After a Bad Beginning things can only end up worse for the Baudelaire orphans! The second installment of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room: Or, Murder!, sends siblings Klaus, Sunny & Violet to take their chances with their mysterious so called “uncle” Dr. Montgomery. It’s only after you find out that Uncle Monty is indeed the fun loving, coconut cream cake making, and lover of snakes that you start to wonder where this event will come unfortunate. The dastardly Count Olaf snakes his way into the Baudelaire’s lives once more, taking away yet another chance for the orphans to find true happiness in the world.
Despite being arguable the most depressing and saddest of the series, Reptile Room offers suspense, sly humor, whimsical non sequiturs and most of all a story that hooks readers in not unlike the hook-handed man would attempt to do. Snicket doesn’t take a single step back from showing you just how utterly miserable the life of the Baudelaire orphans can get! After escaping from the horrors within the Reptile Room, you’ll be looking forwards to the Wide Window and the next some what great but always unfortunate adventure.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
Author Laura Numeroff has struck a gold mine with her "If You Give..." series. If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a humorous telling of the events that unfold when a little girl shares her breakfast with an adorable pig peeking through her kitchen window. Their adventure includes stops in the bathtub, under a bed, to a mailbox and up in a tree house. Where will they end up? Both young listeners and beginning readers will delight in the flow of this story as well as the gentle artwork by Felicia Bond. This would make a wonderful addition to every home library and a portion of author Numeroff's royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children's literacy
The Trouble with Tink by Kiki Thorpe
Every fairy is Never Land has a special talent that sets them apart from the other faires. Tinker Bell's special talent is fixing things. No matter what is broken, Tinker Bell can fix it using her special tinker's hammer.
One day, while playing an extra-special game of tag, Tink loses her enchanted tinker's hammer. Now she can't fix things anymore. No matter where she goes, Tink hears all the other fairies talking about her because they think she has lost her talent.
There is good news for Tink because she does have a spare hammer. Unfortunately, she left it in Peter Pan's tree house and Tink hasn't spoken to him since he broke Wendy to Never Land.
Will Tink go back to an old friend to retrieve her special tinker's hammer in time to help fix the Queen Ree's broken bathtub and prove to all her fairy friends that she hasn't lost her talent?