Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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A sweet book that had a nice plot, even though I wasn’t sure that it was going to have a happy ending. The illustrations were nice as well, I enjoyed looking at them. I would recommend this book.
The illustrations for this book were amazing. I really liked how they captured the color and made it portray the story. This book was interesting to read, and children who are interested in the underground railroad would probably like this book. I’d recommend it.
Another adventure with strega nona, only this time, she goes on vacation. This book was fun to read and the pictures were comical and sweet, all at the same time. I would probably recommend this book.
The way that the patterns in this book were displayed was nice, with enough close up pictures so that you could get a feel for what the pattern looked like, as well as the whole thing on a model. I liked the page set up as well. The only thing I have against this book is that I only found one pattern that I would like to possibly knit up in the future. Most of the patterns didn’t even come close to temping me. Still, this is a fun book that has some neat ideas for what to do with your leftover yarn.
I just loved the illustrations for this book, they were so soft and sweet. You couldn’t help but smile at the faces of the animals as they went about their day. The story was pretty simple, but still something that little children would enjoy. I’d recommend this book.
This was an interesting story, one that I had not known about before. I didn’t really care for the main character’s longing to walk across the two towers, I was constantly afraid that he would fall to his death. The illustrations were pretty nice, but not insanely gorgeous or anything.
I thought this was a fun little animal book, highlighting the different aspects of an animal and what cool things it does to survive. The illustrations were pretty cool. I also liked how they included a wide variety of animals, with insects, reptiles, birds and mammals. I’d recommend this book.
This book was pretty simplistic, a little too simplistic for my taste actually. While the story was a sweet one, it was kind of underplayed by the illustrations and words that were chosen to occumpany them. I really did not find this book all that entertaining and wouldn’t recommend.
Ugh, I did not care for this story at all. It was not something that I would want young children reading, for it mixed the fantasy world closely with reality, almost blending them together, and I can easily see a child becoming confused and not knowing the different between the two. The illustrations were pretty unique, but some pictures were a little gruesome/creepy. I would not recommend this book.
I really liked this book. They took the alphabet and added a whole new layer by doing endangered animals. I thought it was really educational, and also brought to children’s attention animals they might not have known about if they hadn’t read this book. It had a resource list at the end of the book, where you could get more information. And they also had some more information in the back, telling a little more about the animal’s characteristics as well as why it was becoming extinct, or on the verge of becoming extinct. I’d definitely recommend this book.
The illustrations for this book were pretty amazing, the depth and detail in the animals, as well as the scenery. My favorite page was the one where they showed what the earth looked like completely covered in water, with the whales and sea creatures swimming over the towns. This was a nice book, that remained fairly true to the biblical version, I would probably recommend.
I especially liked the poems for each month. They were simple, sweet and described the months with clarity, adding details and smells that brought a vivid picture to your mind. The illustrations were also lovely, I liked the fullness they conveyed. I would recommend this book.
This was a fun little children’s book. The way that they characters were drawn in this book were quite comical. I found myself amused at their exaggerated proportions. The story was a simple one, but one that would still amuse children. I would probably recommend this book.
The illustrations for this book were quite different, kind of old fashioned, but they were still lovely, and they perfectly fitted along with the feeling of the book. Not being a sports fan myself, I really didn’t care for the storyline at all, but I might still recommend this book for baseball fans. The ending was a little weird, but maybe I am just not familiar with the story.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The illustrations were cool, with bright, vivid colors and bold lines, I felt they added a lot to the story. I also liked how there was only a few words on each page, and yet, it wasn’t patronizing, it was simply poetic and fun to read. I’d definitely recommend this book.