Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kid Lit Blog Hop No. 57 #KLBH #KidLitBlogHop




Hello everybody! See what I have today below. Welcome to the 57th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! This week, we are excited to be including a Facebook Linky Party to be held in conjunction with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. These linky parties are designed to give you the opportunity to connect with and grow your network of fellow kid lit bloggers, authors, and parents through your various social media platforms. 

Hostesses:

Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger

Cheryl Carpinello, Author / Blogger

Stacking Books

BeachBoundBooks

Pragmatic Mom

Music, Teaching and Parenting

Reading Authors

The Logonauts

A Book Long Enough


 **Hello everyone and Happy Spring. Usually, I would post a review for you to go check out. Instead I wanted to tell you that I am involved with the A-Z blog challenge. Beginning April 1st, I will be blogging everyday a book review that corresponds with the letter of the day. All of my books will be kid lit!  

I ask that you come back everyday and see what I am reviewing. Please leave me a comment too. I love your comments and they encourage me to keep going.  

Have a wonderful Easter and happy hopping!  ~Naila Moon**


Kid Lit Blog Hop & Linky Party Rules *Please Read*

1. LINKY PARTY: Add the link to your Facebook fan page in the Facebook Linky Party list below. Be sure to visit at least the two links directly before yours as well as your hosts' Facebook fan pages. Be sure to like pages that interest you and show your colleagues some love by liking or sharing one of their posts. 2. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Link up any Kid Lit related post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. This can be a link to a children’s book review, a discussion about children’s literature/literacy, or a post on a recently-read children’s book or one that you love from your childhood.
* Don't link directly to your blog, it must be a specific post.*
* For Authors, we prefer you to link to your blog if you have one. Please link unique posts each time ~ no repeats please. *
* Make sure you include an image relevant to the POST (e.g., book cover), not your blog button or photo of yourself.*
* Feel free to link more than one post.*
3. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Please visit AT LEAST the TWO LINKS from the Kid Lit Blog Hop directly ahead of your own and leave them some love in the form of a comment. We are trying to build a community of bloggers, readers, parents, authors, and others who are as passionate about children’s literature as we are so please CONNECT and follow any or all of the blogs that interest you! 4. If you like, grab the button above and put it somewhere on your blog, preferably the post you're linking up. If you'd prefer, you can just add a text link back to this Hop so that others can find it and check out all these great book links! 5. It would really help us get the word out about the Kid Lit Blog Hop if you would be so kind as to tweet, share, and spread the word about the Hop!
Interested in co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop/Linky Party? If you've joined us before, you are welcome to join us again! Please email renee @ motherdaughterbookreviews (dot) com and put Co-Hosting Blog Hop in the subject line.
Happy Hopping!
 

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Friday, March 27, 2015

#Review: My Family Tree and Me by Dušan Petričić #Kidsbooks, #Multicultural


Summary:
A young boy traces his ancestry from his great-great-grandparents to his own family in the present day. But as in every family, there is more than one side to the story! From front to back, follow along as the boy links the relatives on his dad's side. Then, from back to front, begin again as the boy links the relatives on his mom's side. A mini-lesson in genealogy, this unique flipped story explores how generations can all be connected, playfully reflected through illustrations of recurring, inherited physical traits among family members.

My review:
I love genealogy. I have always wanted to know where I came from and who my relatives were. This book is a kid's version of genealogy and it is quite precious.

What makes this book unique is told in the two very different covers above. The reader first reads about the child's Dad and how he came to be. The family line stops in the middle of the book.

The reader then begins at the back of the book and goes forward reading about the child's Mom's side of the family. Again, the family line stops in the middle.

Mostly being a picture book I was able to see the way the family resemblances came to be. The illustrations, done by the author, were whimsical and down-right cute.

