I really loved the humor and awkward situations Kieran continued to find himself in as he searched for someone, something? An Idiot In Love byReview:
I really loved the humor and awkward situations Kieran continued to find himself in as he searched for someone, something? An Idiot In Love by David Jester was a wild ride through Kieran's live life beginning with his first kiss and going through things many of us might can relate to (some not so much, but still a bit funny).
The story was more lighthearted and funny in the child and teen "awkward" years of sex & love. Funny stories, and awkward situations that most of us know someone who might have had a similar horrid thing happen.
Towards the end of the book I did become less entertained, and even a little hopeless for Kieran's clueless state that ideally should have changed and not gotten quite as desperate. I feared the book was about to take an even worse turn (worse than mental health faking even?!?).
I always hate "spoilers" but it's iften hard to explain your opinion without them. Let's just say hilarious kid, funny awkward teen & early adult relationships progress to desperation that could have been avoided at times with some speaking up, then to complete desperation I was worried was going to end very badly BUT the endo g was good and I enjoyed the journey.
I received this book from Skyhorse Publushing for the purpose of providing an honest review.
This beautiful book was the first I have read in the Animal Planet's outstanding selection for young readers. My son and I saw 200 full-color photogra This beautiful book was the first I have read in the Animal Planet's outstanding selection for young readers. My son and I saw 200 full-color photographs of animals from all over the world, and learned many interesting facts about the beautiful animals. I was lucky to receive this and 2 other Animal Planet books for advance review before they were released to the public in order to provide an honest opinion / review.
The book's target audience is young readers who may or may not have long attention spans. the book provides many facts about a huge variety of animals from different regions of the world. An outstanding non-fiction book for children. The photographs of animals are beautiful and a short text about each animal is provided for each photo.
A beautiful and informative book for children who are advance or beginning readers who love to learn about the animals around the world an actually see the majestic animal in its own habitat. ...more
That's Not Fair by Danielle McLaughlin is a fun and educational read for children about how and why we have certain laws and certain freedoms in our cThat's Not Fair by Danielle McLaughlin is a fun and educational read for children about how and why we have certain laws and certain freedoms in our country - U.S.A. This book will be a great way to introduce young people to democracy at a young age.
Via a fictional town and it's quirky characters, basics of our system / democracy, freedoms, and the process and need for certain laws are explained in a fun and easily understood way. The book has bright and exciting illustrations that represent the character's feelings and convey their feelings which bring about the need for laws, and why those laws (freedoms) exist to help make life as fair as possible for citizens. Each chapter ends with questions for the reader to consider to get the reader thinking about how the law helps, who still might not feel it is fair, or what the common good may be for the population.
The situations and characters are funny, teach valuable lessons, and explain why we have certain freedoms, how democracy works, as well as what it might be like if we did not have certain laws. I was glad to receive this book free for an honest review and enjoyed the way our process of making law is demonstrated for younger people in an easily understood and entertaining way. I love this book, the expressive illustrations, and the easy to understand way democracy is demonstrated for upper elementary or mid schoolers. ...more
The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! By Mike Lowery captured my interest and tempted my love doodling immediately. The boReview by MooShine Art Spot:
The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! By Mike Lowery captured my interest and tempted my love doodling immediately. The book is for middle grade readers to actually draw themselves into the story. The prompts were an incredible way to get kids started on what to draw to put their own special creative thinking to work to make the story a part of themselves. This book would be great for kids that do not necessarily love to read because it literally brings them into the story and uses their input to complete the tale.I hope to see more books like this in the future. The book has a great plot and is a lot of fun. I received a free Ecopy to provide an honest opinion on and my only disappointment was that I could not open it in a program that would let me actually draw on it ! I am way older than middle school, but I wanted to draw ! Great engaging book I would recommend for all ages. I hope to see more like this from this author....more
Sometimes there's no better way to understand reality than through fantasy, and the best way to find truth may be in a book - if youbook description:
Sometimes there's no better way to understand reality than through fantasy, and the best way to find truth may be in a book - if you can find the right one.
Battles against darkness, a quest for truth, and a search for the book that no one can read are all part of the fantasy adventure in The War of Words. As an evil sorcerer wages war by using mysterious shadows and seeks to gain control by confusing the residents as to what's real and what isn't, the fate of the kingdom rests in the hands of Kelsey and Nicholas.
As the youngest officer in the king's army, Kelsey fights the evil sorcerer s shadows on the battlefield as she explores the kingdom searching for the key to winning the war. Nicholas, a young sorcerer in training who is mastering his craft, discovers how the right words can change the course of the future.
Explore an enchanted maze, uncover the power of words, and learn about friendship in this whimsical tale.
The War of Words by Amy Neftzger was a hilarious, fun, and very thought provoking read. I would suggest this book to anyone from middle grades to adulthood. The fantasy story demonsrated, through words (understanding & misunderstanding) how perception can destroy or create ... using words and the understanding (common understanding) can make or break a relationship or even a kingdom / war / world.
I am often not a big fan of fantasy with sorcerers, kings, and alot of imagnary characters, but I completely loved the characters in the book. Kelsey is a soldier fighting in the king's army against an evil sorcerer's shadows. When I first started reading I though, "Oh this is going to be just too unreal", but I was wrong. The book quickly picked up adding different characters with various talents and strategies and eventually gets to a hilarious gargoyle and a good sorcerer. Their witty back & forth will had me just about rolling in laughter.
Most importantly is the way the story progresses taking the reader along through the understanding of words and how important words are. How words are used, misused, understood and misunderstood is shown, not just talked about. As the story progresses with misunderstandings and consequences, the reader can see for themselves how our words not only affect the present, but also the future. Perception, how we perceive what someone is saying, can also cause happiness or damage so sometimes quick reactions to misunderstood words can cause wars, destruction, hurt, etc.
I am very thankful to have received this book for review because it is not the kind of book (fantasy) that I would have sought out to buy. I will share this book with my 10 year old and also suggest anyone of any age read it because of the truth and knowledge that is clearly presented here in a fun way without being preachy or "education talk". GREAT READ !!...more