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review 2017-08-18 02:14
WHITE CAT, BLACK CAT, TWO CATS by Sigal Adler
Book for kids:"WHITE CAT BLACK CAT":Bedt... Book for kids:"WHITE CAT BLACK CAT":Bedtime story, Beginner reader Level-1, Early learning, Values(Childrens Picture Book, Preschool, Baby Book, Children ... 0-8)Cat book, Animal story book, Series 1 - Sigal Adler,Lintang Pandu Pratiwi

Two cats of different colors meet for the first time.  Each is full of disdain for the other based on color.  Then they think and decide to become the other one.  Both discover both are needed and good.  Neither is better than the other.

 

I liked the rhyming.  It was fun to read aloud.  The illustrations are wonderful.  It teaches a lesson we all need but it doesn't preach.

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review 2017-06-21 00:00
A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies: A Bedtime Book about the Coming Apocalypse
A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies: A Bedtime Book about the Coming Apocalypse - Paul Lewis,Kenneth Kit Lamug Oh, my god. I loved this! A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies is absolutely hilarious. By the end of it I was in stitches. (Somewhat disgusted stitches, but stitches nonetheless.) Paul Lewis and Kenneth Kit Lamug have very twisted minds, and it shows through in this delightful picture book. There is every sort of end you could imagine mentioned in this book, including one about a certain little orange man that made me goggle and then giggle. I have to assume if he ever found out it existed, he'd go on an "Off with their heads!" rampage.

Wonderfully illustrated in primarily black, white, and red, A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies isn't for the squeamish either. There's guts and blood and all sorts of not very nice things on display. My favorite part, though, might just be the little illustrations in the lower corner of the pages showing the dad's reactions to what he is reading. That made the whole thing even funnier.

Folks, this is definitely not a kid's book. (At least not a *little* kids book.) Middle Grade+ might be okay with it, but even then it depends on the kid.

Kudos to the author and illustrator for creating a fantastic little picture book that every adult with a dark sense of humor should definitely pick up!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for review consideration.
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url 2017-04-10 03:29
BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime - The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

 

Moving between Essex and London, myth and modernity, Cora Seaborne's spirited search for the Essex Serpent encourages all around her to test their allegiance to faith or reason in an age of rapid scientific advancement...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ktxqq

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url 2017-02-24 22:48
BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime - The Underground Railroad

 

Listen Here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ff18j

 

Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

 

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

 

Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.

 

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

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text 2017-02-09 17:23
BBC Radio 4 books to listen to

 

 

BBC Radio 4 has many good books etc going at the moment. There is a Neil Gaiman one coming soon! Here's just a few of the many that are on the go atm.

 

Book at Bedtime - The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman

 

Chilling revenge for a terrible crime is at the heart of Neil Gaiman's multi-award-winning novelette, inspired by a Hebridean myth and originally commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for the Graphic Festival with celebrated illustrator Eddie Campbell.

1/5. A dwarf seeks a guide to a certain cave on the Misty Isle.

 

 

The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales by Kate Mosse

 

"The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales" is a collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and each story explores the relationship between landscape and emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the collection that exemplify the redemption experienced by the various grief stricken men and women as they come to terms with their destiny.

 

 

Book of the Week - Once Upon a Time in the East by Xiaolu Guo

 

Xiaolu Guo's autobiography tells her remarkable story from adoption at birth through to her career as a writer and film-maker based in the UK. This abridgement deals with her formative years, living in China in times of transition.

 

 

Episodic 15 minute Drama - Isaac Asimov's I, Robot

 

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Starring Hermione Norris.

 

 

Book at Bedtime - The Transition by Luke Kennard

 

An intriguing and wry debut novel about capitalism, the housing crisis and a generation in debt. Set a few years from now, in an unnamed city, award-winning poet Luke Kennard imagines what life might be like for young people from the squeezed middle-class if our society continues along its current economic path.

 

 

 Daphne Du Maurier - The Birds

 

Nat Hocken and his family are disturbed during the night by the sounds of birds. Read by Tristan Sturrock.

 

 

 

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