Oh, where to even begin with The Baghdad Clock. This is one of those books that comes across your path and is instantly a gift.
The Baghdad Clock hasOh, where to even begin with The Baghdad Clock. This is one of those books that comes across your path and is instantly a gift.
The Baghdad Clock has a voice that is part innocent and part poetic. It is heartbreaking but is also a display of strength and courage from a voice that is new to me, one I rarely find represented. I instantly fell in love with this voice and the story of two Iraqi girls who first formed their friendship during the 1991 Gulf War. Even through sanctions, new threats of wars, maturing and falling in love and families migrating, these girls build a beautiful bond that the reader can't help but feel a part of.
But this book is so much more than a tale of friendship. It is the coming of age in a war torn neighborhood that up until now seemed like worlds away. It is watching your friends, your family, the people you grew up, and your home face the devastation of multiple wars, international sanctions, and knowing when it is time to leave.
Shahad Al Rawi has written a story that feels so incredibly honest that I was left reeling with emotions after the last page....more
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 had me and the kiddo oooohing and ahhhhing even before we flipped the cover open to reveal the first page. The cover ilDon’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 had me and the kiddo oooohing and ahhhhing even before we flipped the cover open to reveal the first page. The cover illustrations are so full of life, you just know that this book is going to be a blast!
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is packed with fun-to-read rhymes that will have you and your little one giggling and counting all the way up to 32. Plus, there’s a wonderful collection of very interesting characters and one very mysterious room and who doesn't love a good mystery? But before you even get to room 32, you first must take a tour of the other 31 extra zany rooms in the magical Hotel of Hoo! You'll be glad you did!
This book is excellent for reading aloud as a family and helping your little one practice counting beyond ten. And don’t worry, the kiddos are sure to stay engaged as they meet outlandish characters like vampire mermaids and fidgety knights! Moms and dads, you’ll even pick a favorite room, too! I personally liked the evil fairies!
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or teacher - this book belongs in your collection for your littlest readers.
With wonderful illustrations, a super fun story, this is an excellent learning tool that is so much fun to read... you can bet that Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is a tremendous hit in our little home!...more
Pasta Kidz & Pasta Petz: The Inventing Tubes is a wildly creative adventure book, first in a series of 12, that is full of silly rhymes, fantasticPasta Kidz & Pasta Petz: The Inventing Tubes is a wildly creative adventure book, first in a series of 12, that is full of silly rhymes, fantastic illustration, and adorable pasta catch phrases. This book is entirely unique and makes for a fun read aloud book that the whole family can enjoy together. I mean, you try saying “Spaga spoodle spo!” without a giggle. I dare you to try!
Pippa is only 2 1/2 but she is pretty clever and picks up on things. Even though this book is written for 4-7 year olds, those silly catch phrases and jokes were not lost on her. She smiled and laughed along as I read to her. Bryony Supper understands the mind of a child and has written an exciting adventure that they will want to enjoy time and time again.
Perhaps, my favorite thing about this series is that not only do you get fun-to-read books in the Pasta Kidz & Pasta Petz Adventure series but you also get valuable life lessons. These don’t go unnoticed. Now, while the life lessons are my favorite part of the story, Pippa loved the Pasta Petz the most! And all of the wonderful illustrations! The colors are vibrant and the characters are so much fun to look at. There really is something for everyone!!...more