If you want to introduce a child to genealogy or just talk about family resemblance, then this is the book for you.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through Net Galley. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Where to find the author:
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#Review: Grimmtastic Girls:Cinderella Stays Late (Book 1) & Red Riding Hood Gets Lost (Book 2) by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams #Middlegrade, #kidsbooks




Summary: 

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia...
A Grimmtastic girl named Cinderella is starting her first week at Grimm Academy on the wrong foot. Cinda's totally evil stepsisters are out to make her life miserable. The Steps tease Cinda, give her terrible advice about life at the academy, and even make her look bad in front of her new friends, Red, Snow, and Rapunzel! But when Cinda overhears the Steps plotting a villainous deed that could ruin Prince Awesome's ball, Cinda, her new friends, and a pair of magical glass slippers have to stop them--before the last stroke of midnight!

My review: 

What a  retelling of a familiar story! This time though, Cinderalla, aka Cinda is no Princess. She does not wear a crown but goes to school with lots of kids that do. Fitting in is hard for her especially when you are supposed to be able to dance, which...

Oh, now, I cannot give that away can I?

I really enjoyed this fun twist on the familiar tale. This book is targeted for kids in grades 3-6 and mostly for girls. Boys might read this book too but it is doubtful.  I loved how Cinda worked on fitting in and made mistakes so badly that she thought she never might. However, she found out, as kids will, that not everyone is perfect but there are things you can excel at that others cannot. It makes you unique and people will like you just the way you are.




Summary:

Red Riding Hood might have a terrible sense of direction, but her grimmtastic friends are always there to help!

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia...
Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she's great at it--too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when Red gets lost in Neverwood forest and runs into Wolfgang, who might be part of E.V.I.L., she needs her magic basket and a grimmazingly dramatic performance to figure out what's going on!

My review:

This second book could be a stand alone book as it tells the tale of Red Riding Hood aka Red. However, to follow along with some ideas, the book really should be read in succession to the first.

This book carries along a similar theme as the first with the exception of learning to trust.  Also, the idea of people do not always appear what they seem or in this case have been written as. Red learns to trust herself, her friends, and even new friends to succeed. Kids reading this book will have no problem picking up on that theme.

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Both of these are winners to me. I am not always wanting to read girlie-girl books but these two fit that bill and I was not disappointed in the least. The character's development was fun and mysterious at the same time. I could pick up the running theme in each book without issue. If was also fun to see the old fairy tales intertwined with a new twist. I enjoyed seeing the characters as younger girls before they ended up as they are known today. Fantasy abounds in these books and are a no miss for children to read, especially if they like fairy tales.

5 stars!

Disclosure: I received a copy of each book in exchange for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Where to find the authors:



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

#Review: Save the Next Dance by Myron J. Stenzel #kidsbooks



My review:
This is a sweet little book that personifies the love and honor of family. The author spun an adorable tale that any princess loving girl would enjoy. Everything is here including castles, prince and princesses, king and queen. Most of all, there is a life time of love, endearment and promises that go far beyond this plane of existence into the after life.

The author wrote this for his own princess, his daughter of 9 years old and the writing style shows his total admiration for her loved one. Incorporated into it all was his daughter's love of dance. 

I enjoyed the pictures for this book as well. They have Disney like quality that I am sure was intentional on the author's part. He brings a wholesomeness and innocence to those things he writes. Well, done. 

I do hope the author's daughter treasures this little gem for a life time. 

I give this book 4 stars!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Where to find the author:



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#AllReadersUnite


I saw this on Pinterest and just had to repost it. I love to read! How about you?

