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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 6 months ago
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant with pictures by Melissa Sweet is a biography (written for children) of the creator of the Thesaurus, Peter Roget. Some of the most beautiful mixed media art has been used to enhance a subject which I imagine many adults (not to mention kids) wou...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 3 years ago
Up til this point, I could most likely count the number of biographies written for children that I've read. Actually I could probably count how many biographies in total I've ever read because I have to admit biographies in general not my favorite genre. However, there are always exceptions and ever...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 3 years ago
My spouse and I went off in search of a new dehumidifier, but first, we stopped at the library to replenish her stock of cheesy mysteries. She sent me to the children's collection to pick stuff to read to our 5-year old grandson. This is one of the books I chose, but more for me than for him, I thin...
daisysaffron
daisysaffron rated it 3 years ago
"Little Red Writing" surpassed all of my expectations. I expected it to be a simple story about little red riding hood except the girl is now a pencil. I was very wrong. This book teaches while entertaining! It goes through the writing process, details many different parts of speech, and talks about...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 4 years ago
So I may have mentioned before that I love a good anthology, particularly of the contributions of women in history. The point is not that men haven't done great things that we deserve learning about but that they aren't the only ones who have. Despite hardship and opposition, women have invented lot...
Kim Reads Books About Things
Kim Reads Books About Things rated it 5 years ago
Fantastic picture book biography of the man indirectly responsible for most of the world's purple prose problems. In all seriousness, this book is hard not to love. Bryant's prose is eloquent, Sweet's art is incredible, and the subject matter is presented beautifully. I remember really liking A Rive...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 years ago
This book had potential, it sure had a great illustrator to grab your attention but the story line was all over the place. I really thought this book would be a great tool to use to help students learn something about writing a story, about the mechanics of story writing, perhaps on how to set up ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 years ago
Who doesn’t love a parade? So what is the story behind those floats that are in Macy’s Parade? If you grab this fact-filled picture book by Melissa Sweet you will be so educated. Make sure you share this knowledge when you are watching The Macy’s Parade, as others will be surprised you have that b...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it 5 years ago
3.5 I thought it was cute :)
Book 7
Book 7 rated it 6 years ago
What an inspiring story! This is another woman hero from American history that, surprise!, was never taught in any history class I took in school, so it's my honor to bring this book to my students. I hope they can identify with Clara's spirit and her strong desire to learn English to better help wi...
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