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Book Review/Giveaway: Animal Teachers. Ends Dec 14th


Animal Teachers

Animal Teachers by Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Katy Hudson.

What’s a great way for kids to learn about learning? Tell them how animal parents teach their young! What’s a great way for kids to learn about learning? Tell them how an otter takes swimming lessons, or how a chick learns to peck! Short entries portray how twelve different animals are taught various “lessons.” Loads of information about nature is offered in brief, kid-friendly explanations paired with striking illustrations.

 

My Review: Question, who taught you how to do things? Let me answer that question. Your parents, grandparents, your teachers and others taught you things. So who teaches the animals? Funny if the answer was, they read books, or got their information about life from checking the internet. The author is about to give us a peek into some animal lessons.

As you read each page, you will learn how a chick takes food from Mama Hen’s mouth and how she drops seeds around their feet. Learn how Kangaroos defend themselves as Mama Kangaroo teaches her young ones boxing by pushing their front paws and kicks with their big hind feet. Read about the Beaver as they learn how to build, the drinking lesson by the elephants, the shouting lesson by the Prairie Dogs, and the fishing lesson by the bears and many more. The animals need these skills to handle the environment they live in.

This is a great educational book that introduces children to the animal’s way of life. This book is a great resource for the classroom teaching as it gives more animal facts at the end of the book.

The book is beautifully illustrated with watercolor like images by Katy Hudson who did a great job by portraying how the teachers shows the learners how to use the skills they learned.  I love Janet Halfmann’s books and will always recommend them for not only classroom reading but as part of children’s home library. If you’re going to have one good book on the shelf, it should be a Janet Halfmann’s book.

 

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 36 pages

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

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November 26, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Kregel Blog Tour. The Time of Jesus.


The Time of Jesus

The Time of Jesus

About the Book: Keep curious young minds busy with these detailed depictions of Bible history, and a glimpse behind the scenes with flaps to lift on every page.

Jesus took his message to all kinds of people in all kinds of places—from the shores of Lake Galilee to the bustling streets of Jerusalem. This book takes readers right into the world that he knew, with appealing illustrations and flaps that open to reveal all kinds of fascinating details. Brief text explains the setting, and references events and stories from Jesus’ life. The book covers the first Christmas, illustrations of a synagogue and carpenter’s workshop in Nazareth, fishing in Capernaum, farming and shepherding in the hills of Galilee, homes of the wealthy and everyday people, the temple in Jerusalem, the way of the cross, and the first Easter.

 

My Review: The time of Jesus is a lift-the-flap discovery book that gives a brief explanation of Jesus’ journey from His birth to His death and resurrection. The story starts off in Bethlehem as Mary and Joseph arrival in the town looking for shelter. Jesus’ early days at home in Nazareth going to the Synagogue and how He became a preacher and choose His disciples to help him spread the message of God’s love and forgiveness. Jesus sometimes got invited to the homes of the rich who were intrigued by His preaching, one such person was Zacchaeus, the tax collector. Another important story in the book was the most important festival of the Jewish faith known as the Passover. The pictures show the people selling and buying at the temple in Jerusalem. At the Roman trial, religious leaders did not like Jesus or his preaching so they decided to plot His death, by having Him arrested and sentence to death. Jesus was crucified with two criminals on a hill named Calvary. The women visited the tomb but His body was gone.

The book does take you on a journey revealing all kinds of fascinating details behind the flaps. Each flap tells a behind the scene story which will make it more fun for the kids. The illustrations are colorful and bright. Great for Sunday school teaching and school library.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

  • Age Range: 5 – 7 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
  • Series: Look Inside: a Lift-the-Flap Discovery Book
  • Hardcover: 8 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Hudson; Ltf Brdbk edition (October 1, 2014)
  • Cost: $10.83 @Amazon.com

 

Text by Lois Rock: Lois Rock is the Commissioning Editor for Lion Children’s Books, as well as a highly respected and trusted author in her own right, acclaimed in many different countries for her books of prayers, Bible stories, and non-fiction books about the Christian faith.

Lois lives in Oxfordshire, is married and has 3 children, all of whom are now grown up. She enjoys cycling and walking and has helped to lead church children’s groups for many years, an experience that she draws on when writing books for children. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/177078.Lois_Rock

 

 

November 17, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Kregel Book Review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Peter Loves Penguin by Author David McPhail.