Review: Mini Myths: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! and Make A Wish, Midas! by Joan Holub & Leslie Patricelli #kidsbooks #toddlers


Mini Myths Brush Your Hair, Medusa! Holub Patricelli
Summary: Medusa refuses to care for her hair, her long locks getting messier with each passing page. Her hair rebellion elicits frozen expressions of shock from her family, but nothing will convince Medusa to brush. Only her hairdresser approaches Medusa with bravery and scissors, successfully solving the problem . . . with a short haircut! All are pleased with this drastic yet adorable solution. Leslie Patricelli’s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively visual narrative to Joan Holub’s expertly focused text. Includes a summary of the original Medusa’s Wild Hair myth at the end.
My review:
This is a myth that I know pretty well so, I found the twist the author spun on this one to be humorous. I particularly loved the look on Grandma's face when she walked in the door and saw her hair.
Although the real Medusa's hair was said to be made of snakes, I liked that the author and illustrator did not make it that way but instead just wild. However, the hint of the snakes was still in the pages but not as frightening. 
As with the last two toddler board books from this series, she incorporated the myth in the back of the book which could be read by parent or an older child.

Mini Myths Make A Wish, Midas! Holub Patricelli
Summary: Midas wants everything to be his favorite color – yellow! He chooses yellow clothes, eats yellow foods, and uses only the yellow paint at his art easel. But when he impulsively paints his beloved green Dinoboo, Midas discovers that too much of a good thing is a big mess! Joan Holub’s carefully crafted text is brought to life by Leslie Patricelli’s famously humorous illustrations. Includes a summary of the original Midas’ Golden Touch myth at the end.
My review:
Yellow is a wonderful color but unlike Midas, I do not think I would want everything yellow. Again, author Joan Holub has created a tale that gets the point of the myth across but in a fun and non-threatening way.
The bold pictures are so cute and I just know any toddler would enjoy looking at them over and over. In addition, they will be able to identify the color yellow and maybe a couple of other colors that peep into the pages.
As with the other books, the original myth is on the back page for adults or older children to learn about.
Both books are perfect for ages 1-3 years old and get 5 stars from me.
Disclosure: I received a copy of both of these books for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
Where to find the author:
Joan HolubJoan Holub’s fascination with mythology inspired Mini Myths, a new board book series that translates famous myths into situations familiar to preschoolers. The first four titles are Be Patient, Pandora!Play Nice, Hercules!Brush Your Hair, Medusa! and Make A Wish, Midas! published by Abrams Appleseed. Joan co-authors two other mythology series for Simon and Schuster, Goddess Girls (ages 8-12) and Heroes in Training (ages 7-10). Her picture book, Mighty Dads, was a New York Times bestseller in 2014.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

A-Z Blog Challenge Teaser/Reveal




As you might have noticed on my sidebar I announced that I was going to do the A-Z blog challenge once again. I decided to do not one blog but two this year. I could possibly be loco but I am going to give it a shot.

So, on this blog, I will be doing...drum roll...I said, drum roll!...

Book reviews! Surprise! *Chuckles*

Yes, I know I do them all the time on this blog but there will be a blog every day (except Sundays) that correlates with the letter of the day. Most all of the book reviews I will be doing will be for younger children but there will be some YA and maybe an adult or two.

If you want to check out my other blog, Just The Stuff Ya Know, the theme will be more eclectic there, at least that is the plan at the moment.

Follow along with me or even join up if you wish. I look forward to seeing you!

~Naila Moon


Cover Reveal: A Change of Mind by Nick Wilford

Usually, I do not do cover reveals but I have this time as the concept of this author's books seemed intriguing. I hope maybe to read it when the book is published.


Author: Nick Wilford
Genre: Contemporary speculative fiction
Cover Design: Rebekah Romani
Release Date: May 25th 2015

A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.

In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.

But this isn't your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…

In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.

The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.

In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn't work for him.

Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.

The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.

Bio


Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. You can find him hanging out on his blog or on Goodreads or Twitter.

Preorder Links: Amazon US, Amazon UK
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Late to the hop, Kid Lit Blog Hop! #KidLitBlogHop #KLBH

Kid Lit Blog Hop


Welcome to the 56th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! This week, we are excited to be including a Google+ Linky Party to be held in conjunction with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. These linky parties are designed to give you the opportunity to connect with and grow your network of fellow kid lit bloggers, authors, and parents through your various social media platforms. We are pleased to be welcome back Tiffiny from the blog Spark and Pook as co-host this week (two weeks in a row - woot!. Welcome back once again, Tiffiny!  

