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#BookReview : NUTSI wants to catch the moon by Emma Paidge, Gaëlle Cogan @emma_paidge #PictureBooks #NUTSI #Bedtimestory #BooksTeacupnReviews

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NUTSI wants to catch the moon by Emma Paidge, Gaëlle Cogan (Translator)
Publication Date: November 16th 2018
Genre: Children’s book / Picture book
Grade Level: P – 2
Age Level: 07
Pages: 32
Stars: ★★★★☆ [3.5]

NUTSI has a terrible secret. He asks his friend Lili for help. Meet our two little squirrels in a beautiful story with the funny stuffed hazelnut.

*** Note: I downloaded free kindle copy of this book from Amazon. Many thanks to author. ***

NUTSI wants to catch the moon was a cute children’s book and as title suggest, it revolved around Nutsi, the squirrel, who set out on adventure to catch the moon. It’s about fear children feel and talking about them with your family.

It start with telling readers about Nutsi and his fears, why he wanted to catch the moon and what he did to catch it. The story was short and sweet. Illustrations were good, colorful and eye catching. I love that cute stuff nut.

I liked the message in the book. It’s common to have fears at any age and troubles little ones more. But as they are young and naïve it’s important to teach them to talk about their fears with their loved ones and find its solutions with your family who can make it easier before they set out to solve it themselves that might endanger them and worry parent to death. The book provide opportunity to opens the discussion about kids’ fear and trouble and finding a solution about it and also allows parents to point at the dangers in going out in the middle of night.

Why 3.5 stars-

I wish there were more illustrations and other ideas Nutsi might have used. My main concern was, author should have shown parents’ worry. Nutsi and his friends were out in forest in the middle of night and they didn’t go to find them. Lucky they, grandma was living nearby.

I guess it’s important to show children, it’s not safe venturing out in the middle of night and that’s too without telling their parents. Also I think there should be one more page on encouraging kids to discuss their fears with parents and family.

Another thing was Nutsy seem bit selfish. He told his friend, he will help her in building snowman if she helped him to find tallest tree. That looked not good and will not create positive impression. Only if he have helped her first and went out on his adventure, it might have looked better.

Overall, it was good children’s book that parents and kids can read together and a great discussion starter.

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Self Confident Sandy by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino & Illustrated by Sally Huss @SallyHuss #Bookbuzz #KidsBooks @LoveBooksGroup #Lovebookstours

Hello Readers! I’m excited to be part of book blitz for Self-Confident Sandy by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, organized by  Love Books Group. Read more about this interesting children’s book in this post.

Synopsis:

Sandy was full of self-confidence. Where did it come from? She could do anything, but why? Ah, she had a special mantra that she used to explain herself. “” You may ask me why I can do anything I try… and the only answer can be: all these things are inside me!’ Yes, I can do most anything. Once I set my mind and heart to it, I find that there is nothing to it. Still, I keep my mantra handy,” explained Self-Confident Sandy!

Purchase Link: https://amzn.to/2USHPPd

About Sally Huss

Author/Illustrator Sally Huss creates children’s books to uplift the lives of children. She does this by giving them tools to overcome obstacles; by helping them value themselves and others; and by inspiring them to be the best that they can be. Her catalogue of books now exceeds 100.

“Bright and happy,” “light and whimsical” have been the catch phrases attached to the writings and art of Sally Huss for over 30 years. Sweet images dance across all of Sally’s creations, whether in the form of children’s books, paintings, wallpaper, ceramics, baby bibs, purses, clothing, or her King Features syndicated newspaper panel “Happy Musings.”

Sally is a graduate of USC with a degree in Fine Art and through the years has had 26 of her own licensed art galleries throughout the world. sallyhuss.com.

About Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is one of America’s foremost personal and corporate development consultants. She is the creator of The Best Ever You Network (or Best Ever You), a leading multimedia provider of lifestyle and self-help content. While participating in the Harvard Business School for Leadership program, Elizabeth serves as a Leadership Advisor for the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute.

In 2020 Elizabeth joined Sally Huss to create the best-selling children’s book A Lesson for Every Child: Learning About Food Allergies. Living with life-threatening food allergies for many years, Elizabeth added her personal experience and her expertise to the project. She also sits on several boards of organizations and foundations that bring awareness to this life-threatening condition.

