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!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace - The Review

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: James Proimos
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 978-0-316-03292-6

Seven year-old Paulie, an ordinary boy, brings peace to his home and school through small acts of kindness, but needs help to achieve his goal of world peace.

Review: I love Paulie Pastrami! His idea of making the world a better place one person, animal, or plant, at a time is incredible.  Paulie finally achieves world peace with the help of his father, the family 68 VW Bug, and a heaping helping of cupcakes.  The only thing that could make this book better? A cupcake!  I highly recommend this book for parents that want to teach their kids a little something about generosity and good will.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Buffalo Wings: The Review

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Aaron Reynolds, Illustrator: Paulette Bogan
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
  • ISBN: 978-1-59990-062-9

While searching for the perfect Super Bowl snack, Rooster comes across a recipe for buffalo wings and, before reading it completely, goes in search of what he believes is the missing ingredient.

Review: Just in time for the season! I found this treasure of a book while perusing the shelves at the Rochester Hills Public Library. I love how the animals on the farm come together to throw a spectacular viewing party, referring to Mrs. Nuthatcher's cookbook for the best recipes.  I thought it was a very funny tale, not many places you see a rooster driving a truck. The illustrations in this story are just what it needs to put it over the top! A must read for any child!

Until next time,
Thanks for reading!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's Sunday Sunday Sunday

     Today is a big day all across the country.  Some will be cheering on their favorite NFL teams, or reading a good book with Jenn, while I brave the cold and scrub the ick of winter from the car.  If you feel like reading a good short story to your kids today, check out the short story tab located at the top of the page.  I am also going to start doing reviews of the fantastic children's picture books that I find on my visits to the local Public Library.  What are some of your favorite children's picture books? Comment below and you just might see your favorite featured!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Hello readers!!

I've been trying to find new ways to make my blog a bit more user-friendly. Please be patient while I iron out all the kinks and try to make it awesome, just for you.

Thanks for reading!