Hostesses:

Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger

Cheryl Carpinello, Author / Blogger

Stacking Books

BeachBoundBooks

Pragmatic Mom

Best 4 Future: Bringing Up Baby Bilingual

Reading Authors

The Logonauts

A Book Long Enough

Co-Host:

Spark and Pook

***This time around, I want to feature 6 year old  author, Michael Cohn and his author, Mom, Lisa Cohn. Michael does book reviews on YouTube and co-authors books with his Mom. They books are cute and have lessons to tell. Check out my review HERE.

Also , if you want make sure to enter my book giveaways and prizes. Happy Hopping everyone!  ~Naila Moon***

 

Kid Lit Blog Hop & Linky Party Rules *Please Read*

1. LINKY PARTY: Add the link to your Google+ profile page in the Google+ Linky Party list below. Be sure to visit at least the two links directly before yours, say hello and "like" or share a post and follow folks as per your interests. If you do not have a Google+ profile, you are welcome to link up a different social media profile (Pinterest, Facebook, etc.). 2. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Link up any Kid Lit related post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. This can be a link to a children’s book review, a discussion about children’s literature/literacy, or a post on a recently-read children’s book or one that you love from your childhood.
* Don't link directly to your blog, it must be a specific post.*
* For Authors, we prefer you to link to your blog if you have one. Please link unique posts each time ~ no repeats please. *
* Make sure you include an image relevant to the POST (e.g., book cover), not your blog button or photo of yourself.*
* Feel free to link more than one post.*
3. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Please visit AT LEAST the TWO LINKS from the Kid Lit Blog Hop directly ahead of your own and leave them some love in the form of a comment. We are trying to build a community of bloggers, readers, parents, authors, and others who are as passionate about children’s literature as we are so please CONNECT and follow any or all of the blogs that interest you! 4. If you like, grab the button above and put it somewhere on your blog, preferably the post you're linking up. If you'd prefer, you can just add a text link back to this Hop so that others can find it and check out all these great book links! 5. It would really help us get the word out about the Kid Lit Blog Hop if you would be so kind as to tweet, share, and spread the word about the Hop!

Happy Hopping!

 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

#Review: Hooray for St. Patrick's Day! by Joan Holub/ Illustrated by Paul Meisel #kidsbooks



Summary:
It's Saint Patrick's Day, and time to join in the celebration. Children can lift the flaps for interactive fun as they see the children in this book make holiday crafts, taste traditional Irish food, perform a play about Saint Patrick, and even march in a Saint Patrick's Day parade. As an added bonus, they can search for the hidden leprechaun on each spread. A great way for young readers to learn about and enjoy the holiday.

My review:
This is a cute book with brief ideas to do on St. Patrick's Day. As the summary says, it is fun and interactive. However, if you are looking for a book that tells brief history of St. Patrick's Day, this is not it.

I have read a couple of other "flap books" from this author and this one was just as enjoyable as the others. It was fun to look on each page for that ever elusive leprechaun and to discover him hiding in different places. Sometimes, you really had to look intently.

I liked that the author gave traditional ideas for celebrating the holiday but made it the way kid's would do it. I really enjoyed the page with the kids dancing. Looking carefully, you could catch a few other characters that were also celebrating. Too fun!

The author writes in poetic rhyme and in the back of the book there is a brief glossary of difficult word terms. This is pretty standard for her younger children's books and I think it is a plus.

The book's illustrations are done in simple line drawings and are of course colored in traditional Irish colors. Adorable!