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Peter Loves Penguin by David McPhail

About the Book: Peter and Penguin wake up to snow on the ground and immediately get bundled up to play outside. After making snowballs and a snowman and enjoying the perfect winter day together, they return inside to warm up and share some cocoa. In this companion to Ben Loves Bear and Bella Loves Bunny, the youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a little boy and his favorite stuffed animal, and how this sweet friendship makes each day special.

 

My Review: A story rhyme about Peter and his stuffed animal, Penguin. The story shows the love and friendship between them. When Peter wakes up, his Penguin gets up too. Peter looks out the window and knows that Penguin will need a scarf while he will need a coat and his boots. They love playing in the snow and building snowman. They are always there to help each other. And that is why Peter loves Penguin and Penguin loves Peter.

Every little kid and adult can relate to this story because they have or have had a favorite toy they love or loved. I love the watercolor like illustrations which helps to bring the story to life.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from abrams Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

  • Age Range: 1 – 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: David McPhail’s Love Series
  • Board book: 22 pages
  • Cost: $8.05 at amazon.com

 

 

 

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About the Author: David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. He is now an award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States. McPhail has garnered many prestigious awards, including a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Mole Music in 2001. McPhail’s other books include First Flight, which the New York Times praised as “hilarious and helpful”; and Lost!, which was chosen as an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. McPhail has four children, three stepchildren, and is a proud grandfather. He is married to Jan Waldron, with whom he has written and illustrated several books. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.

November 12, 2014 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Book Review: The Story Starts Here! by Caroline Merola


The Story Starts Here

 

The Story Starts Here! By Carolie Merola

 

About the Book: Little Wolf has decided that today things are going to be done differently. It will be a contrarian day. Why? Because he said so! He will stand, not sit, for dinner — and he’ll start with dessert. He’s going to play the piano with his toes and wear his pants on his head. And when he says “The Story Starts Here,” he means it — this book starts at the back and ends at the front. After Little Wolf’s parents send him to his room to think about his backwards behavior, he decides to run away. But outside, everyone is running from a giant, shadowy monster. Readers will need to flip the book over to discover the monster’s true identity — and that he’s not so scary after all, just a little turned around and out of sorts. This fun, engaging story that pokes playfully at conventions will have readers interacting with their book in a new way, and help them realize there’s more than one way to see the world. https://store.owlkids.com/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=507

 

Cost: $13.56 @amazon.com

36 pages, color illustrations
9 x 10 in
Format: Hardcover
Ages 3 to 7
ISBN 978-1-77147-079-7

 

My Review: Funny how little Wolf sees the world in a different light compare to others and decides to do thing differently. This story can be related to kids who like to do things their way. For example, children love to have a cookie before meal time but parents always remind them how eating a piece of cookie will ruin their meal. But they don’t care they just want to have that cookie.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Owl Kids Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

About the Author Caroline Merola has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She has written and illustrated some 40 books that have been translated into many languages, including English, Czech and Arabic. In 2011, Caroline won the GG for children’s illustration for Lili et les poilus. She lives in Montreal, QC.

 

 

October 27, 2014 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Noah’s Art and David & Goliath by Dr Mary M. Simon


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About the Book: Noah’s Ark Dry-Erase Activity Tablet helps children build fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creative thinking while reinforcing Biblical truths!  Great for keeping little hearts focused and little hands busy!  Features complete Noah’s Ark Bible story as found in Genesis 7-8:18, Scripture memory verse, prayer for children, and early childhood learning skills!

 

My Review: This activity book not only takes the kids on an adventure with Noah as he and his family gets ready for the great flood, but they can help Noah build a new world.

Wow! I loved the Noah’s Ark Dry-Erase Activity book by Dr Mary M. Simon. She took this book to another level of learning. Kids can use the Washable DryErase to draw and write on.

The 14 dryerase activity pages features blank spots where kids can draw trees, animals, tools, and write on. They can help draw tools that Noah can use to build the ark, draw the type of animals Noah should take on the boat. Children can learn early K-1 math, counting and numbers, crossword countdown, count the crowd, follow the dots and also help Noah build a new world. I also like that it also reinforce biblical truths. I highly recommend this book for Sunday schools.

