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.
Annalise’s Up and Down Day
By: Denise Jenne
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Such a sweet little book. We all have those days and little Annalise is no exception. The illustrations are beautiful watercolor media and the story is the perfect length for the attention span of a young child, which is who this book is written for. I would definitely reccommend this book for parents of young children. It is a cute picture book. Thank you Ms. Jenne for sharing this book with me!
Bees Like Flowers is precious. Each of the Mummy Nature books is very child-friendly. The colors are bright, and that alone would keep a child’s interest. This little book gives a good child-perfect explanation of how honey is made and what happens in a beehive. I love the little bees’ face. It makes them seem friendly. The choice of flowers she used were some of my favorites, the sunflower especially.
Ms. Bielawski has once again created a colorful and fun way to teach your little ones about nature. The Mummy Nature books will keep a child’s interest by the rhythm and beautiful colors. I would recommend these to anyone who has little children in their families.
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.