Monday, September 18, 2006

Flights of the Monarch: Landing Four

Oi! We are here for the fourth landing already - I hope you've enjoyed the ride so far, I know I have!

For this review I read...

1. Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner
This book is absolutely adorable! It's a wonderful tale about endurance and perseverance in following your dreams. With its clever story and hilarious illustrations, "Superdog" is worthy of hero status.
RATING: Monarch
* Who is a hero in your life?

2. Wild About Books by Judy Sierra
This picture book was really
quite quaint,
Although it's not better than
the one about paint.
If you like books
as the animals do,
Then, believe me, my friends,
this book is for you!
It's not always written
in the same meter
which can make it hard
upon a small reader.
But, go ahead
and give it a shot -
you just might find out
that you like it a lot!
RATING: Caterpillar
* Have you ever been to the zoo?
Whether you have or you haven't, be sure to check out our Family Zoo Passes to the Brookfield Zoo available at Circulation all year long!

3. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (Caudill Nominee)
An adventure into an abnormal underworld alongside a boy named Gregor and his little sister Boots leads the reader to begin sympathizing with the most unusual (and typically despised and disgusted) creatures. This tale is most definitely a page-turner, packed with action and heart-felt insights. However, the most prominent problem with this book is the age of the main character, Gregor. It would be much more believable if he were at least one more year older. The thought processes, reactions, dialogue, and emotional development are at a more sophisticated stage than that of a typical eleven year old. Despite it's one major flaw, it is most DEFINITELY a worthwhile read.
RATING: Thumbs Up
* How do you help you family? Do you do chores? cook? clean? do laundry?
* To what lengths would you go to in order to save your family?

Be sure to share your comments and opinions too! You can disagree, it's cool ; )

For the next review, I will be reading...
1. The Tale of Tricky Fox: A New England Trickster Tale by Jim Aylesworth
2. Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen by Marissa Moss
3. Bebe Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya

As a side note: The Bilingual Storytime on the 7th went fantastico! We had so many people show up, it was great. Miss Patti and I read some wonderful stories, hopefully we will get to do another one sometime. Even though Bilingual Storytime is over, don't hesitate to come to one of our many other storytimes (especially mine - Family Storytime on Tuesday Nights from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All Ages Welcome!). And one more thing! Don't forget that September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month! Stop by and learn some Spanish.

Adeus!
Melinda

Today's Greeting and Goodbye are in Portuguese.

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