 

Cost: $4.95

Grade: K-1

 

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Learning Activity Cards: Noah’s Art

Noah’s Ark Dry Erase Flash Cards are a fantastic way to keep your child’s creative mind engaged while learning a wonderful story from the Bible!  Write and wipe-off cards offer 48 interactive activities that help to increase number recognition skills, practice fine motor skills, explore numerical relationships, develop math vocabulary, and reinforce counting.  An inspiring learning tool for kindergarten and 1st grade students! $5.95

Product Details:

  • 24 Dry Erase learning flash cards
  • 48 activities
  • 1 Bible story card
  • 1 answer key
  • Recommended ages, K-1
  • Dry Erase, Powered by Crayola

 

 

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About the Book: David & Goliath Dry-Erase Activity Tablet helps children build fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creative thinking while reinforcing Biblical truths!  Great for keeping little hearts focused and little hands busy!  Features complete David & Goliath Bible story as found in 1 Samuel 17:1-50, Scripture memory verse, prayer for children, and early childhood learning skills. $4.95, PreK

http://www.dayspring.com/search/?keywords=David+%26+Goliath+

 

My Review: Same activity book as Noah’s Ark Dry-Erase Activity Tablet.

This book features a complete story of David and Goliath as found in 1ST Samuel 17:1-50. A 14 Dry erase activity pages with some blank spots where kids can draw a tent, stream, a king’s crown, stones and more. Children can write the alike and different between David and Goliath, draw a picture of someone who is younger and more. Learn memory verse and prayer. I also like that it also reinforce biblical truths. I highly recommend this book for Sunday schools.

 

 

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David & Goliath – Crayola Dry Erase Flash Cards

David & Goliath Dry Erase Flash Cards are a fantastic way to keep your child’s creative mind engaged while learning a wonderful story from the Bible!  Write and wipe-off cards offer 48 interactive activities that help to practice fine motor skills, explore visual differences, identify shapes, letters and numbers, and categorize and classify like objects.  An inspiring learning tool for pre-kindergarten students! $5.95

http://www.dayspring.com/search/?keywords=David+%26+Goliath+

 

Product Details:

  • 24 Dry Erase learning flash cards
  • 48 activities
  • 1 Bible story card
  • 1 answer key
  • Recommended age, Pre-K
  • Dry Erase, Powered by Crayola

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of these books from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

October 27, 2014 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Kregel Blog Tour. Guess Who Noah’s Boat.


Guess who Noah's Boat

Guess Who Noah’s Boat by Matt Mitter and illustrated by Ela Jarzabek

About the Book: Children will love this interactive new telling of the Noah’s ark story. With fun, rhyming text, each spread asks kids to guess which animal is heading toward the ark. The answer is revealed under the cleverly designed flap. With eye-catching illustrations and easy-to-understand text, Guess Who Noah’s Boat is sure to become a favorite.

http://store.kregel.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=3370

 

 

My Review: A fun bible story about Noah’s boat that kids will enjoy reading. This book will not only take your child on an adventure with Noah and his family, but help Noah guess who is hiding on each page in his boat by lifting up the flap.

A great fun book with bright and bold colors illustrated by Ela Jarzabek which helps tell the story.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way

 

 

Cost: $8.63 @amazon.com

Ages: 2 – 4

Pages: 10
Size: 
7.5 x 7.5 inches
Published: 
2014
Rights: 
NA
Imprint: 
Kregel Children’s Books

 

About the Author: Matt Mitter was born long, long ago in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has written dozens of children’s books, mostly in verse. Currently, he works and plays in the Bay Area.

About the illustrator: Ela Jarzabek lives in Katowice, Poland. She graduated from Cracow Academy of Fine Arts with a Master’s Academy degree in Graphic Design and a Second degree in Painting. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator. She loves working on watercolor paper with gouache, acrylic paints, and colored pencils and creating illustrations with funny characters that are bright and colorful.

 

 

October 27, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Kregel Book Review | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: In The Forbidden City. Ends Nov 15th


In the Forbidden City

 

In The Forbidden City by Chiu Kwong-chiu, Nancy S. Steinhardt (Editor), Ben Wang (Goodreads Author) (Translator) 

 

Serving as the seat of imperial power for six centuries, the Forbidden City is one of China’s most famous and enigmatic landmarks. Accompanied by a mischievous cat, readers will tour this colossal architectural structure, discovering the secrets hidden inside the palace walls. They will encounter the people who have walked through its halls and gardens, including emperors, empresses, and rebel leaders, and hear exciting tales about the power struggles and intrigues of everyday life.

