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Book Review: AH – CHOO!


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I asked my mom if I could have
a pet, or even two.

But every time I brought one home,
my sister went
Ah-Choo!

When hunting for his new best friend, a boy goes through an alphabetical menagerie of animals. From an antelope, to bobolink birds, to wolves and zebras—and of course, a cat and dog, too—he brings them all home. But each creature just makes his sister go AH-CHOO! Will he ever be able to have the perfect pet?

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books (March 1, 2016)
  • Cost: $10.46 @amazon

 

 

My Review: When a young boy asked his mom if he could have a pet or two, his mother don’t seem t mind. But when he brought home an Antelope and a Bobolinks that flew, his sister went AH-CHOO!

He tried a Cat and a Dog but that didn’t help. So what about a feathered Emu, plus a Ferret, Goose and a Hen, an Ibis, Jackal, Kangaroo, a Leopard Seal. But his sister just kept sneezing. So he decided to take his pets to the zoo because not even a Monkey, Nightingale, an Owl, a Pig, Quail, Rooster, Skunk, Takin, Umbrellabirds, Vultures could he keep as pets because his sister sneeze just got bigger and bigger. He even had tried a Warthog, Xantis, a Yaffle and a Zebra. Will he ever be able to find a perfect pet that would cause his sister to sneeze?

What a great way to learn about the letters in the alphabet using animals and how they can cause allergies. The colorful illustrations helps to tell the story.

 

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

September 16, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Olivia Loves Owl.


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About the Book: A companion to Ben Loves Bear, Bella Loves Bunny, and Peter Loves Penguin, Olivia Loves Owl features a little girl and her beloved stuffed owl. Olivia and Owl pick apples and frolic through piles of colorful leaves. After enjoying a perfect fall day, they go inside to wish upon a star and hoot at the moon. The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a child and her favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special. 

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Brdbk edition (August 30, 2016)
  • Cost: $8.95

 

 

My Review: A story rhyme about Olivia and her stuffed animal, Owl. The story shows the love and friendship between them. As they go outside and enjoy the Fall weather, Olivia puts on her sweater and headed outside with Owl. They love playing out together. Olivia flying high enough to land on the fallen leaves, Owl flies higher. Olivia picks apples while Owl sits on a branch and watch. After been out for awhile, Olivia gets tired and heads inside but Owl is wide awake. As they sat on Olivia’s bed and watch the stars, Olivia falls asleep while Owl watches over her.

A great bedtime story. The softly watercolor illustrations remains helps to tell the story. This is a great book for younger kids.

 

 

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.

 

September 9, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Author/Book Spotlight. Giveaway: Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil. Ends Sept 30th


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Visiting Brazil, an earthquake hits and separates a family from their beloved cat, Purrball. Purrball’s mad dash leaves her lost in a jungle where she becomes fast friends with a very clever sloth named Burrball. The two quick-witted animals embark on a journey to find Darryl, the loving and loyal boy who longs for his adorable missing cat. Witty word rhythms and rich illustrations make Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil an engaging read-aloud story. An alluring tale of friendship, family, ingenuity and persistence. http://www.purrballandburrball.com/

 

  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Fab Idea Press; First edition (September 9, 2016)
  • Cost: $17.95 @Amazon

 

 

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About the Author: Anne Zoet is a freelance creativAe director for both technology giants and countless startups in the Silicon Valley. Her passions are art, words, travel, the environment and animals—all of which came together naturally in the creation of Purrball Meets Burball in Brazil. In addition to her human family, Zoet shares her home with three domestic cats (though sometimes she wonders if they’re not just a bit wild). http://www.purrballandburrball.com/about-the-author/

 

 

 

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Winner is #2 tmy56

September 8, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Arlo, The Blue, Blue Whale. Ends Sept 23rd


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About the Story: The “tail” of Arlo the Blue, Blue Whale all started in Akron, Ohio where Janet Alberti raised four children, Danny, Katy, Jenny and Andrea. Many years later, the three sisters co-founded Amelia Street Studio, a creative agency. Not long after, Danny became father to Arlo, a boy, not a whale. For little Arlo’s 1st birthday, Janet wrote the story of Arlo the Whale, inspired by one of Andrea’s posters of Andy Warhol that said, “I think everybody should like everybody” – a universal message that she wanted to teach her first grandson. With help from Jenny, who illustrated all the pages, Janet’s vision came to life and a book was made. The three sisters wanted to share this beautiful story of acceptance and friendship with more children. So, they partnered up with Appoet, a couple of cool guys, to turn the book into something interactive and fun. And ta-da! But wait! This story can’t end without mentioning Curt Alberti, a husband and father who always lived his life embracing other’s differences and taught his children the value of “liking everybody”. http://www.arlothewhale.com

Written by Janet Alberti and Illustrated by Jenny Alberti

 

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Without planning it, our business has been in the works since we were knee-high. While growing up on Amelia Street in Akron, Ohio, we spent hours upon hours creating, crafting, building, and filming. Whether it was sewing clothes for our dolls or producing a mock news show, we have been collaborating as a sister team nearly our whole lives. It wasn’t intentional that our individual career paths would complement each other so perfectly, but we are pretty happy they do. http://www.ameliastreetstudio.com/about-us.html

 

 

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Winner is #4 – Annette Rochelle Aben

 

 

 

September 6, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

   

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