Peter Brown has done it again, he has written an absolutely hilarious childrens book with illustrations that make it that much more enjoyable. LucillePeter Brown has done it again, he has written an absolutely hilarious childrens book with illustrations that make it that much more enjoyable. Lucille is a bear who wakes up one day telling her mother that she WILL make a friend today. Her mother, not so sure about Lucille's confidence humors her and goes along with this mission. As the story goes on Lucille comes across many animals and tries to conform to their characteristics to make them like her, but not knowing much about these animals, she always makes it turn into a disaster. For example, she tries to become friends with a Skunk, stating "Don't worry, we'll get that nasty smell out!" or even asking an Ostrich, "what's it like to fly?" All of these things simply turn the other animals off from ever wanting to be Lucille's friend which only makes her even more crazy than before! After having to calm herself from having a mental breakdown, Lucille finally finds a friend, a Flamingo.
I think this is one of my favorite childrens books of all time! The illustrations are absolutely the funniest that i have seen a book, the expressions on the animals faces as the story is told fits perfectly with the dialogue. ANY child would fall in love with this book. ...more
As Junie B. is getting geared up to play in the kickball tournament, tragedy strikes, she has hurt her toe and can no longer play. This spunky littleAs Junie B. is getting geared up to play in the kickball tournament, tragedy strikes, she has hurt her toe and can no longer play. This spunky little girl shows attitude and great humor throughout this story, as usual for Junie B. I think that this book, along with all of the others in her series are fantastic! When i was younger, i did not enjoy reading very much, but once i found the Junie B. Jones books, i was hooked. I think thats the best thing about these books is that they make kids want to come back for more! This book in particular has a great story because Junie wants to figure out something else she can do now that she cant play in the kickball tournament, she doesn't want to be a cheerleader so she only has a few options left. I would recommend this book to any child who wants a fun, entertaining book that they wont be able to put down!...more
This book begins with a 10 year old girl with a sour attitude and ends with a little girl with a loving heart. Through the book, Mary goes through manThis book begins with a 10 year old girl with a sour attitude and ends with a little girl with a loving heart. Through the book, Mary goes through many struggles. First, being unwanted by her parents and therefore raised by her families servants, and then losing her parents to illness and being shipped off to England to live with her uncle. As the story goes on, we see Mary struggle to cope with her new living situation, but we also see her discover something beautiful. For the sake or ruining the story, i wont say more but this book will become enchanting!
I would recommend this book to ANY readers looking for an amazing book because it offers an intriguing plot with complex characters to keep the reader going. ...more
I was only aware of the movie version of The Wizard of Oz, until now. To my surprise, there were some changes form the book to the movie adaptation. MI was only aware of the movie version of The Wizard of Oz, until now. To my surprise, there were some changes form the book to the movie adaptation. My largest discovery was that Dorothy's shoes were not sparkly ruby red, but SILVER!!! Other than this, i was not bothered by any of the differences between the movie and book. I can't believe i went this long without reading this book, i think that while most children have watched the movie, they need to read the book! Being able to imagines things for yourself while reading this book is half the fun of the story. I would recommend this book for readers because i think the storyline is absolutely great for young readers, even those who may not be particularly interested in reading as a child (like myself.) This book has much more depth to the plot than the movie does and every child or adult should experience it! ...more
I remember the "Fudge" books as a kid and ALWAYS loved them!!! THey kept me wanting more and more until as i read on and never lacked a dull moment. TI remember the "Fudge" books as a kid and ALWAYS loved them!!! THey kept me wanting more and more until as i read on and never lacked a dull moment. This book isnt only fun for kids but i think its also very enjoyable for adults. It allows adults to see the perspective of kids during certain situations and allows kids to relate to the characters. In the first of the "Fudge" books, Peter is sicka nd tired of not getting the attention he deserves due to the tantrums and mishappenings caused by the 3-year old menace known as fudge. In this book, we get to see how Peter take matters into his own hands and catch his parents attention in creative ways. As i said, this spunky and humorous book is great for kids and adults! A true testament to how great Judy Blume is!!...more
Since I love reading accounts of the Holocaust, I definitely enjoyed reading this book. It includes pictures and statistics to help bring to life theSince I love reading accounts of the Holocaust, I definitely enjoyed reading this book. It includes pictures and statistics to help bring to life the story she is recounting. I think that this book does a great job of showing the horror that took place through all of the events the Jewish people had to endure. From the ghetto's, the train rides, and then the concentration camps, this book gives you a vivid picture. I like how it is repeated throughout the book that normal people in a normal world cannot imagine the horrific actions of the Nazi's. This book is great for older middle schoolers but not anyone younger. I would reccommend this book to anyone interested in history or a truly great story. ...more
This is the story of the Tuck family who have unknowingly come accross a magical spring. Not until after drinking from the spring does the family notiThis is the story of the Tuck family who have unknowingly come accross a magical spring. Not until after drinking from the spring does the family notice that they are no longer aging and cannot be hurt or harmed in any way. To keep the spring from being discovered, the Tuck's move from place to place quite often, and try to avoid contact with other people in order to keep their secret. They are doing a great job of this until they come across a young girl names Winnie Foster. I won't give the rest away but this story will definitely pull you in! I would reccommend this book to anyone who loves a great fantasy story. Especially young readers who are looking for a book they wont be able to put down. ...more
I think that this is a great informational book for anyone interested in WWII or the holocaust. This book is about the kids who were involved in or efI think that this is a great informational book for anyone interested in WWII or the holocaust. This book is about the kids who were involved in or effected by the Hitler Youth. It tells the stories of several young people and the actual events that happened in their lives. Some of the kids were members of the Hitler Youth and some fought against it. I think that my favorite part about this book is that it did not leave out any of the grusomeness that occured, it told the real facts just as they happened and included several pictures on each page. The author even went as far as traveling to Germany and catching up to speak to the people she was writing about so that she could get the stories in their own words as they happened. I would reccommend this book to anyone over the age of 12 due to the mature content. ...more