Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Juvenile Pile: Independent Reads

We were able to get all of the hours in before 7/29, so Christopher got his second library reading program reward. This time he selected a free Milwaukee Wave (soccer) ticket.

Here are some of the books he read on his own.

Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark (Who Would Win?) by Jerry Pallotta

Christopher was so excited to see this new addition to the Who Would Win series. This time though he read it himself, and he didn't have patience for all of the facts about the sharks. He only wanted to read the fight. As usual, we predicted who we thought would win. He chose the bull shark, and I chose the hammerhead. It was an excited fight, but I won't tell you who won. If you're kids are into animals at all, I think they'll love this series. It's perfect for ages 5-10.

5 Stars


Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, & Alexis Frederick-Frost

We didn't read this whole book, but it's a really cool concept. It's a comic book story, but it also explains how to draw comic books. I was enjoying it, but Christopher found it to be too long. We'll stick with the "junior" series for now.

4 Stars


Hocus Focus by James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, & Andrew Arnold

Christopher actually laughed out loud at this book. And he kept the pictures hidden from me, so I couldn't look ahead. In this story, the knight is trying to learn magic from a wizard. He's frustrated that it's taking so long, so he tries his own potion and spell. Things go horribly wrong, but in a very funny way. This book is another great simple comic book story. We loved it.

5 Stars


I Don't Like Koala by Sean Ferrell

I did not like this book. Christopher felt bad for the Koala before we even read it, so that was good I think. In this story a little boy is afraid of his stuffed koala, but for some reason, his parents keep insisting he take it everywhere and sleep with it every night. That rubbed me the wrong way. Why were they doing that? It has an OK ending, but still, I just didn't care for this book. And Christopher wasn't a huge fan either.

2 Stars


My Cat, The Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet

Christopher read this whole book without commenting on the obvious element of humor in the book. The "cat" being described is actually an elephant. It's amusing, and he noticed. I'm not sure why he didn't say anything. This book had the perfect amount of words for him to read it aloud without complaint. We enjoyed this one.

4 Stars


What new books have been read in your house this week?

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