This large format book conveys the grandeur of the Forbidden City through highly detailed line drawings of its buildings, gardens, and courtyards with numerous fold-out spreads. Each page is populated by a large variety of characters and peppered with entertaining anecdotes. Every book includes a plastic magnifying glass for looking at the drawings more closely. http://www.prbythebook.com/china-institute

Age: 9 +

Cost: $14.96 on amazon.com

 

  • Series: We All Live in the Forbidden City
  • Hardcover: 52 pages
  • Publisher: China Institute in America; First Edition,First,Hardcover with Jacket edition (October 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989377601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989377607

 

My Review: The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. In The Forbidden City, learn about the 16 Emperors during the Ming Dynasty. For almost 600 years, the Forbidden City was home to the Chinese emperor. It also contained a stupendous amount of masterpieces and rare treasures, which were handled down from generation to generation.

It is interesting to know that an emperor was considered the Son of Heaven and the Forbidden City, as the focal point of the emperor’s rule, was where heaven met earth.

Travel through time as the book unfolds the history of the Forbidden City. How some of the emperors became wealthy and powerful, how the empire suffered a slow decline crippled by invasions from foreign countries. Take a tour through the Meridian Gate; The Year Ten Thousand Envoys came to pay tribute (The Gate of Supreme Harmony), Hall of Mental Cultivation, the North Gate of the Forbidden City and many more.

Also, learn about the important woman of China, Empress Dowager Cixi. She was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 when Emperor Xianfeng passed away and her son became Emperor Tongzhi she was promoted to Empress Dowager. With her son too young to rule, she successfully orchestrates a coup over powerful ministres and was appointed co-regent and now could attend to the affairs of the state with her son. She died in 1908.

The book also gives detailed pencil outline drawings of the Forbidden City, including the buildings, gardens, courtyards and more with symmetrical layouts. I really enjoyed reading the book and I hope you will too.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Rebekah Epstein in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

About the Author: Chiu Kwong-chiu is an artist, designer, and professor who explores Chinese traditional visual arts and adopts groundbreaking methods to interpret and promote Chinese art and culture. He founded the CnC Design and Cultural Studies Workshop in Hong Kong, where he provides guidance and leadership in the research, interpretation, and promotion of traditional and contemporary design and Chinese culture.

Ben Wang (translator) is a senior lecturer in humanities at China Institute, an instructor of Chinese at the United Nations, and guest lecturer at numerous prestigious academic and cultural institutions.

 

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This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Nov 15th, 2014

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #2 – Mary Ann Linder

October 22, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: Oddrey Joins the Team


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Oddrey Joins the Team Written and illustrated by Dave Whamondr

About the Book: Oddrey’s back for a third adventure, this time bringing her exuberant spirit to the soccer field. Maybelline encourages Oddrey to join the school team, the Piccadilla Bees, and it’s not long until their big game against the Quagville Crushers. The Bees struggle to find their stride, but Oddrey is convinced she has a solution. True to form, she thinks that if her teammates bring their own individual talents — dancing, karate-kicking, and cartwheeling — to bear on the problem, they may just have a shot!

 

My Review: Oddrey loves to play sports. She likes to come up with ways to enjoy the games, like balancing on a ball while spinning another with one finger. Her friend Maybelline asked her to take part in their school soccer team against Quagville Crushers, but how can she when she plays soccer differently than the other kids. At practice, Oddrey showed the kids style of playing soccer. What an interesting technique said the coach. Now Oddrey must come up with a plan to defeat the other team. Will her plan work?

Every kid will enjoy reading this book as it’s full of fun and good ideas on how to make up your own game. The illustration by the author helps bring the characters to life with bold and bright colors. A fun read for every kid’s class.

 
Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Owlkids Books (August 12, 2014)

 

 
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Owl Kids Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

 

About the Author Dave Whamond is the award-winning author of My Think-a-ma-Jink and a regular contributor to chickaDEE and OWL magazines. He also has a syndicated cartoon strip called “Reality Check,” which appears daily in a number of North American newspapers. He lives in Calgary.

October 19, 2014 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Zombie Chasers. Nothing Left to OOZE!