Great little book. Happy St. Patrick's Day! 4 stars!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Where to find the author:

Joan Holub author Mighty Dads

Joan Holub is co-author of the best-selling Goddess Girls series, the Grimmtastic Girls series, and the Heroes in Training series. Her picture book Little Red Writing received three starred reviews and has been named to many Best-of lists. Her mighty cool dad inspired the creation of the picture book, Mighty Dads

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Friday, March 13, 2015

#Review: Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy by Lisa & Michael Cohn/ Illustrated by Heather Nichols #Kidsbooks #feelings #specialneeds



Summary:
Bash's dog, Lucy, helps coach his soccer team, and Lucy leads the team to the championships. But Bash is overcome with jealousy when Lucy enchants a team of Special Olympics kids who say they want her to coach their team. Can Bash overcome his jealousy and learn to share Lucy with kids who say they need her? This is Book Two in the Bash and Lucy series, following Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence.

My review:
Lucy, an extraordinary canine, is a great soccer coach. She is also able to detect when humans need a bit of attention to succeed in what they do. She is noticed by a special needs child who wants her help so his team can win too.

Children reading this book will recognize the feelings of jealousy they sometimes get when they have to share their toys, room, clothes, and maybe even parents. It is not always an easy thing to deal with. This book allows those feelings but also shows children that sometimes, other children just need the things or in this case dog, that they have to feel better. The book acknowledges both sides of the issue and comes to a logical conclusion on how to deal with the feelings of jealousy.

I liked that the authors highlighted children who have different capabilities but still do the same things that other children do, like play soccer! I also liked how the showed the difference between a service dog verses a pet. Although, the book begged the question if Lucy could have been a service dog herself. Maybe in future books she will be?

I was not real fond of the illustrations. Even though they were done ok it seemed in watercolors, I found a few of them to be confusing and dark. I really did not like the one on page 24. In fact, it made no sense to me and the kids looked monster like.

In any case, I enjoyed this book for the most part and  look forward to more in this series. 4 stars.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of the book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Where to find the authors:


Lisa Cohn and her 6-year-old-son, Michael, are the award-winning authors of the "Bash and Lucy" children's book series. They have been featured on the Today Show, SiriusXM Radio, Disney's Babble, The Oregonian, and other media.

Michael reviews children's books on Lisa and Michael's YouTube page. Visit www.BashAndLucy.com/blog to learn more or subscribe to their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/BashAndLucy

Lisa and Michael are active visiting schools in person and via Skype in the classroom. See clips of their school visits and learn more about how to participate here: http://www.bashandlucy.com/dogs-and-kids-picture-book/ Email the authors at BashAndLucy@gmail.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015

#Giveaway: Michael Samuels "Just Ask The Universe" Books and $25 Paypal Open WW #selfhelp #spiritual


When the first book came out, I wasn't sure what to think. I had heard of certain books that talked about getting the things you want and laws of attraction. I read them and only half way put them into practice. Then I  read this book and it all made sense to me. Read my review HERE.

Have you heard at least something about the laws of attraction.
How about,  Just Ask The Universe  by author Michael Samuels?

Just Ask the Universe is a realistic guide to personal development. By creating a blueprint for self-growth and commanding your subconscious mind, the Universe will manifest all your dreams.

For over two decades, Michael Samuels has studied and methodically tested hundreds of books on self-improvement, spirituality, and the metaphysical. Just Ask the Universe  and his follow up books, The Universe-ity and Keep Calm and Ask On, accumulates the wisdom from “thought teachers” like: Wallace Wattles, Anthony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne, Joseph Murphy, Robert Collier, and Napoleon Hill, and compiles it under one unified lesson: if your thoughts are clear and in harmony with your mind and the truth of your surroundings, your life can be filled with all the richness the Universe has to offer. 

Would you like to win copies of all three books plus a cool $25 Paypal? Well, you can! Just enter below for your chance.

Where to find Michael Samuels:



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Disclosure:Naila Moon of Reading Authors was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of Michael Samuels and was compensated  for this giveaway. This giveaway has been arranged by Away We Go Media who along with Michael Samuels is responsible for prize shipment. 

