Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Children's Books Reviews

From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a classic tale of a boy and his dog—except in this unique story, one of them is a balloon!

When Spencer gets a new pet, he’s excited to do all the things that pets do—taking walks in the park, going to the vet, and attending parties together.

There’s just one hitch: Spencer’s new pet is a balloon.

And that means No. Sharp. Objects.

No drooling dogs at the park. No prickly porcupines at the vet. And absolutely no pinning tails on any donkeys!

Spencer’s New Pet is a story of pure fun about a boy, his dog, and a friendship that endures life’s sharpest...and most unexpected twists.

Talk about twists, this story has you thinking one way and then it turns it all around.  I loved that so much.  Children need to see that things are not always as you assume.  And Spencer is a great way to open up a conversation about that.  It's also brilliantly fun.

The pictures are awesome.  I loved the gray tones that let the red pet stand out.  Adorable.

It’s been twenty-five years since Angelina danced her way into the hearts of young ballerinas, and she’s still going strong. A true modern classic, Angelina continues to be adored by her legions of fans. Celebrate her twenty-fifth anniversary with this special edition of the original book that started it all. Featuring a lavish jacket that’s as sparkly as one of Angelina’s costumes, this book is the perfect way to commemorate her anniversary.

This is a sweet book about a mouse that dances all the time instead of doing what she is supposed to be doing like cleaning her room or getting ready for school.  When her parents give her an outlet for that talent and interest, she starts doing as she is supposed to do.  

The book has beautiful drawings and add to the story.  I really like how the coloring changed when Angelina reached her goal.

Overall, it's a good story.  It's missing that little extra that would make it great but it would make a great discussion starter for a parent and child. 

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong.

Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance…Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?

I adore this one.  This little girl is trying so hard to make the perfect bao as others in her family can do but she just can't get it right.  It's when she comes up with idea to help her succeed, her Grandmother agrees.  And the perfect bao is made.

I loved the perseverance and the family tradition in this one.  The pictures are amazing and I thought it was perfection.

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