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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Teach Anybody - Socrates

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Interjections by Ann Heinrichs

"Interjections" by Ann Heinrichs is a book that defines interjections
as a part of English speech. This is an informative book that entertains you with images. I have to say that if I had this book when I was a kid I would have loved the monsters inside of it. Now as a grown man I still love them.

This is a great example of how learning can be made fun.

Who should read this book? Kids who love monsters. 

Books read: 85 of 5000

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Rooster Crows a Book of American Rhymes by Maud and Miska Petersham

'The Rooster Crows a Book of American Rhymes' by Maud and
Miska Petersham are rhymes and limericks from North America and mostly the United States. It's interesting that Maud and Miska are noted as authors when they did not write any part of this book.

In any case, if you were hoping for a lesson in history your hope will be lost as this book is just a collection with no background or context. I honestly was left wanting more from this book than what I got. Then again, I'm not a child, and a child may be satisfied with the text. 

Who should read this book? The easily amused. 

Book read: 84 of 5000

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Make Money! Do Yard Work by Bridget Heos

'Make Money! Do Yard Work' by Bridget Heos is the story about a boy who wants to buy an MP3 player, but he doesn't have the
money so he gets a job planting flowers for his neighbors. It's told in the second person inserting your child into the role of the MP3 seeker and encourages them to work for their money. 

The big danger of this book is it will get your child interested in the idea of going to people on your block asking if they can work for them. If you grew up on my block you'd be uncomfortable with this idea. 

Who should read this book? People who live in nice places. 

Books read: 83 of 5000

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bigfoot (X Science: An Imagination Library Series) by Jacqueline Laks Gorman

'Bigfoot (X Science: An Imagination Library Series)' by Jacqueline
Laks Gorman is a book about the legendary Bigfoot and the evidence that support the existence of the beast. 

Being a children's book there isn't much here, but I, having a love for this kind of thing, did some fact checking. A few things that have been debunked even by monster enthusiasts make it into this book. This is a book that should be taken with a grain of salt. It could be the books age or it could be poor researching. 

Who should read this book? Monster geeks who check facts. 

Books read: 82 of 5000

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Telling Tails: Fun with Homonyms by Laura Hambleton and Sedat Turhan

'Telling Tails: Fun with Homonyms' by Laura Hambleton and 
Sedat Turhan is a book about homonyms that shows words in the wrong context and how not to use them. This is an interesting choice for an author and it forces the parent to read the book with their child a point out the problems with each page. The correct ways of using the words is in back. 

Now the pictures are fun in this book, and I think children will like reading it, but they will be learning the wrong way of doing things. 

Who should read this book? Supervised Children

Books read: 81 of 5000