Review | Happy Birthday, Chris P. Bacon by Len Lucero, Kristina Tracy

Happy Birthday, Chris P. Bacon

Title: Happy Birthday, Chris P. Bacon
Author: Len Lucero, Kristina Tracy 
Genre: Children’s Book
Publishing date: 24th November , 2015
Published by: Lifestyles
Pages: 32

My Rating: 5/5 stars  

 


Synopsis:

Chris P. Bacon is one remarkable pig. Born with malformed hind legs, he was taken to a veterinarian to be euthanized—but luckily, that vet was Len Lucero, who saw that the little guy was special. Chris P. went home with Dr. Len and within a matter of weeks became an Internet sensation and a media darling, winning thousands of hearts all over the world. Before long, he was a famous author, too!

In Chris P.’s first two books, Chris P. Bacon . . . My Life So Far and How to Roll Like Chris P. Bacon, readers watched him treat his pals to ice cream cones, decorate the barn for a hoedown, bake a batch of Pigs in Mud cookies, and much more. Now he’s back—and it’s his birthday! He is turning two, and, boy, is he excited. He can’t wait for a day full of fun, friends, and family (and grapes and Cheerios, of course!). Follow Chris on his big day, starting with his morning rounds on the farm, where he shares his contagious happiness with all of his friends. Watch him prepare for his big party, and finally join him in the celebration and see what his furry and human friends have to say about Chris’s first two years as everyone’s favorite Pig on Wheels!


My Take:

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When you combine real life stories of animals with beautiful illustrations, kids love it. This is the story of a little pig, Chris P. This piglet is born with malformed hind legs and is taken to a veterinarian to be euthanized but the vet Len Lucero takes him home.

He builds a cart for him, like a wheelchair from his son’s toys. It is Chris P.’s 2nd birthday and he is very excited, so are all the animals and humans invited to his party. The story covers the day as he waits for his party and everyone talks about how his little lovely, courageous heart has affected them.

The book has lots of colorful illustrations that makes the reading experience more fun. The pictures of real Chris P. is included in the end of the book. After looking at the pictures did I realize that Chris P. was real. Apparently he is a YouTube sensation and also an author! 😉 😀


Why would I pick it up?

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For the cute little hero! 😉

 

Review | Medieval Diggers and Dump Trucks by Riley Weber

Medieval Diggers and Dump Trucks

Title: Medieval Diggers and Dump Trucks
Author: Riley Weber
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture Book
Publishing date: 24th July, 2014
Published by: Riley Weber
Pages: 33

My Rating: 3/5 stars  

 

 


Synopsis:

Medieval Diggers and Dump Trucks.


My Take:

This is a book about a King who wants to build a moat around his castle. He wants it so much that he invents or builds a excavator/ digger and a dump truck out of wood.

Now, kids aren’t going to think about why any metal wasn’t used. It might be the fact that metals weren’t that known in the time. This story just tells us about a King who wanted a moat and built big machines and equipments to build a moat.

The people of the kingdom are very proud of what their King has achieved and the King is happy with the moat. All well and happy in the kingdom.

How the wooden machines work is not told but then again it’s a children’s book. Good for a fun read, not much to learn though.


Why would I pick it up?

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For a quick read.

Review | The Awkward Owl by Shawnda Blake

The Awkward Owl

 

Title: The Awkward Owl
Author: Shawnda Blake
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture Book, Short Story
Publishing date: 18th August, 2012
Published by: Awkward Owl Media, LLC
Pages: 32

My Rating: 3/5 stars  


Synopsis:

When a little owl has difficulty flying, he needs an extra boost of confidence to try again. It takes the loving care of a little girl to help him overcome his awkwardness and take to the skies. A sweet and funny story for bedtime or anytime.


My Take:

This is a cute and colorful picture book with a beautiful message. 😀

Other owls can swoop and soar but our little guy is yet to learn how to use his wings properly. He flies backwards, to the sides, and bumps into trees. He is slowly discouraged. A little girl who observes him takes him home, her mom doesn’t approve of it, so she builds him a home, feeds him, gives him clean water to drink, and most importantly gives him love. She worries about him and wonders why he can’t fly like other owls.

