SIR MIKE by: Robyn Hood Black illustrated by: David Murphy

 Sir Mike does a check of his “kingdom” very often and today there might be trouble. 🙂 This si a short, little book, only 31 pages. Sir Mike is a Scholastic Rookie Reader. Parents, there is a word list in the back of the book. This book was what my mom would call cute. It is a great bed-time story. I like how it rhymes. I give Sir Mike 4 out of 5 shields. This book has a great ending!

♦♦♦♦◊ 4 out of  5 shields

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Published in: on February 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm  Comments (4)  
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EDGAR THE EAGLE IN DO YOUR BEST by: Sheila Hairston illustrated by: J. Cecil Anderson

 Edgar is so excited about the eagle flying show. He practices and practices until one day he breaks his wing! How will he ever be able to compete? This book was good for teaching people about not giving up and trying your hardest. I got to meet the illustrator and he signed a copy of the book for me. Their are some cool facts about eagles inside. Edgar the Eagle gets 4 out of 5 shields. This book really was geared toward younger  readers, but the message was good for everyone.

♦♦♦♦◊  4 out of 5 shields.

Published in: on January 3, 2012 at 10:21 am  Comments (4)  
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I DON’T TALK FUNNY, I STUTTER by: Andre L. Sharp Illustrated by: Ivy Marie Apa

 Andy is excited about moving into his new neighborhood and meeting new friends, but he is also a little nervous because he stutters. Andy soon meets Alex. Will Alex accept Andy’s stutter? I thought this book was great for teaching kids about not teasing kids with a stutter and making kids with a stutter feel accepted because we are all different and that’s what make us special. Andre told me that he based the characters on him and his son and that the reason he wrote this book was because he was teased in school because of his stutter and he didn’t want other children to go through that. I Don’t Talk Funny, I Stutter gets 5 out of 5 shields.

♦♦♦♦♦ 5 out of 5 shields

Published in: on December 30, 2011 at 10:51 am  Comments (6)  
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COSMO’S MOON by: Devin Scillian illustrated by: Mark Braught AND CONTEST!!!!!

Cosmo loves the moon. Every night, he talks to the moon, telling it happy things and sad things. Cosmo begins to think that the moon is following him. After a while of the moon acting strangely, scientists determine that Cosmo may have something to do with it. I loved this book! The illustrations were great! I love how Mr. Braught did the glow of the moonlight in his artwork. The astronomers are really detailed. Mr. Braught also puts really cool little black and white pictures on the bottom of most pages. The book has a great moral about friendship and responsibility.  My Mom also read it and used words like “heartwarming”, “adorable”, and “sweet”. She also said the artwork is “just beautiful”. -I think she likes it too. 🙂   I give Cosmo’s Moon 5 out of 5 shields.

♦♦♦♦♦ 5 out of 5 shields

Now, for the CONTEST! Mr. Braught has very generously donated a giclee print from Cosmo’s Moon! It’s awesome (I would keep it if I could)! Did you know that  Mr. Braught did the artwork for the cover of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”?-check out his website www.markbraught.com he has done a lot of cool artwork including an awesome ninja owl.  If you comment on this post then you have a chance of winning the giclee print from Cosmo’s Moon! All you have to do is comment! I will pick the winner’s name out of a hat. Thank you Mr. Braught and good luck! 😀

Published in: on December 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm  Comments (32)  
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GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK by: Doreen Cronin, pictures by: Betsy Lewin

Farmer Brown is going on vacation so he asks his brother to take care of the farm. He writes a note to Joe, his brother, to tell him how to do eveything, but at the end of the note he says to watch out for Duck. What could go wrong except for, Duck!! What kind of trouble do you think Duck will get into? You have to read it to find out. I give this book 5 out of 5 shields for the hilarious pictures and fun storyline. It is a classic that you never get too old for.

♦♦♦♦♦ 5 out of 5 shields

 

Published in: on October 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm  Comments (6)  
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DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS by: Mo Willems

The pigeon asks the bus driver if he can drive the bus, but the answer is no, so now he is asking you, the reader if he can drive. Will you let the pigeon drive? He will be your best friend and give you five bucks. I give this book 5 out of 5 shields for the hilarious illustrations and interactiveness.

♦♦♦♦♦ 5 out of 5 shields

 

Published in: on August 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm  Comments (6)  
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GRAMPS AND THE FIRE DRAGON by: Bethany Roberts Illustrated by: Melissa Iwai

Jesse and Gramps look into the fireplace and they go on magical adventures through their imaginations. Can Jesse save Gramps from the fire dragon?! I only gave this book 2 out of 5 shields for the lack of plot and it almost put me to sleep therefore this book is a great bedtime story.

♦♦◊◊◊ 2 out of 5 shields

 

Published in: on August 2, 2011 at 12:37 am  Leave a Comment  
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SUPERDOG THE HEART OF A HERO by: Caralyn Buehner illustrated by: Mark Buehner

A young wiener dog has big dreams to be a hero. He trains and trains, but a neighborhood bully, Cleevis, keeps teasing him. One night Cleevis gets stuck in a tree. Can the mighty Superdog save him? I give this book 5 out of 5 shields for the funny illustrations, great plot, and reminder that anyone can do anything if they work hard and believe. This book is a great picture book for young readers, but a great moral story for all ages.

♦♦♦♦♦ 5 out of 5 shields

 

Published in: on August 1, 2011 at 12:03 am  Comments (4)  
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