Monday, April 27, 2015

Book Giveaway: Just Like Me

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Title: Just Like Me, Climbing A Tree
Author: Durga Yael Bernhard
Illustrations: Durga Yael Bernhard
Publisher:  Wisdom Tales Press
ISBN:  9781937786342

Review: 

Trees are wonderful for climbing, napping in their shade, or picking fruit. Do you know where you can find a Weeping Fig? A young girl who lives in Cambodia does. She climbs from its long winding roots and up to its branches above. Have you tasted the fruits of a Mango tree in Guinea West Africa? A young boy has and he leaps from limb to limb just like a leopard. Have you ever listened to the leaves as you sat in the shade of a Gingko tree found in China? A young girl has as she sat on a branch and felt the change of the weather.

Young readers can learn all about the different trees found all over the world. Warm and colorful illustrations show children climbing and enjoying the trees around their homes. Simple sentences make for a fast fun read. Each page provides an up close look of the trees leaves and where it can be found. The back of the book shares more detail about the trees introduced in the story. Readers will also find safety tips on climbing trees. Parents and teachers will certainly appreciate what this book has to offer.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Book Review: Bubbe's Belated Bat Mitzvah


Title: Bubbe's Belated Bat Mitzvah
Author: Isabel Pinson
Illustrations: Valeria Cis
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN: 9781467719506


Review:



Abby loves to visit her Bubbe, or great grandmother. She is teaching her to crochet. Bubbe has been crocheting Kippot for Bar and Bat Mitzvah's for a very long time. Bubbe never had a Bat Mitzvah because when she was young it was only the men who could stand in front of the bahmi and read from the Torah. Abby wanted Bubbe to have a Bat Mitzvah. They asked the Rabbi and set a date. Together they studied. Other family members helped by creating invitations, addressing envelopes, wrapping chocolate kisses and decorating basket for candy. The day finally arrived. Bubbe was very nervous. How do you think Bubbe did at her Bat Mitvah?


Author Isabel Pinson has created a heartfelt story based on her mother. Young readers will come to realize it's never to late to achieve your dreams. Parents and teachers will enjoy sharing this story which teaches Jewish culture. Colorful and lively illustrations show readers what it looks like to be apart of a Jewish traditions.



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Book Giveaway: When I Grow Up I want To Be A Nurse!

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Title: When I Grow Up I Want To Be… A Nurse!
Publisher:  Wigu Publishing, LLC
ISBN:  9781939973016

Review:

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? The possibilities are endless. But, how do you find out about all of the different professions that are out there? Wigu Publishing has a wonderful series of books that will enlighten young readers about various jobs and the history that surrounds them.

Readers will follow along with Amber to learn what nurses do. Amber reluctantly plays soccer with her friends. She gets hurt and has to visit the nurse. A nurse is someone who takes care of others. They can do physical exams, give medicine and perform wound care.

A registered nurse, or RN, has a college degree and can work for hospitals, schools, private homes and doctors’ offices. Nurses can be men or women. Florence Nightingale was considered to be the founder of modern nursing and was born in 1820. She worked to improve the health of the poor and raised the standard of living.

Parents, teachers and young readers will enjoy learning about nurses. The young character Amber, has lots of questions and receives answers from nurses she encounters.
Young explorers will love reading and learning about nursing. Colorful illustrations along with photographs of nurses in action will help readers better understand the environment and terminology that they will see. Readers will learn about Vitals, X-Rays and more. This is an excellent series to add to any home or school library.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Book Giveaway: When The Animals Saved Earth

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Title: When the Animals Saved Earth
Author: Alexis York Lumbard
Illustrations: Demi
Publisher:  Wisdom Tales Press
ISBN:  9781937786373

Review:

“A gem of an island glimmered in the bright, blue sea. Here the winged and webbed, hoofed and horned, mighty and meek, all lived in peace.”

Author’s Note
This book was inspired by a 1,000-year-old fable with a fascinating, multi-faith history. The first version, The Case of the Animals Versus Man Before the King of the Jinns, was written in Arabic by the Muslim Brethren of Purity and appeared in 10th-Century Iraq.

Review

Fables are always fun and interesting. They can teach lessons to young readers. This fable shares a story of animals living in peace. They had not known of humans. When a storm brings a ship to shore the animals faced danger. The humans shackled them and did horrible things to them. The humans adorned themselves in hats with animal feathers and caged the others. The animals that fled went to ask for help from King Bersaf. In his presence animals and humans spoke and shared their concerns. Will King Bersaf help them restore order and peace?

Parents, teachers and young readers will delight in this tale of co-habitation with its lessons that inspire taking care of earth and its inhabitants. The magnificent illustrations are more like art and promises to keep readers engaged. Simple sentence structure make for a fast and easy read. This wonderful book would be a great addition to any library.




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