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review 2018-12-06 19:58
Take it or leave it? I'll leave it, thanks.
Tucker Grizzwell's Worst Week Ever - Bill Schorr,Ralph Smith

Tucker Grizzwell's Worst Week Ever by Bill Schorr and Ralph Smith was borne from a comic strip and is (supposedly) aimed at children. However, I found it to be so full of word play and puns that I think it would be better suited to an adult audience. In my opinion, it was a little too densely packed with jokes to the point of being somewhat annoying and obnoxious. This wasn't marketed as a collection of comic strips but it was lacking in a coherent plot beyond the bare bones 'lesson learned' tale of a cub realizing that adults may not necessarily have all of the answers to the world's questions. 

 

Apologies for the shortness of this review but some books don't lend themselves to a lengthy analysis especially when they're so middle of the road like this one. 2/10

 

 

Sorry this isn't clearer and easier to read. :-/ [The Phoenixed Forums]

 

What's Up Next: Peanuts Vol. 9 by Charles Schulz (and others)

 

What I'm Currently Reading: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

 

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2018-10-06 15:50
Took me long enough
One Week to Wed - Laurie Benson

Of course I was only a few pages from the end when I disappeared off sick.  Of course this was in work.

 

This is the story of a man (Lord Andrew Pearce) who works as an intelligence officer for the crown, a widow (Lady Charlotte Gregory) who thinks she can't conceive and loved her husband and a night that proves her wrong.  They have to marry and she discovers that her sister (also a widow) had her eye on Lord Andrew. Cue family rifts and disappointments.  She also has to deal with her feelings, she had settled into the pattern of grieving widow and now Lord Andrew is shaking her up but she's not sure about it all.

 

And he's an ass about it.

 

Still it was entertaining.

 

Now that's the last of the Library Books, fair warning, I went on a nocturne binge while ill, and hope to do updates between tonight and tomorrow.  The reviews may be as deep as the books were.  Memory may have been impacted by medication and chest infection.

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review 2018-09-09 20:59
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an enjoyable book that students love! Students stay engaged as they read about the hungry caterpillar eating through large amounts of food. The book consists of the days of the week as well as quantities. Not only could teachers use this book when teaching a science lesson on the life cycle of a caterpillar, it would be great for sequencing activities and counting. 

 

Lexile level: 460L

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review 2018-09-09 17:47
Bully
Bully - Patricia Polacco

Bully is a great book to use during the first few days of school for grades first-fifth. This book is about young students who want to be accepted in school and online bullying takes place during this adjustment of a girl moving to a new school. Online bullying occurs more than people think, so I think it is a very important topic to cover in your classrooms. An idea to go along with this book is for students to identify the theme and the message of the story. Students would enjoy acting out the book to be able to fully grasp the effect it can have on students.

 

Lexile Level: 630L

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review 2018-09-08 03:55
David Goes to School.
David Goes To School - David Shannon

A fun read for Kindergarten-2nd grade: readers find out that David is not your average student! He breaks almost every rule at school-he chews gum, runs in the halls, yells, and tests his teachers patience. This would be a funny, yet valuable book to read during the first week of school to introduce class rules. Your class could come up with 4-5 class rules all together. Students love knowing that their input is valued!

 

Lexile Level: BR210L

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