Sunday, September 17, 2017

Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs

Stars 5/5
Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs
by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen

Oh how I just loved this children's book. Great for Halloween and the Spooky Season! A little poem book of Animal Epitaphs. I just loved the Illustrations and how they went along so well with the story. I read this in digital form but I really need to get this book. Kids will just love it. I recommend this book to everyone who loves the macabre.

Freeks

Stars 5/5
Freeks by Amanda Hocking

As with every good book I read, I wish the ending would of went on a bit longer and so I have to say that I hope this book has a sequel one day. I would love to know what happens next with Mara, Gabe and the rest of the carnival crew. I really enjoyed this story of freaks, oddities, magical powers, coming of age, running for your life and yes, even love. I loved the twists and turns. I would recommend this to everyone who loves freak shows, carnivals and monsters that bite! 
Great Autumn/Halloween Read!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away & Learned His ABC's The Hard Way

Stars 5/5
The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's The Hard Way
by Patrick McDonnell

I won this cute picture book in a giveaway and just love it. It teaches children their ABC's but it is a bit harder than most books. The child must figure out what is going on in the picture that corresponds with the Letter. Very fun book! Kids just loved it! I would recommend this to everyone that has kids that like a little bit of a challenge.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Benji & The 24 Pound Banana Squash

Stars 5/5
Benji & The 24 Pound Banana Squash By Alan C. Fox
Illustrations By Eefje Kuijl

An amazing story the author tells of his youth and growing a 24 pound banana squash. A book that teaches kids about gardening, how fun it can be and the importance of being patient. The bright colorful illustrations are wonderful and I would recommend this book to everyone. I won this book in a giveaway and it will have a place on my shelf for years to come.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper

Stars 5/5
Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper by Charles Perraut
Illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia

I so adore the artistry by Camille Rose Garcia. I think they are beautiful with a gothic twist. I love the Cinderella story and all the ways it can be twisted and turned. This rendition focuses more on Cinderella and her relationship with her step sisters and very little told of the wicked stepmother. Also the father is alive in this story which is interesting. I would recommend this to everyone who loves a great fairy tale with wonderful illustrations.

Snow White

Stars 5/5
Snow White by The Brothers Grimm
Illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia

Of course, I have read Snow White by The Brothers Grimm but I had to pick up this version Illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia. It is beautiful! I love the artistry and it matches perfectly along with the story. Definitely a master of art and word. I would recommend this book to everyone.

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Fault in Our Stars

Stars 4/5
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
*Booktube-A-Thon Read*

I read this book due to the constant persuading of a friend even though I don't normally read books about grief and death. As a reader, I know how it feels to be left wondering what happens next but Hazel took it to a whole new level and seemed a bit selfish and out of control. In her pursuit of something so frivolous and insignificant, she not only put her and Gus at risk but allowed Gus to use his last wish on her obsession. I never cried during this book as I know how these "girl meets guy > one/both are sick > they fall in love > one/both dies" tropes play out but Augustus Waters... you will always be in my heart!