Youth

Reviews of books

Mister Cool
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it has a really good message with a different take on the anti-bullying story. Mister Cool CHECK LATEST PRICE By: Birdy JonesIllustrated by: Tara D LynchPages: 32 pages – ages 6+Published by: POW! on January 6, 2015Theme/Topic: Anti-bullyingGenre: Self-helpOpening and Synopsis: Opening: “Don’t know if you heard… but I’m Mister Cool.”Synopsis (publisher’s description): “The clever tactics of Mister Cool, who faces down the mean kids at school with confidence, show elementary-school-age kids how to deflect bullying with humor and create friendships through kindness.” Mister Cool - Our ReviewWhy I liked this book- I think that this book is a marvelous story about how to be yourself, and how to use your talents to take away a bullies’ power. It’s great how Mister Cool seems like he’s perfect at whatever he does, and while that may be true, he still gets bullied. It shows that anyone can get bullied.And using what they can do, and [...]
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The Stick
Happy Friday!Before I get to my Perfect Picture Book Pick, I wanted to ask that, after you are done here, click on over to The Write Chat, the Vlog that Felicia (kid author and creator of the Stanley and Katrina blog) and I started. We are interviewing – the Uber-Author CHRIS GRABENSTEIN!!!Now back to your regularly scheduled review.Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it uniquely encourages imagination and creation! The Stick CHECK LATEST PRICE By: Clay RicePages: 32 pages – ages 4+Published by: Familius on September 20, 2014Theme/Topic:Genre: Fiction/ImaginationOpening and Synopsis:Opening: “Once there was a boy who had no toys to play with. The other children had lots of toys. Every afternoon, the boy would go to the park, sit under a big tree, and watch the other children play. Sometimes they let the boy play with their toys. Sometimes not.”Synopsis: From the inside jacket: When a young boy finds a stick on the ground, and reads the inspiring [...]
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How to Behave at a Tea Party
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a fun story about two things I like (tea and partying), and how they can go incredibly wrong! How to Behave at a Tea Party CHECK LATEST PRICE Illustrated by: Heather RossPages: 32 pages – ages 4+Published by: Katherine Tegen Books on September 9, 2014Theme/Topic: Being flexible /Genre: FictionOpening and Synopsis:Opening: First, you open the invitation.Synopsis: All Julia wants is to have a fancy tea party. What’s so hard about that? Just add in a playful little brother, a hungry dog, an unlucky frog, and two young rough-housing neighbors. Easy tea party, right? How to Behave at a Tea Party - Our ReviewWhy I liked this book- Ms. Rosenberg has written a marvelous picture book about a young girl who wants to throw a “fancy” tea party but all she has is not so fancy guests. The book has a subtle, but great, message – be flexible – improvise! [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a funny book with a great message (and because running into teachers outside of school is awkward – Sorry, but it’s true!). My Teacher is a Monster! No, I am not. CHECK LATEST PRICE Pages: 40 pages – ages 4+Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on July 1, 2014Theme/Topic: Perspective / school / monstersGenre: FictionOpening and Synopsis:Opening – “Bobby had a big problem at school. Her name was Ms. Kirby.“Synopsis – taken from the inside jacket “Bobby has a problem. You see, his teacher is a monster. But when Bobby runs into his teacher outside of school, he learns there is more to her than meets the eye.“ My Teacher is a Monster! No, I am not. - Our ReviewWhy I liked this book- This is a funny book about perspectives. Someone sometimes might act “horrible” in some instances, but once you get to know them, they might actually [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source

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