Apr 192017
 

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LUCY’S LIBRARY


JUMBO STICKERS FOR LITTLE HANDS

by Jomike Tejido

5 Stars

SYNOPSIS

UNDER THE SEA
Large vinyl, reusable stickers of sharks, fish, divers, and more.

Jumbo Stickers for Little Hands: Under the Sea has 75 large (2 inches or larger) vinyl reusable stickers and 24 pages of colorful and joyful illustrations of scenery sure to inspire play and storytelling. There are no rules or set places for stickers to go, so your child’s imagination has free reign. Jumbo stickers are perfect for learning fine motor skills, and even the youngest children who haven’t yet achieved full manual dexterity can have loads of fun.

THINGS THAT GO
Large vinyl, reusable stickers of cars, trucks, spaceships, heavy lifters, and more.

The colorful and joyful illustrations in Jumbo Stickers for Little Hands: Things That Go are sure to inspire imaginative play and storytelling. With 75 large (2 inches or larger) vinyl reusable stickers and 24 pages of roads, construction sites, and more, there are no rules or set places for stickers to go. Jumbo stickers are perfect for learning fine motor skills, and even the youngest children who haven’t yet achieved full manual dexterity can have loads of fun.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JOMIKE TEJIDO is an architect, painter, author and illustrator based in Antipolo. He has illustrated over 40 children’s books, some of which he also authored, including the award-winning Tagu-taguan (Best Reads 2010), Ang Pambihirang Sombrero, Anvil Nature Series and Foldabots Toy Books, a series of cardboard robots kids can make. As a painter, Jomike has held six solo exhibitions of banig or mat paintings in the Philippines, Singapore, and in Tokyo for his award in the Noma Concours in 2006. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Dabbling into applied arts, Jomike created the designer toy series, Robotars: robot tarsiers. Jomike’s latest creation is the Wood Menagerie, a series of animal wood sculptures with paintings rendered with his favorite cubist and deStijl influences.

MY THOUGHTS

These books remind me of Color Forms when I was a child.

A delightful activity book of 75 reusable stickers and colorful illustrations for a child to create their own stories. A book that would definitely entertain children for hours either by themselves or with family members and friends. A book that can spark the imagination of a child.

Can’t wait to share this with my granddaughter!!

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UNDER THE SEA

THINGS THAT GO

DISCLAIMER

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Quarto Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

ADDENDUM

I do not have any affiliation with Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. I am providing link(s) solely for visitors that may be interested in purchasing this Book/EBook.

Apr 162017
 

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WHO’S BAD AND WHO’S GOOD, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Steve Smallman

Illustrated by Neil Price

5 Stars

SYNOPSIS

In Who’s Bad and Who’s Good, Little Red Riding Hood? our red-cloaked heroine is ready to set off with a basket of delicious cakes to Grandma’s house. “Be good, and don’t talk to strangers”, Little Red Riding Hood’s mum reminds her, “and if a stranger does talk to you, yell, run and tell!”

On the way, Little Red Riding Hood meets a weird-looking wolf and an adorable white bunny. Who’s bad? Who’s good? Little Red Riding hood will soon find out.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV’s Bookaboo). When he’s not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and

MY THOUGHTS

Little Red Riding Hood meets Stranger Danger with a twist.

Can anyone really know who’s good or bad by appearances?

What I really liked about this book is, not only the tale and illustrations, but there is a page of questions to open up a discussion with the child.

Unfortunately, in today’s world, this book is a must and should be in every child’s bookcase!!

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DISCLAIMER

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Quarto Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
ADDENDUM

I do not have any affiliation with Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. I am providing link(s) solely for visitors that may be interested in purchasing this Book/EBook.

Apr 142017
 

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GOD LOVES MOMMY & ME by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

Illustrated by Laura Watkins

5 Stars

SYNOPSIS

God loves Mommy and me, He knows we love Him too, When we pray we always say, “You’re so good, God—thank You!”

