It's nice to know Mencheres has a personality. I liked this book just for that reason. I didn't think it was as campy as Spade's book and had a little...moreIt's nice to know Mencheres has a personality. I liked this book just for that reason. I didn't think it was as campy as Spade's book and had a little more depth. Kira is a great character and very different from Cat While the can get along, they are very different. I would like to see them work together. I hope to read more books with Mencheres showing this kind of personality. I really enjoy his and Kira's dynamic. If these spin off keep getting better as they go, than I can't wait for Vlad's book (hopefully there will be one). (less)
This book would best suit k-3 grade with reading level and content but can be use in k-5 to introduce different GPS Science Standards. It is also a cu...moreThis book would best suit k-3 grade with reading level and content but can be use in k-5 to introduce different GPS Science Standards. It is also a cute story about a growing family and the first born not ready (at first) for the addition to the family. Things are now different for Pip and he doesn't like it, but in the end he steps up and helps his family and protects his brother. This book covers habitat, family, animal (penguin) behavior, and life cycles. I broke it down by grade level in the following section. This can be used in kindergarten to introduce the difference between adult and baby animals. In first grade you can use it to cover basic needs of animals. In second grade you can use it to introduce life cycles. In third grade it could be used to introduce the habitats of different organisms and how they depend on each other. In fourth grade it can be used to introduce factors of survival. In fifth grade you can introduce groups and classifications of animals or genetic offspring.(less)
This is getting closer to the old Southern Vampire Books that I know and love. One thing I have to say about Harris's writing, no matter ho...more3 1/2 stars
This is getting closer to the old Southern Vampire Books that I know and love. One thing I have to say about Harris's writing, no matter how much I hate or love the plot, characters, etc..., I can never put the book down. Her writing is great. I think my biggest issues lately have been her inconsistencies with the characters. I felt like she was writing for the show or the fans of the show. I have this weird filling that if the next book is the "last" it will be left open with no resolution to the many loose ends or they will extend the contract. I believe the latter will be most likely because of the show, along with the fact that whether we love or hate the last few books, we still keep buying them. Now for those of you who enjoyed the way the books use to be I feel most of the characters are back to their true selves... except Sookie. She is still very whiny in this book and her preacher attitude and words are not matching her actual actions. There is an actually mystery this time that has you engaged through out the entire story. Now for the review/summary that will contain spoilers (view spoiler)[ The book starts off with Sookie and her Bon Temps in Claude's strip club all the fae are calling Sookie "sister" and there is repeated mention of the fact Sookie can see straight through all the faes' glamour seeing them in their true form. I find this weird because I do not recall any of this in previous books, I need to review them, but I feel like it came out of thin air. The book goes on to imply about Sookie and Dermots attraction towards each other and than is dismissed and than disappears altogether.
Despite the fact the fae are not suppose to have a way in or out and Niall said he would never come back, he did. Even though I thought this was done I was happy about it. Niall makes me happy, I can feel his fairy pull through the pages and I was glad to see he was back... for a whole three seconds. He left with Claude to fairy to investigate who leaked information Claude that Niall was the one who made Dermot crazy. Well that was fun.
okay a quick run down of side events, that all happen at the same moment to show Sookie how much her life sucks with Eric. Danny and JB are taking extra jobs so they support their women/families. Tara has the babies and names the girl after Sookie (reminding Sookie she will never have kids with Eric) Jason gets engaged to Michelle and they decided on a QUICK wedding.
The weres, Jannalyn is after Sookie again. I am glad I read the short story in between this book and the last, it gave some great insight. Alcide is all over the map. First he seems to not trust Sookie and her judgement than he know what is going on all along. Eric's day man, Mustapha is also an important were in this story losing his Warren to the enemy and being blackmailed to do certain things.
So the main plot and mystery has to do the the fairy object Sookie's grandmother left her in the hidden drawer of an antique Sookie actually sold. Sookie feels like all the fae are around her because of this object.
The king is in town due to Victor's death and at a be party wric is set up for the death of a woman found on his lawn. While this is going on Felipe is trying to prove Eric killed Victor taking Sookoe on a while ride that leads finding the whole thing is about her and betrayal starts at home. (hide spoiler)]
Eric is no longer a whining baby which means Sookie no longer wants him. With the problem in the air of his arranged union he wants Sookie to fix their problems, Sookie wants Eric to fix them. What really bugs me about this is that Sookie knows vampire politics, she knows how dangerous and next to impossible not following the rules can be. I know he could do all the things Sookie wants them to do but then they would both be dead.
I believe Sookie and Sam will be together in the next book. She keeps talking about a normal life and he is the only person she could have that with. Sam has no ties to pack and vampire politics, she can have children with him (which was repeated hinted at), and the mini short also set this up. For this to be coming, Sam was rarely seen in this book. Once you get to the end you will simply go "oh okay". I think we are getting closer to the way the books use to be, more about story than about who Sookie is sleeping with. That is why I gave this book 3 an 1/2 stars.(less)
This is a great math book for Pre-k students and kindergarten students. It is also good for ELLs and students with special needs due to the amount of...moreThis is a great math book for Pre-k students and kindergarten students. It is also good for ELLs and students with special needs due to the amount of visual aid it offers. It offers a math counting game on each of the pages where students can count the images and at the end the book the images are matched with the numbers. This book would be a great introduction to counting, numbers 1-10, and practice with theses numbers.(less)
This is a great book for emerging readers and pr-k through kindergarten. You can also use this to teach context clue through visuals since the picture...moreThis is a great book for emerging readers and pr-k through kindergarten. You can also use this to teach context clue through visuals since the pictures go directly with the story. A story for and about bedtime. Great for creative writing drawing since you can have a student tell you verbally, through writing, and drawing about their bedtime routine. (less)
This is a great book that focuses on the number nine through the aid of the illustrations students get to work with the number 9 and can count if they...moreThis is a great book that focuses on the number nine through the aid of the illustrations students get to work with the number 9 and can count if they want. They can also us the pictures to do the addition and subtraction problems found in the book. The number sentences at the end are good practice with addition and subtraction as well.(less)
This is a fun book with basic math and measurement problems. I might use this book with a measurement lesson. I enjoyed the art work and think I could...moreThis is a fun book with basic math and measurement problems. I might use this book with a measurement lesson. I enjoyed the art work and think I could uses this in a small group, if I was heading the group instead or if it is read out loud first.(less)
This is a good book to introduce a lesson in soil. It is very simple. It gives good information about soil. It talks about the things you can grow in...moreThis is a good book to introduce a lesson in soil. It is very simple. It gives good information about soil. It talks about the things you can grow in soil because of the things you find in it. It also has experiments.
A great adventure. I read this in high school and still love it to this day. The many parts of this tale make it so interesting. The growing relations...moreA great adventure. I read this in high school and still love it to this day. The many parts of this tale make it so interesting. The growing relationship is so well written. A must read.(less)