Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: William Wise






Title: Zany Zoo
Author: William Wise
Illustrator: Lynn Munsinger
Publisher: Walter Lorraine Books
Ages: 4-8


Synopsis: 
 
Welcome to the Zany Zoo!
An unusual bunch in here,
      It's true,
But if fun and silliness are
      What you seek,
Turn the pages, take a peek...



Why you should read it:

What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn't enjoy visiting animals at the zoo? Young readers will be in for a huge surprise when they turn the pages to discover the delightful antics from the menagerie of animals hiding within the pages of Mr. Wise's engaging book.  You can meet Carlotta the Cow or even Wally the Whale as well as a multitude of other creatures all featured in this children's book featuring kid-friendly poetry.
 
Ms. Munsinger's vibrant illustrations are a whimsical backdrop to the fun poems and I wouldn't be surprised if some readers don't join in the fun come party time!

Like-o-meter Rating scale **: 5 out of 5...grab it!

**5 out of 5...grab it!
4 out of 5...think about it.
3 out of 5...take or leave it.
2 out of 5...maybe not for you.
1 out of 5...forget about !







 
 
Blurb: Addie comes from a long line of readers or "story catchers" as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own the wiggly words play tricks on her. She tries different ways to make those words sit still but it will take a little faith for Addie to become the next STORY CATCHER.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

THE ABC'S OF READING & 'RITING: LETTER J








I love journals.

Writing journals. Sketching journals. PiBoIdMo Journals. Reading Journals. The words that flow inside each journal is worthy of a home just as special as the words themselves. Whenever I go to my local used bookstore I make a beeline for their blank journal aisle to see if I can discover another journal to add to my growing collection.

Whether a writer or reader...or both...journaling is one of the best ways to collect your writerly thoughts or to help you remember which books you loved reading so you can recommend them to others in the future.

How about you? Do you journal? If you do, is there a special kind of journal you use? Here are some favorites of mine I discovered on www.etsy.com and wouldn't mind adding to my collection:









 






















Which one would YOU write your thoughts in?









Blurb: Addie comes from a long line of readers or "story catchers" as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own the wiggly words play tricks on her. She tries different ways to make those words sit still but it will take a little faith for Addie to become the next STORY CATCHER.

Buy Links:Amazon Kindle ¦ Paperback ¦ B&N ¦ Smashwords
JOIN THE STORY CATCHER FAN CLUB!Membership includes:

Membership Certificate
Bi-montly Newsletter full of mazes, puzzles, games, news, and other goodies
Reading Log for earning STORY CATCHER AWARD