Elizabeth is also the best-selling author of Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House Publishing). elizabethguarino.com.

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#BookReview : Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1) by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1) by Jeff Kinney
Publication Date: April 1st 2007
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genre: Humor / Middle Grade / Children’s book
Pages: 224
Stars: ★★★★☆

Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?

The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.

Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.

F&P level: T

I haven’t heard any boy kept diary, have you? But this boy, Greg Heffley, does. Let’s just go along as he says, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was not a diary, it was his journal. It was about a middle school boy’s life at home and at school, about friendship, doing right thing.

Writing was easy, age appropriate and entertaining. Those doodles… I just love them all. Book was written in Greg’s sarcastic and funny voice that started at the beginning of the school with a mom handing her son a diary to pour out his thoughts (Greg had different reason, of course.. see below) and ended at the end of the term.

Greg was sarcastic, lazy, and self-centered boy who had a typical big brother, normal parents who doted his little brother. His thoughts as a middle child and his feeling were wonderfully expressed. He was notorious kid and didn’t have many friend. Rowley was his best friend who was nice kid a little behind in IQ. Greg never said that to him but used it to play tricks which was really mean but when a big problem occurs and Rowley shunned him, he realized his mistake and backed his friend when he saw him in trouble.

Some scenes where Greg played tricks were fun but some also showed they are not always fun, it cost kids more than they can bear. There were many hilarious events on summer vacation, Halloween, Christmas and during school. Greg participating in all kind of events at school showed how kids want to fit in and stand out. Sometimes because of parents’ insistence they take part in activities they are not interested in. They all feel awkward and selfish at this age and even feel jealousy if their friends get more attention. I loved the way author represented all these in kids with humor and in refreshing and sarcastic tone.

I saw many readers saying Greg was this and that, it’s not age appropriate or they didn’t like Greg’s behavior. How many of us were mature at his age? We lost best friend or changed friends and done many things we thought we could go back and change. This book need to be seen from kid’s eye. I tell you kids are like this at this age, sometimes even worse!

Here is some graphics and the lines I really loved-

Why 4 Stars-

What I wanted was Greg learning more lesson than just his friendship. I hope he will develop in next books of the series.

Overall, it was short, entertaining book with amazing drawings. It made me chuckle few times and reminded me my childhood and school days.

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Read to Your Baby Every Day: 30 classic nursery rhymes to read aloud by Chloe Giordano, Rachel Williams

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Publication Date : March 5th 2019
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Read Date : April 9th 2019
Genre : Parenting / Children’s
Pages : 64
Stars : ★★★★ /5

Science tells us that babies develop best when they are spoken to, sung to, and read to. Introduce your baby to a world of words and pictures with these 30 classic nursery rhymes from the Mother Goose collection and beyond paired with images of Chloe Giordano’s delightful hand-embroidered illustrations on cloth.

Even when they’re tiny, the sound of their parents’ voices helps babies make sense of the world and feel comfortable with new people and places. This treasury gives you the opportunity to rediscover just how useful (and calming) these best-loved nursery rhymes are in one, handsome volume.

Bond with your baby and help them grow as you recite and sing these timeless rhymes:

Hey, Diddle Diddle; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; This Little Piggy; Hush Little Baby; Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Little Bo-Peep; Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; The Itsy Bitsy Spider; London Bridge; Mary Had a Little Lamb; One, Two, Buckle My Shoe; Humpty Dumpty; Rub-a-dub-dub; Pat-a-Cake; I Saw a Ship A-Sailing; Old MacDonald; Rock-a-Bye Baby; The Wheels on the Bus; I’m a Little Teapot; This Old Man; Jack and Jill; The Muffin Man; Little Miss Muffet; The Owl and the Pussy-cat; Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush; Old Mother Hubbard; Pop! Goes the Weasel; Are you Sleeping? 

My baby is used to watch most of rhymes in YouTube. She loves colors and music. I admit, I’m terrible singer. I’m used to reading to her random things, sometimes, novels too but this was first time I sang her rhymes and I must say it was fun reading to her.

She loved Twinkle Twinkle, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, Old MacDonald, Are You Sleeping, and The Wheels On The Bus.

All rhymes were cute and nice, some I knew and some were new to me. They were short, took little time for me to finish. I didn’t read her everyday, like title suggests, I read all of them in one day. 😜

If you don’t remember all rhymes from your childhood and you want to sing to your kid with a colorful book and cute illustrations, I recommend this book. It can be a nice gift for new mommies.

