#blogbookaday: Bug Zoo

16 Aug

Bug Zoo.jpgSummary:  “Ben loves bugs: armored, teeny, leggy, greenie, floaty, wingy, jumpy, springy bugs! After a trip to the city zoo, Ben collects all of the bugs he can find and sets up a bug zoo. He couldn’t be happier–but what about his bugs?” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Ben loves bugs and after creating his very own bug zoo, he’s so happy and taking good care of all the bugs, but he soon realizes that his bugs aren’t as happy as he is. Ben must make a difficult decision, what does he decide?

Personal Reaction: This is a really cool idea for a book as it’s called a “Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase” allowing Walt Disney artists to spotlight their talent in their own personal works of art. Andy Harkness uses what looks like clay to design beautiful settings, bugs and an adorable little boy named Ben. The simple text allows the illustrations to really shine with it’s sweet story and bugs of all shapes and sizes!

Title: Bug Zoo
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator: Andy Harkness
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: February 16, 2016


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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#blogbookaday: Firefighter Duckies

15 Aug

Firefighter Duckies.jpgSummary:  “WEE-OOO-WEE-OOO-WEE-OOO! Here come the Firefighter Duckies!

Frank Dormer is at it again with this quack-out-loud silly story, full of wacky charm and perfect for little duckies of all dispositions.

The Firefighter Duckies are brave and strong. They rescue:
Gorillas in chef hats!
Whales in trees!
Dinosaurs on bicycles!

But when the emergencies requiring their attention become a little overwhelming, the Firefighter Duckies realize that they don’t have to be brave and strong to be helpful and kind.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: The firefighter duckies are brave and strong and trying to help a whole lot of characters, until they become exhausted and have an idea to prevent a few emergencies so they can get a little sleep! The firefighter duckies aren’t only brave and strong, but also helpful and kind!

Personal Reaction: This was a fun firefighter story – perfect for Fire Prevention Week in October. What I liked about this story is that it didn’t take itself too seriously with lots of fun characters and simple illustrations with great expression! And with a few repetitive words, kids are sure to help read the story too as you share it together!

Title: Firefighter Duckies!
Author: Frank W. Dormer
Illustrator: Frank W. Dormer
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 30, 2017


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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