The giveaway will run from March 13, 12 AM MST-March 28, 2015  12 AM MST 
The giveaway is open internationally but if winner is outside of the US then only a Kindle copies of the books will be given. Winner must be 18+ years old, have an active Paypal account and will only be paid in US dollars.
Winner is chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

#Review: Aoléon The Martian Girl PART THREE by Brent LeVasseur #martiangirl​ #sci-fi​ #kidsbooks



Summary:
Spying on the Luminon, Aoléon and Gilbert uncover his plot to steal Earth’s milk cows and make the disturbing discovery that the Martian leader plans to disrupt Mars’s galact supply. The duo races to warn Aoléon’s father, Deimos, a manager at the galactworks, before the Luminon’s saboteur can act. 

While still on the run, Aoléon takes her pilot’s exam so she can join the Martian intergalactic exploration fleet. However, during the test-run, something goes horribly wrong. The two are put in a life-threatening situation and only Bizwat, Aoléon’s Procyon commando friend, can save them. 

Gilbert finally gets his chance to learn to skyboard, but the lesson turns into a test of skill as he and Aoléon are chased by the Royal Paladin Guard. 

Will they survive? 

My review:
This is the third book in a series of five  that I have read from this author. You can read my review of the first book  HERE  and review of the second book HEREThis is a middle grade book full of sci-fi kinds of adventure. This book does pick up where the last two left off so you would certainly want to read them in succession.

This time the martian girl, Aoleon is taking the Earth boy, Gilbert to learn how to skyboard. He seems to be anxious at first but turns out he is "a natural."  This is a good thing as this time their adventures lead them to major trouble and almost get them killed. You have to read the book though to find out how they manage. When I read it, I was biting what nails I have left hoping they would be able to make it to the next books. *grins*  Seriously, I adore this series and can hardly wait to find out what happens next for these two.


As in the first two book, the author gives a clear picture of what things look like. His amazing photographs pop out  in 3D form. So much so, I find myself thinking I can touch the characters of the book. As I have said before I think this makes the book so unique and a stand out from others in the same genre.


Get yourself a copy and then keep on reading the additional books that are to rapidly  becoming available. 

5 stars!





Disclosure: I received an Kindle copy  in exchanged for my open and honest review. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon


Where to find the author:


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

#Review and #Giveaway: Gimme-Jimmy by Sherrill S. Cannon/ Illustrated by Kalpart




Summary:
How a Bully Learns to Share ... "James Alexander's nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, "Gimme." Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy's concern when he found that every time he said the word "Gimme," his hand grew larger! Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said, "Please" and "Thank you," his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new "Polite Rule" and found out that it was much more fun to share.

My review:

This book is one of a series of books that the author has done to teach children manners. This time she approaches the subject of not sharing and being a bully, which by the way, has a running theme throughout all of her books.

As with the last book I read from Sherrill S, Cannon, this books is somewhat of a "moral" book that takes note of ones actions. In this case, Jimmy who constantly takes things from people, doesn't share, and who is just not nice to people learns that he will be in big trouble every time that he says "gimme".
I found what happens to Jimmy humorous but it also made the point quite well and he learns his lesson. Children reading this book will make the connections needed but will also find the humor in it too.

As with all the books I have read from this author, her poetry is top notch and the illustrations that go with it always match well. Her illustrator is fantastic and she uses the same one throughout all of her books which brings a consistency I have come to expect.

In the back of the book she notes that she has hidden some of her previous books within the pages of "Gimme-Jimmy". She invites the reader to see if they can be found. What fun!

This a simply awesome book and a book that should be on the "must read" list. 5 stars from me!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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Would you like to win a copy of this book? Sherrill S Cannon is generously giving away a paperback copy and a Kindle copy to m readers. Simply enter below.

Where to find the author:


Giveaway:
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KID LIT BLOG HOP-June 2017

Hello, welcome back to another month of terrific children's literature. We welcome you to the June 2017 Kid Lit Blog Hop. This ...