If You Take A Mouse To The Movies…
By Laura Numeroff
28 pages ages 1-7
Published by Scholastic
This book is about a mouse that wants to go to the movies and wants to do a lot of other things, too! If you take a mouse to the movies, he’ll want you to buy some popcorn… Then he will make you want to read a book called If You Take A Mouse To The Movies. I’m not kidding, it is a great book!
I like this book that continues over and over. I recommend this book and books like If You Give A Pig A Pancake to kids (and adults because they can read it and like it too). Compared to the other great illustrated books by Laura Numeroff, in my opinion, this is the best one! My 1st grade teacher gave this book to me as a christmas present and I appreciate her giving this excellent book to me! }:o})>>>>> I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
I give this book 5 out of 5 book worms!