Thursday, June 28, 2012

Our Summer Reading Books: Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug by Ellie Bethel

<a href="" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug" border="0" src="" /></a><a href="">Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug</a> by <a href="">Ellie Bethel</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="">4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This is a great book!  First the cover is beautiful!  It is very colorful, depicting who is the clean guy and the not so clean boy.   I especially liked part of the title, "Michael Recycle" is a beautiful emerald shiny font.  <br /><br />Did I mention that the story rhymes?  I love rhyming, it is so sing-song and I just get a good mood when I am reading out loud in rhymes.  This is a great book for any age kids and it is so much fun to read to the kids out loud with different voices.  <br /><br />At the end, is lists of ways to help the environment and ways to recycle.  There is also facts about how much waste is in the world.<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Freebie Friday Review: Don't Juggle Bees! And Other Useless Advice for Silly Children by Gerald Hawksley

Freebie Friday Review

I decided to introduce this neat meme here as well at my more mature blog.  Amazon puts a lot of amazing books at discounted or free prices for a limited time.  You could go through pages and pages to find something that you thought interested you, or you could do what I do and just subscribe to that neat little website, Pixel of Ink-Young Edition.  They do all the hard work for you and it's free.  You can like them on Facebook and they will update throughout the week (and sometimes the day) of free books that are offered at Amazon.  The only think is you need to have a Kindle or Kindle reading apps to take part in these deals.

Our first ever Freebie Friday Review is over:

Publisher/Publishing Date:  CreateSpace-March 28, 2012
Source: ebook; Amazon

I read this to all four of my boys, ages 8 to 3 years old, and everyone(including myself) laughed our heads off.  It is a fun rhyming silly story that no matter what your age, you can't help but smile at.  
It is written as a "Do and Don't " way, explaining us things we should do and things we should most definitely not do.  
This story is simply put: funny.  It lets you just let go and laugh with your kids at some of the antics in the book.  Those are the best kind, especially, when you can just stop and smile at the funny things.   Here are some of our favorite quotes from the book:

"Do be happy when you smile Don't share your bath with a crocodile."( not sure the page number but this was 22%)
So if you want to just have some fun and just laugh with your kids then this is the book you need to get.
After much consideration, the boys and I have decided to give this 5 smiley faces!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wish List Wednesday

We decided to do a Wish List Wednesday because we have some birthdays coming up (Anthony, Conner, and Jace) and our favorite thing to get is books!

Conner:  I have been wanting a certain Goosebumps book for a very long time:
Even the cover "screams" fun! I cannot wait till I can get my mom and dad to get this for me!  I will probably read it in a day too!

Anthony: The book I have been wanting for a long time is:
This is a really fun series about four kids who think different people are monsters and they have to figure out if these people really are what they seem to be.  

Michael: I really love SpongeBob Squarepants!  Did you know they have SpongeBob books?  Yep, sure do!  That's what I have been waiting for-more SpongeBob books.
I seen this episode on T.V. and I laughed so hard I almost split my own pants!  I would love to have it in book form so I can take it anywhere with me.  

Jacey: My favorite show of all time is Team Umizoomi.  I get to learn to count and my shapes when I watch   Geo, Bot, and Milli.  Now they are in books too!  I can't wait until my birthday because I know my Daddy and Mommy will get me some Team Umizoomi Books!

So that's it for our Wish List Wednesday!  Have a great week!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Conner's Review: 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

Title: The 39 Clues
                      The Maze of Bones
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Scholastic Press
September 1, 2008

Goodreads Summary:
Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue.
Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

Conner's Review:
The cover is very cool, especially because I love skeletons.  You can tell someone put a lot of work in making the design of the covers work with the clues in the book.
Another really awesome thing about the series is it is a game as well.  You get these trading cards inside the front part of the book that has different clues on them.   I haven't went to the website and signed up yet to play the game but I am really looking forward to doing that.  
I liked this story a lot!  The main characters, Amy and Dan Cahill, are pretty cool.  I liked that the names because my mom and Papa have those exact names too.  
I could relate to a little bit of what the brother/sister team had to go through.  I love solving mysteries and there is a lot of that in this story.  I got to read about different weapons, secret passageways, and of course, skeletons!  
There is a few people that are always trying to get in Amy and Dan's way, and this got to be irritating to me.  
Other than that, I have to say I really loved this book!  The fact that it is also a game, makes it even more exciting.  
I cannot wait to go online and get started on my own adventure!
I give this book 5 smiley faces!