As I was playing some rhymes on YouTube before I read this book, I could see some rhymes in this had lesser verses, some had only 1 verse.

overall, it was good collection, with beautiful art and vibrant colors . It is best gift for new mommies.

About Author :

Chloe Giordano began to sew in the last year of her illustration degree at the University of the West of England, and since graduating in 2011 she has continued to experiment with freehand embroidery, using sewing thread and hand dyed fabrics to make her work. Originally from Buckinghamshire, she now lives and work in York. Clients include Penguin, Vintage Books, Bloomsbury, Liberty and the BFI. Read To Your Baby Every Day is her first book.

Australian-born Rachel Williams studied creative writing before becoming an editor and publisher of children’s books. She is the author of many books for children, including Atlas of Animal Adventures and Illuminature. She lives and works in London.

Purchase Link : Publisher’s site / Amazon

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#BlogTour #Review : Do Bugs Wear Shoes? by Addie Broussard @TwoUmbrellasPls @rararesources

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Hello book lovers! today I’m happy to share my review as part of blog tour for Do Bugs Wear Shoes?, organized by Rachel @Rachel’s Random Resources. many thank to Rachel for tour invite and to author for providing review copy of this wonderful book. I hope you enjoy this post.

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Do Bugs Wear Shoes? by Addie BroussardAnthony Puttee

Publication Date: October 31st 2018
Publisher:  Two Umbrellas Media
Read Date: October 30th 2018
Genre: Non-Fiction / Children’s book / Educational
Target Age: Children’s – ages 4 – 10
Page: 36

Stars: 5/5

5 star

Synopsis

A colorful, fun-filled book packed with answers to all your silliest bug questions! 
Learn what happens when a bug goes to space, to school, and to the gym. Find out if bugs have feelings like people do. Discover robot bugs, dancing bugs, bugs that poop and so much more!
Filled with illustrations, photographs and interactive videos, Do Bugs Wear Shoes will have kids laughing and learning as they discover awe-inspiring facts about the insect world. This beautifully designed book is organized into colorful two-page spreads that each focus on a different question, making it easy and fun to read for children and big kids alike.

BOOK EXTRAS include videos and printable worksheets for extended learning. Great for educators and at-home learning.

PLUS, vote on the world’s most beautiful bug!

Recommended for ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up.

Don’t miss out on the chance to bug out!


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This was an educational scientific picture book on entomology telling about the bugs and insects and different classes of insects, varieties, how bugs are different from insects, some fun facts and scientific findings.

Author has collected many info in just few pages of the book starting from what is entomology to classification, importance of scientific names, and so many unbelievable facts that I didn’t know before like- strongest, smallest, loudest bug, bug dance and poops and also if bugs can survive in space and Antarctica. It was amazing to read about such interesting things that teacher can teach kids in classroom. There were activity questions at end of some chapters that kids would enjoy finding answers to.

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I loved all macro pictures of insects and bugs along with the illustrations in the book. There were links at the end of the book for additional information and videos on the publisher website that curious kids would love to explore. Most exciting thing is there is Bug book art pack available on publisher’s website as well that you can download for free ⇒ Here ⇐ (Don’t forget to check out the resource link available below to get Cool Halloween Art Pack.)

This was newer fun way for kids to learn and author made it enjoyable with colorful graphics and text with simple approach. It will definitely raise curiosity in kids and involve them in discussion, even those who are less interested in this subject.

Overall, this was colorful educational and a perfect classroom book I recommend to all teachers and kids.

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Author Bio:

addie-anthony-pic-01.jpgTwo Umbrellas is an educational publishing company that fuses education and storytelling.  We offer books and activities to help parents and educators empower tomorrow’s leaders.

Our founders, Anthony Puttee and Addie Broussard, love to travel.  Anthony’s favorite trip was to Antarctica and he has included some of his personal photos in this book.  Addie has traveled solo around the world. While in Portugal, she encountered a unique insect, which inspired a children’s book called The Beedog, which was published in 2018. The idea for Do Bugs Wear Shoes came from a playful team meeting on a rooftop in Mexico.

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Book resources at https://twoumbrellasplease.com

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*** Note: I received review copy of this book from the author as part of blog tour, in exchange for an honest review. ***

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