Review of Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel

28114540Synopsis:

In this chapter book for young readers, June is thrilled to get a new neighbor: Mae! Soon the two of them are best friends and are having adventures determined by the Wonder Wheel that they spin each morning. Whether it’s pretending to be a dog for a day or collecting things that are blue, the girls never know what each day will bring. Also, June has a secret: her dog Sammy can talk, but only she can hear him. Will her new best friend believe her if she tells her?      (Goodreads)

Review:

This is a cute chapter book for young readers.  It stressed family, friendship and pets (that may be magical).  I thought that it was well written and the illustrations that were included were bright and well drawn and added a lot to the story.  

I enjoyed the fact that Sam, June’s dog, can talk.  At least in June’s mind he can.  I thought this added a little extra to the story.

I thought this book was upbeat and positive and would make a great addition to a family library or a school library.  I would recommend this book to anyone who has a young reader in their life.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and HMH Books For Young Readers for the opportunity to read and review this book.

 

 

Review of Dalmatian In A Digger

31363722Synopsis:

Dugger! Dugger! Digger! What’s that noise? It’s the booming sound of big construction vehicles, and Little Dalmatian is determined to find out what they are building in this energetic picture book from Rebecca Elliott.

Review:

This is a great book for children, especially one that likes construction machines or animals.  There are plenty of both in this book.  It is cute how the children have to guess what is coming next, I really liked that.  The story is cute and all the animals add a lot to the excitement.  The illustrations were bright and colorful and were a big part of the story.

I would recommend this to parents who are looking for a fun book to read the children in their lives.   This book would be a wonderful addition to a family library or any preschool.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Capstone Young Readers for the opportunity to read and review this book.

 

 

 

Review of You Belong To Me

 

27219549Synopsis:

The simple text of love, caring and protection is accompanied by adorable illustrations of animals and dinosaurs that hug, help, and protect a human child. The comforting text is ideal for a soothing bedtime story. This beautiful book is a perfect gift for parents with a newborn baby.

Review:

This is a sweet picture book that tells the story of a parent’s love for their child.  One each page, the is a child being lovingly held and told how much they are loved.  That is a wonderful for everyone (young and old) to know without any doubt.

The illustrations are warm and cozy in soft pastel colors.  The pages contain a variety of animals snuggling a small child.  The wording is simple and to the point.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read to the child in their life and let them know how much they are loved.  This book would make a great addition to any family library.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Museyon Inc for the opportunity to read and review this book.

Review of Life’s Little Lessons by Ellie the Wienerdog

Synopsis:

27779152Ellie tries, really tries, to be good as she faces temptation over and over again. But how can a wiener dog resist? There are sandwiches and trash baskets and freshly baked ham sending heavenly smells straight to her wriggly nose. Ellie so wants to please because she loves to hear “What a good dog!” but she is also taunted by naughtiness because she thinks with her nose. She smells and sniffs and it’s hard for her to be good when she gets a whiff! Children, and adults alike, will find Ellie’s tale hilariously relatable. What will she do when put to the ultimate test? Ellie’s irresistible charm radiates from every colorful, energetic page as she struggles in her desire to do the right thing. Her expressions tell the story, making Ellie the Wienerdog a pup readers will come to know and love. With playful text and equally boisterous art, this book invites readers to join in the fun over and over again. (Goodreads)

Review:

What an adorable children’s book.  Ellie is a wiener dog who tries very hard to be good.  She really does not want to do bad things and her favorite thing to hear is that she is “good girl”.  But sometimes that is not an easy thing to do.  Will she resist the sandwich in the kitchen and do the right thing?

The words used in this book are age appropriate and easy for a young child to understand.  There is a lesson, not only for Ellie, but for a child as well, to learn: that good behavior is rewarded in some way with positive reinforcement.  The illustrations are bright, vivid and colorful and added a lot to the story.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading a cute book to their child.  If you own a wiener dog (two miniature wiener dogs in our house), you may enjoy the book even more.  This book would be a great addition to any home or school library.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Smith Publicity for the opportunity to read and review this book.

 

Review of I Don’t Want To Go To School

Synopsis:

“I don’t want to go to school!”

“Why not? It’s the first day! Aren’t you excited?”

18907986Joey doesn’t want to go to school and he has a whole list of far-fetched reasons to stay home. Can his mom convince him otherwise?

Perfect for first graders or anxious children returning from summer break. Fully illustrated in color. Approximately 18 pages, 1k words. (Goodreads)

Review:

Joey does not want to go to school and he is not afraid to tell his mom.  When his mom asks him why he does not want to go, he comes up with a lot of different reasons.  Each reason is funnier than the one before.  His mother counters all of his concerns with positive  reinforcement.  Will she convince Joey to go to school?

This book is quite cute and funny.  The excuses that Joey gave his mom are comical and my six year old granddaughter thought they were so funny.  The words are age appropriate and the illustrations are vivid and colorful and go well with the story.  My granddaughter and I took turns reading the story and she did quite well with most of the words.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading a well crafted funny children’s book to the little one in their family.  This book would make an excellent addition to any family or school library.  

Review of The Secret No-Girls Club

Synopsis:

Best friends Logan and Caleb decide to form a club. A secret no-girls club. They write up the rules, create a secret handshake, and compose a pledge. But who will be president? They can’t have a deciding vote with only two people. They’re going to need some help from Caleb’s little brother–and maybe even Logan’s twin sister!

The Kids in the Tree House is a series of illustrated early chapter books for young readers ages 6-8. (Goodreads)

26061844Review:

This books is an adorable children’s book.  Two boys decide to form a secret club that does not allow girls.  They create a list of rules, a pledge and even a secret handshake.  But when it come to electing a president, they run into some problems. And the solution that they come up with does not make either of the boys happy.  

The story is very funny, especially when they are trying to vote for the president of the club.  The way that the boys tried to solve the tie in the election was very cute and quite clever.  My six year old granddaughter and I read this book together and we were laughing by the end of this book.

The words are very age appropriate and the illustrations tell the story well.   My granddaughter was able to read many of the words by herself with only minimal help from me.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading a well crafted story to their child.  This book would make a great addition to any school or family library.   

Review of Why Do We Have Noses

Chicken Nugget is a young owl who is very curious.  While at the park with her dad, playing on the swings, she asks her dad many questions.  She wants to know why we have ears, mouths, legs, eyes and, of course, noses.  Her dad patiently answers 25746280 all her questions, explaining all the things we’re able to do with our senses.  At the end of the story, Chicken Nugget’s dad has a question for her.

This book is an adorable book for children.  The illustrations are colorful and are a perfect compliment to the story.   The words are age appropriate and the book is the perfect length.  The book answers many of the questions that children actually ask and is a good place to start a discussion with your child.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an adorable children’s book to read to the young person in their life. This book would be a great addition to any family or day care library.  This is the second children’s book that I have read by this author and I loved them both.  I hope he continues to write these cute books.