Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Where It All Began

     Dr. Seuss is the epitome of imagination inspiration. I held this book for countless hours in my grubby little 3 year old fingers and spent the days reading it over and over.  My mother first thought that I was just looking at pictures and describing what I saw; This wasn't the case. What better way to introduce children to all the great things in the world than with Dr. Seuss. Because of this man, I have been able to come up with creatures that nobody has ever thought of. I've been able to write stories that nobody has ever imagined. I love to read because of this man and, I think that every kid in the world should too.
     With funding being cut for reading programs all across the nation, parents more now than ever, need to spend more time reading to their children, taking them to the library, expose their young and vulnerable minds to great fiction. Inspire them to think on their own, inspire them to create something from nothing. Drive them, and motivate them to become brilliant and imaginative adults. It worked for me. 15 minutes a day is all it takes to get them hooked on books.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Albertine's Got Talent - The Review

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Shena Power  Illustrated by: Madeline Valentine
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 978-0-8050-8177-0

Dad is a prize winning gardener, Mom can speedily sew complicated outfits, and brother Sam is an expert at soccer, but Albertine needs help uncovering her hidden talents.

Review: Poor Albertine. She can't tumble, can't swim, and just stinks at woodworking. I rather enjoyed the story as a whole. I liked how Albertine's Parents introduced her to new things to help her find her talent.  The Great-Aunt Sophie sequence was fantastic! The illustrations really compliment the story and bring it to life. Other than the font, this is a fantastic read. I'm not a fan of Comic Sans, but that's just me.  A great idea for parents with kids who haven't found their "thing" yet.  I hope you enjoy, Albertine's Got Talent.

Thanks for reading!