Snuggle in cozy-close with a sweet reminder of God’s love for mommies and their little ones. Celebrating loving mothers, precious children, and the God who loves them all, God Loves Mommy and Me will remind parents and little ones of how much they are loved.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bonnie Rickner Jensen is a bestselling author, who for the past 20 years has written everything from children’s books to gift books to thousands of greeting cards. She’s won a Retailer’s Choice Award for her book, “I Love You Head to Toe”, and also several Louie Awards for her work in the social expression industry. Her inspirations are her grandchildren, running, and sunshine. She writes from her picture book, toy-filled office in Cleveland, Ohio.

MY THOUGHTS

I absolutely love this board book! The illustrations will keep a little one enthralled. The message is how lucky one is that God loves both the child and Mommy, even if a mistake happens. It will be forgiven. The pages are thick so that a little one can help in turning the pages. I’m sure that this book will be read over and over to my granddaughter!!

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DISCLAIMER

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

ADDENDUM

I do not have any affiliation with Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. I am providing link(s) solely for visitors that may be interested in purchasing this Book/EBook.

Apr 132017
 

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THE GIRL THAT CRIED WOLF by Steve Smallman

Illustrated by Neil Price

5 Stars

SYNOPSIS

In The Girl Who Cried Wolf, we meet the demanding and cheeky Princess Arabella, who declares she is bored of living in the castle. She decides to swap roles with Tom, the lowly shepherd boy, as she thinks his job seems much more fun…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV’s Bookaboo). When he’s not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.

MY THOUGHTS

Princess Arabella is bored with her life in the castle, and out her window sees Tom, the shepherd boy, and his life seems to be fun. Until they actually swap lives.

Princess Arabella soon realizes that being a Shepherd isn’t too exciting either. So she cries WOLF! and the soldiers come running to protect the sheep, it was just a fib but it was fun. Until the wolf does appear and the soldiers don’t come to help.

Fibbing with little ones do occur, unfortunately. The message in this book, plus the beautiful illustrations, will teach young children how lies have consequences.

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DISCLAIMER

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Quarto Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

ADDENDUM

I do not have any affiliation with Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. I am providing link(s) solely for visitors that may be interested in purchasing this Book/EBook.

Apr 022017
 

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LUCY’S LIBRARY

by Jeff Minich

Illustrated by Renan Garcia

4 Stars

SYNOPSIS

A little dog dreams of all the things she would see and the creatures she might meet– if only she could climb trees. On one beautiful blue-sky day, she imagines she’s climbed to the top of a tall tree. Once there, she discovers what life is like for the other creatures in the tree and then comes to find that they also dream their own little dreams. Together they picture a world where bugs have shoes for their little feet; birds have paws to bury treats; and yes, even four-legged Nuggies can climb trees! Moving between day and night, If I Could Climb Trees is a whimsical bedtime story that encourages children to explore their imaginations, dream bigger dreams, and see the world through the eyes of others.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeff Minich is the author of the Nuggies illustrated children’s book series. Created in collaboration with illustrator Renan Garcia, the series includes Daddy Forgot My Dinner (Vol. 1); All the Other Nuggies (Vol. 2); A Very Scary Pumpkin (Vol. 3); Oui Oui, Gigi! (Vol. 4); and If I Could Climb Trees (Vol. 5). You can learn more about the Nuggies book series by visiting http://www.getnuggies.com

MY THOUGHTS

A little pup wonders what it would be like to be able to climb a tree and see and do what others see and do that high. But then he thinks how much he can do and wonders if those friends dream about doing what he can do.

A cute book with bright illustrations that little ones would enjoy having it read to them. My opinion would be that this is a good book that 3-5 year olds would enjoy and understand the message that it is fun to dream.

The only negative I found was that the pages were a bit difficult to turn.

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DISCLAIMER

I won this book via GoodReads

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I do not have any affiliation with Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. I am providing link(s) solely for visitors that may be interested in purchasing this Book/EBook.