It was a fun little book that has a very important message that kids should learn. ❤ 😀


Why would I pick it up?

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For the cute pictures and the moral! ❤ 😀

Review | Tania’s Costume Party by Kanika G.

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Title: Tania’s Costume Party
Author: Kanika G.
Genre: Short Story
Publishing date: 15th September , 2014
Published by: Smashwords Edition

My Rating: 4/5 stars  

 

 

 


Synopsis:

Tania is invited to a costume party. Mama tells her she can go as whatever she likes. There are so many choices. Tania can’t decide. Read on to find out what amazing costume Tania chooses.


My Take:

I am sure that the kids are going to enjoy this book. Tania is very excited for the costume party she is invited to.It’s her best friend Karishma’s birthday party. Her mom tells her that she can go as whatever she likes. That’s the point of a costume party, right?

She meets with her friends. They tell her that they are going as a doctor and a bookworm respectively. She is confused between being an eagle and a lion. Her mother tells her to decide so she could put a costume together for Tania.

Tanisha’s mother works on her costume as a bookworm. There’s a cute picture of a bookworm hairband. I loved it. ❤

Tania keeps thinking about what she wants to be. Her little mind gets confused having so many options. Her mother gives her a book about the mystical creatures. Tania decides on being something that will help her be a lion and an eagle at the same time. To know what that is, you got to read the book. 😛 😛


Why would I pick it up?

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This book is very well written and has cool illustrations and pictures to keep the kids engaged. 😀 😀

Blog Tour | Review | Larry saves the Prairie by Matt Bergles

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Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for the book “Larry saves the Prairie” by Matt Bergles , hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.

Let’s get on with the review, shall we? 🙂 


 

 

Title: Larry saves the Prairie
Author: Matt Bergles
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publishing date: 1st September , 2015
Published by: Mary Dissonance Press
Pages: 68

My Rating: 3/5 stars  


Summary:

Through the voices of Annabelle and Angus, discover what almost happened to wildlife on the Kansas prairie. When Larry receives a letter that says he must destroy the prairie dogs on his land, he and some of his neighbors join together to make certain that all wildlife remain unharmed. Not only were black-tailed prairie dogs at risk of destruction but the already-endangered black-footed ferrets were at risk of becoming extinct. 

 In Larry Saves the Prairie, with the help of Annabelle and Angus, you’ll discover what it means to be a true hero, and most especially, what it took to save prairie wildlife in Kansas.


My Take:

Annabelle and Angus are prairie dogs that share Larry’s story. This is good way to teach children the meaning of standing up for what is right, what a real hero is and importance of every living thing on our environment.

The illustrations are really very good. I loved how colourful it was. ❤

What I had a little problem with was the repetitiveness. Children might like it. For the children who are still learning to read it might be a great way to get them imagine the passage that they read. After every passage written in a cute, colourful background, there is an illustration for the same thing. According to me, this is a great way to help children with imagining the things they read and get them interested in reading. 😀

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All in all, this is a good book for children for how it’s made and the important lessons donned out in fun. 🙂


Why would I pick it up?

 

All the illustrations! ❤


Author’s bio:

Matt Bergles is a Colorado native who grew up in Pueblo, Colorado. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from CSU-Pueblo, his master’s degree in U.S. history, and a Ph.D. in public affairs at CU Denver, as well as a certificate in alternative dispute resolution.
Matt currently teaches at a K-8 private school in Denver, where he has witnessed firsthand young, inner-city kids’ curiosity and love of animals and nature, observing that every time they are asked what community service project or charitable cause they’d like to be involved with, most K-3 students pick something related to domestic animals or wildlife. This natural love and curiosity led Matt to write Larry Saves the Prairie for young children.
Matt is an independent researcher and advocate for wildlife conservation, especially conservation of prairie habitat. Matt lives in Denver with his wife, Kate, two children, Luke and Mary, and dog Samuel. He is a volunteer coach, a private pilot, and has helped teach his teenage son to fly.

 

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