Can you say creativity?! This book is for both young and old! For anyone who wants to give a homemade card to someone special. There's how-to instructCan you say creativity?! This book is for both young and old! For anyone who wants to give a homemade card to someone special. There's how-to instructions for cards for weddings, babies, Christmas, birthdays, etc.
Not only are there pop-up card instructions, but also instructions for pull-tab cards and also spinning cards so it's interactive! Also included are colored templates. Just photocopy and you're on your way! Let this book spark your imagination. What kind of card will you make?
Kids will LOVE this. Adults will LOVE this. Start getting creative and get some postage stamps to send your friends and family some happiness.
I'm rating this as "I liked it" and let me tell you why.
This is a cute, somewhat rhyming, (see below), bedtime story about animals and how they may sI'm rating this as "I liked it" and let me tell you why.
This is a cute, somewhat rhyming, (see below), bedtime story about animals and how they may sleep.
However, I'm not sure how "sloth" and "both" rhyme. And the phrasing of at least one sentence didn't flow as well. For instance, with the page that had the flamingo, I would have preferred the word "the" between "under" and "soft".
But really, if you're thinking of it with a child's perspective, I think the book would be enjoyable.
I was given this as a free netgalley. I am not being paid. This was my review.
ARG. I just wrote a redo review on this and it got lost. =(
Okay-let's just get to the point.
Liked the plot of the book. 100 girls trying to win a promARG. I just wrote a redo review on this and it got lost. =(
Okay-let's just get to the point.
Liked the plot of the book. 100 girls trying to win a prom date with the President's son Jonathon. Yep, silly, cheesy. Great. Love it.
I didn't like that Abby felt like she had to make abrupt declaration of her religion to Kara. It was AWKWARD. I would have rather she eased into it with a "Hey do you go church?" instead of a dramatic "I need to tell you something.....I'm a Christian." Kara, her roommate, already guessed she was one. And was fine with that. But Abby made it into an awkward situation.
Also I didn't like the way Abby was telling the reader that nothing could happen between her and Jonathon if he wasn't a Christian. (I understand why she "said" that. I really do, but I didn't like that she said it....I believe twice (or more) in the book. Jonathon sounded like a good person. He wasn't all about the attention of the media and was a good family person as well and didn't show any bad morals. Are you really telling the world that Christians can not date or marry non Christians. Who is to say later they wouldn't even convert to Christianity instead? Plus the person might be offended that you wouldn't give them a chance even if they were a GOOD person just because of religion...and that could just make them not like Christians because of what you just said.
Anyway-liked the book, and I love sharing the gospel, where and when appropriate, but disliked those issues above. ......................................................... I received this book free from net-galley. I am not paid for this review. It's my opinion. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
It's an alphabet photo book. Each letter pages (a left and right page) have a total of 5 different photos of things the author found in real life thatIt's an alphabet photo book. Each letter pages (a left and right page) have a total of 5 different photos of things the author found in real life that could make a certain letter of the alphabet.
If a child read this it could help ignite more creativity in him/her. It could help them to see the world in a different way.
This could be used to make the new "ABC" car game. Instead of finding letters on billboards, cars, buildings, etc, this book could help kids realize there are letters all around us even if they're in a different "font". Keep them occupied with finding different letters in unusual ways instead of whining about how bored they are on an errand run.
I wish that on each page we would be provided the description of the picture there--perhaps on the page below the biggest letter picture. Instead, we have to turn to the end of the book where the whole list is given.
Also, I don't know if it's because I was reading this book on the computer (courtesy of netgalley.com--in which I am also not being paid for my review), but some parts of pictures seemed a bit pixelated. The lines weren't as smooth as some of the others on the page. It could just be the computer--hopefully not on a paper copy because that would seem a bit unprofessional.
Content Advisory: There was only one iffy picture-- Y had a half nude statue on it. ...more
The actual writing in the book made this book a more interesting/enjoyable read. But soon we come to find out that there is some Content Advisory issuThe actual writing in the book made this book a more interesting/enjoyable read. But soon we come to find out that there is some Content Advisory issues I was having!
Content Advisory: There is a rape. I skipped over that part so I don't know how graphic it is. But it isn't just easy to skip over it in a sense because she brings up the rape later or perhaps has flashbacks. It's not the type of stuff I want to read about, so I'm leaving this book unfinished.
For being labeled as a "children's" book, I think the rape scene/flashbacks is a little too much. Can I wash my brain out?...more
A cute short story about hippo's day full of "excuse me". I love the first page illustration where mom and hippo are bouncing/walking/hovering in theA cute short story about hippo's day full of "excuse me". I love the first page illustration where mom and hippo are bouncing/walking/hovering in the air. So cute. This book made me happy! The pictures are humorous too with the other animals around getting knock to the side or squished!
And the ending was sweet too. Caring little (big) hippo!
What a lovely book! I think young children will like this one in their personal library and reread it! And hopefully learn to be polite as well!
I would recommend this book to every elementary school library out there. This book not only gives you a glimpse into the world of someone with dyslexI would recommend this book to every elementary school library out there. This book not only gives you a glimpse into the world of someone with dyslexia, but it gives even the reader, whether dyslexic or not, encouragement to find that thing they're good at. This book can be for anyone: young, old, and in between.
The story isn't complicated. It's simple-which is all this book needs to be. The illustrations-right on for this book. I loved it- simple black and white illustrations. You can finish the book in minutes.
I wish I could learn more about why his teacher says that it's a "gift". Maybe one extra page to explain that right after the boy says his teacher said that. So we can too understand why the teacher said that. What's her reasoning behind that. Is it a gift to the boy? Is it a gift to the rest of the world. It could be both. But another extra sentence would be nice.
I thought it was very carefully planned out as well since the paper and font style help ease the difficulty in reading for those who are dyslexic. Even the net profits from this book go toward a school that teaches children with different learning and attention difficulties.
I wouldn't mind reading more books like these. Easy books for children that teach about a specific difficulty, whether mental or physical-such as cerebral palsy. ...more
I think this book had the potential to be more than it was. The concept for the book is great. I even learned some new idioms.
Each double page has a cI think this book had the potential to be more than it was. The concept for the book is great. I even learned some new idioms.
Each double page has a color related idiom that it shares with the reader. It also gives a short explanation and also a sample sentence (that doesn't go with the picture). That was helpful...except that the short explanation and sample sentence is printed UPSIDE DOWN! Oh, how uneasy! I really think I could have given this book a better rating had those words been right-side up. I don't want to turn a book upside down while trying to explain to my child the meaning. Maybe if they wanted to keep the definition and sample sentence separated, they could have outlined the words in a box.
I understand that they may have wanted it upside down since the sample sentence has nothing to do with the actual picture on the page. They maybe they could have inserted a smaller picture of the sample sentence or none still and it would have been better.
I also could have possibly liked a bigger explanation. But for a "simple" book it was good enough.
For these reasons, I rate this as 2.5 stars-somewhere between "it was ok" and "I liked it". ...more