The Zombie Chasers

The Zombie Chasers #5: Nothing Left to Ooze by John Kloepfer

 

About the Book: The living dead are back and they mean business in Nothing Left to Ooze, book five of John Kloepfer’s sidesplitting Zombie Chasers tween series, with illustrations by David DeGrand. Loaded with middle school shenanigans, fast-paced adventure, hilarious black-and-white drawings throughout, and—of course—a slew of brain-gobbling ghouls, The Zombie Chasers #5: Nothing Left to Ooze is the perfect pick for fans of the series and zombie aficionados everywhere!

After the original antidote wears off and millions of Americans suddenly rezombify, Zack Clarke and his crew of Zombie Chasers are on a mission to find a lasting cure. But to stop the undead for good, they’ll have to track down a brand-new Zombie Chaser first!

Hitting the road again, the Zombie Chasers set out on a zany international expedition where they’ll have to plow through abominable snow zombies on the Niagara River and outrun slime-drooling thrill-seekers at the biggest and best amusement park in the country! With rotting fairy-tale princesses and half-dead vacationers, it’s not just the Tilt-a-Whirl that will make them woozy. Can the Zombie Chasers end this carnival of frights before it’s too late? http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062230980/the-zombie-chasers-5-nothing-left-to-ooze

Pages: 224

List Price: 16.99 USD

Ages: 8 to 12

 

My Review: If your kids love reading zombie books then they will find ‘The Zombie Chasers’ fun to read. In book #5, Zack and his friends comes up with a plan to defeat the living dead for good, but first they have to track down a brand new Zombie Chase to get the job done. But first they will have to survive long enough to come up with a solution on how to stop the humans from being zombies. Illustrations by David DeGrand are funny looking and helps tell the story.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book HarperCollins Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

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Biography

John Kloepfer began his writing career at five years old with a one-sentence short story: “And then one day the monsters came.” He lives in New York City, where he is preparing for a massive zombie invasion.

October 7, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review:Winter’s Coming. A Story of Seasonal Change.


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Winter’s Coming: A Story of Seasonal Change. By Jan Thornhill and Illustrated by Josee Bisaillon.

Lily, a young snowshoe hare, is surprised to notice the leaves changing color in her forest home. She hears from a passing flock of birds that “Winter’s coming.” Lily doesn’t know who or what winter is, but it must be frightening. Why else would the birds be escaping south? And it must have an enormous appetite. Why else would the squirrel be hiding his food? And why would the caterpillar curl up and freeze as solid as an acorn? As Lily learns the ways in which her forest friends prepare for winter’s arrival, she becomes more and more worried about what she should be doing. Finally, the brown bear points out that Lily has been preparing without even knowing it: her fur is thickening and turning white to help her camouflage in the changing weather. This fascinating story introduces the ways in which different animals adapt to survive winter and is complemented by illustrations in a mix of collage, drawing, and digital montage. https://store.owlkids.com/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=514

 

 

Ages: 5-8

Pages: 32

 

 

My Review: Lily is barely 6 months old and has only notice green on the trees. So when the color of the leaves started to change it came as a surprised to her. She notice the animal where busy doing one thing or the other. Why are the birds getting ready to fly south, the squirrels drying mushroom, the turtles burying themselves in the mud at the bottom of the creek and many more.

They all told her that Winter is coming. To Lily, Winter sounds mysterious to her as she knew about danger but she hasn’t heard of Winter. Should she be running away from Winter? Then Lily met a bear who explained what Winter was all about.

This is a great book for lovers of animals. Learn about the animal and their environment Facts from the book. Read about how animals prepare for Winter. The illustrations by Josee Bisailon help to bring the story to life. I highly recommend this book for school libraries.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Owl Kids publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

 

Jan Thornhill

About the Author: I was born in 1955 in Sudbury, but spent most of my childhood in southern Ontario where, encouraged by my artist mother and engineer/inventor father, I developed a life-long passion for both art and the natural world. I spent a lot of time exploring the fields, woods, ponds, and streams near where I lived, and was an avid collector of things I found. I brought home all kinds of treasures – skulls and fossils, bird feathers and empty nests, insects, snake skins, fallen leaves. Eventually I labeled everything and made a museum in the basement. I thought I’d get rich by charging a 5¢ entry fee…but my mum was the only one who paid! http://www.janthornhill.com/biography.html

 

 

October 6, 2014 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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