Friday, September 28, 2012

Five Little Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins
by Cindy Bracken

Kindle Edition, 15 pages
Published: August 12, 2012
by Cindy Bracken
Book Source: Bought
5 stars

Book Description: Your little one will be ready for Halloween when you read this fun counting rhyme together! Bright, fall colors, cute pumpkins, and rhyming text will keep young readers engaged.

Mary's Review: I love this little book. It is educational as well as fun, teaching children to count. The bright orange colors of the book are eye catching, the pumpkins adorable. My two year old granddaughter loved the rhyming-singsong of the verses and I read it to her four times before she let me read her something else.
I recommend this to children 2-5.

About The Author: Cindy Bracken is a former Kindergarten teacher and elementary school librarian who worked with children for many years. She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, and a master's degree in library information science.

Cindy is the mother of two beautiful daughters, who provide the inspiration for her books

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2.99 Children's Ebook- Review- Jungle Fun by Peter Lawson

Jungle Fun
by Peter Lawson
Kindle Edition, 16 pages
Published: January 20, 2012
by Bog Beak Books
Book Source: Bought
5 stars
 Book Description: The Jungle is a noisy place, but who is making each noise? Young children will love to journey through this book to discover all the Jungle animals. This bright, colorful book with simple text is perfect for teaching toddlers and young children about Jungle animals and the noises they make.
Other books in this series:
Farm Fun.

Mary's Review: Noises, loud, scary noises. Where are they coming from? They're coming from the jungle. But if you look around, they really aren't scary. They belong to Tim the Tiger, Millie the Monkey, Ernie the Elephant and others. Come along on the safari and meet others and find out what strange noises they make.

My granddaughters loved this book and the wonderful animal illustrations, also by Peter Lawson.
Well done.

I recommend this book for ages 2-6.

 About The Author: Peter has been illustrating children's books for over 25 years. As well as his own styles of illustration, he works for many publishers as a licensed character illustrator, on famous favourites such as Thomas the Tank Engine, Dora the Explorer and Mona the Vampire to name a few. Peter lives and works in South Wales, sharing his house with one wife, one daughter, but four cats.

Price: $2.99 day of posting
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Timmy the Tadpole Turns into a Frog
by Sharlene Alexander
Kindle Edition, 12 pages
Published: August 1, 2012
by SS Alexander
Book Source: Bought
4 1/2 stars

Book Description: Follow Timmy on an exciting adventure as he grows from a tadpole to a frog. Timmy is faced with many surprises throughout the story, but then...Well you'll just have to read it to find out what happens.

The gorgeous colorful pictures and fun rhyming story is sure to captivate any child's imagination and bring them back to read it over and over again.

Mary's Review: A very colorful book that tells the tale of Timmy the Tadpole and how he grows from an egg to a frog. Watch as he grows from a tadpole with only a tail and belly to a full grown frog with four hopping legs. It is told in a cute rhyming manner and the illustrations are adorable.
I recommend this book for children ages 4-8.

About The Author: Sharlene Alexander is a published author. Published credits of Sharlene Alexander include The Dog Dance (A Fun Interactive Children's Picture Book Story), 10 Fun Beginning Reader Books:Helps Children Practice Reading (Learning to Read Series-Level 1), and Ahhh Ahhh Choooooo!: A Silly Sneezing Adventure (Perfect for Bedtime & Young Readers) (+INCLUDES FREE GAMES & Fun Sneezing Facts).

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Squidge: Little Elf, Little Bear

by Andrew Thomas
Kindle Edition, 15 pages
Published: December 8, 2011
by Proving House
Book Source: Bought
4 Stars


Book Description: How do you hide a polar bear?

Squidge is a little elf who wants to do what the bigger elves do, but when he meets a new friend who needs his help, Squidge decides he is big enough for the challenge. Will he be able to find a hiding place in time?

Mary's Review: Squidge while out playing in the snow and wondering what he can do to grow and to keep from being bored hears a strange snuffling sound and when he can't find it becomes very frightened and runs. While running he trips and falls. Imagine his surprise when he finds he has tripped over the snuffling sound...a very small white polar bear.

Squidge tries to find out what is wrong with the tiny polar bear and discovers that he is hungry-very hungry. So Squidge does what any kind hearted little elf does and he befriends this little bear. He rescues him much like the Good Samaritan. He takes him home and feeds him and tries to find him a safe place to sleep, finally giving him his own bed. Little Elf not only makes a new friend, he has learned to show love, compassion and charity for his fellow being. This is a wonderful story to help teach these virtues.

The illustrations are colorful and so cute that they will more than keep the attention of your child.

I recommend this book for ages 5-8.

About The Author: Andrew Thomas is a primary school teacher in London, England.

Andrew Thomas, a primary school teacher, has been a working with children for the past decade, making up stories and sharing them with his class. He has written the 'Squidge' series of books and continues to add to the story of this little elf with a big personality. He lives in London, England, with his wife and son. This is his first series of books.