The Unlucky Seed by Caroline Locher
Children’s Picture Book
This is a cute little children’s picture book. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the book cover or I would put it on here.
I must apologize to Ms. Locher for getting to it so late. You know life, it sometimes won’t get out of the way.
This book is very reminiscent of The Ugly Duckling. The one exception to this book is it is about a little sunflower seed. It doesn’t understand why it seems to have to work so hard when all the other little seeds stayed in the little girl’s basket. It was a little sad, but turned out to be a great thing that it fell out of the basket. It became the strongest and most beautiful of all the other flowers.
It just goes to show that though we may struggle to find our place in the world, when we finally do, it becomes one of the strongest and most beautiful of all.
Thank you Ms. Locher for sharing your sweet book with me.
This is actually a review post of three books:
The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric: Amazing Apples; The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric: Eat Dirt Balls; The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric: Little Green Dragon
Title: The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric
Genre: Children’s Picture Books
By: Erin Kurt and Laara Exsnar
Illustrated by: Colleen MacIsaac
What cute little books. What better way to spend your day than having fun with friends. I loved the Celia and Cedric books. They are fun stories with yummy, nutritious snacks in them. The recipe for each snack is found at the back of the book.
As parents, we are constantly trying to get our children to eat healthier. What better way than to show our young ones how two friends have fun together and enjoy making and eating nutritious snacks together.
Each recipe looked good too, except for maybe the “Little Green Dragon”. Of course, that is my own opinion. It may taste really good. I will have to try it to find out.
I also love the “Nutrition Notes” at the end of each book. Parents can get a greater sense of the healthiness of the recipe then or at least an ingredient in the recipe. These were three charming little books and perfect for young children and their parents to read together. Thank you to Erin Kurt and Laara Exsnar for sharing their books with me. Happy Reading!!
I was given a copy of each book in exchange for a fair and honest review. No monetary exchange was made.
Doggie Went A-Courtin’: an adaptation to a traditional song
By: Angel Wheeler
Illustrator: Nicolas Lonprez
Children’s Picture Book
Cute adaptation from a long-time favorite song. In saying that, however, I wanted to be able to kind of sing it as I read it. When I tried, I couldn’t. It kind of made me sad.
From a children’s book standpoint, though, it was cute. The illustrations were beautiful and the book would be good for any child that loves rhyming stories and/or songs.
The one thing that was rather difficult for me, though, was the small black print in the written part. If I may make a suggestion, find a different color font and a bigger font or put the black print into a small white box. Other than that, the book was cute. Thank you to Ms. Wheeler for introducing this book to me.
I review all kinds of books. When I get requests to read children’s books, many times, although I may be in the middle of a large novel–as I am now–(Lily) Predator and Prey by James D. Horton–I will read a quick children’s book. These may sometimes appear in-between the larger novels that I have to assign dates to.
So, to the authors of the larger novels, please don’t think I have forgotten about your books. I promise I am working diligently to get these done.