"The dwarf dreams" is a nice poem about little Daniel, who doesn't want to go to sleep. It's so much fun to be awake! To encourage Daniel to sleep, hi...more"The dwarf dreams" is a nice poem about little Daniel, who doesn't want to go to sleep. It's so much fun to be awake! To encourage Daniel to sleep, his daddy talks to him about a dwarf, who will visit him while he is sleeping. The book contains many colorful illustrations and artwork is beautiful and unique. Truly nice and joyful poem, I like it despite the fact it is a poem for 3-9 year old children. (less)
It doesn't matter how old I am, I still love Christmas. I still have a spot for a Christmas magic in my heart, and I embrace myself with everything Ch...moreIt doesn't matter how old I am, I still love Christmas. I still have a spot for a Christmas magic in my heart, and I embrace myself with everything Christmasy every year. That was also the reason why I wanted to read "Who is Santa?"
Shortly this book tells a story about Santa, how did he get to North Pole and how he developed to this as what we acknowledge him now. It would be a nice read for children. There are many beautiful colorful illustrations between and within the chapters.
Of course I know, this book cannot be considered as a non-fiction, though it's written as one. Haha. But "Who is Santa" was an enjoyable read to forget this rainy gray December we have here and let myself carried to glorious winter wonderland.
I shared with them that there is no better feeling in the world than giving to others and to give there must be someone to receive.
Broken Bridges is about a twelve year old boy with difficulties in life. He doesn't know where his mother has gone and his father seems to be depresse...more Broken Bridges is about a twelve year old boy with difficulties in life. He doesn't know where his mother has gone and his father seems to be depressed. Even then, when he goes to visit his grandparents, bullies don't let him be. Sad.
But I think this book isn't as sad as I was thinking when I read the synopsis of the book. Rey had such a great time with his grandpa and it was amazing what grandparents taught to Rey: playing sports or value of memories. The ending was quite sad, but this is life. When something ends, something new can begin.
I think that Broken Bridges is a good book for children to read. I enjoyed this book myself. Writing is well done and understandable. (less)
True masterpiece! “Life is too precious to be left to chance”
(Preview from Goodreads)"Captain Bluebear tells the story of his first 13-1/2 lives spent...moreTrue masterpiece! “Life is too precious to be left to chance”
(Preview from Goodreads)"Captain Bluebear tells the story of his first 13-1/2 lives spent on the mysterious continent of Zamonia, where intelligence is an infectious disease, water flows uphill, and dangers lie in wait for him around every corner.
A BlueBear has twenty-seven lives. I shall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest," says the narrator of Walter Moers’s epic adventure. "What about the Minipirates? What about the Hobgoblins, the Spiderwitch, the Babbling Billows, the Troglotroll, the Mountain Maggot… Mine is a tale of mortal danger and eternal love, of hair’s breadth, last-minute escapes." Welcome to the fantastic world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinary characters. It’s a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wicked satire and epic fantasy, all mixed together, turned on its head, and lavishly illustrated by the author.
Author lets his imagination flow freely. You never know, what comes next. One corner of my mouth was up all the time while I was reading this book. Amazing! In the book was many illustrations too. My favorite character besides the BlueBear were Babbling Billows and Qwerty, because Qwerty was cute and idea about Babbling Billows was just brilliant. At the end of the book I was really sad that it ended. I got used to wild adventures and weird characters and with last page of the book all this had to come to the end. Even though this is meant for the young adults and Children, I highly recommend to adults to read it. If you're sad or you want to go the crazy and humorous adventures, this book is for you.
It's the third book for me to read where children get into trouble because of that passion in exploring things. What this is teaching to kids? Explori...moreIt's the third book for me to read where children get into trouble because of that passion in exploring things. What this is teaching to kids? Exploring gets you only into big problems. But enough of kidding. Coraline is a smart and curious girl who likes to wander around and discover things. In her family's new house is a mysterious door which leads to nowhere. But not really, it actually brings her to somewhere where nobody wishes to be. It's a children's book, but it absolutely terrified me. I have read several horror books recently, but they didn't scare me as much as "Coraline" did. You now these horror movies where the atmosphere is dark and gloomy and gray. This book left also an expression of darkness, gloominess and grayness. Luckily it's a short book and I finished it quickly. "Coraline" was my first book by Neil Gaiman, but now I'm considering to read something else by him. (less)