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review 2016-09-06 01:25
Llama Llama home with mama
Llama Llama Home with Mama - Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama books are some of my favorites.  Perhaps it's because a tactile object to go with a story always made reading more fun for me as a child.  And, I have a stuffed Llama is his red pajamas!!!

For kindergartners and first graders, I may pull this book when we discuss healthy habits and how to avoid getting sick.  But, I may also pull this book when we talk about Mothers in the Spring of the year.  I think a worthwhile writing project each year (for any grade level) is to write about our moms, or those ladies who are like mothers to us.  I would have lots of books about moms and things they do pulled for children to read during their free time to get ideas about why moms are special.  In this book, Llama is taken care of by his mom when he is not feeling well.  How does your mom take care of you?  Oh.  Let's count the ways!

grade level equivalent: 1.7

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review 2016-09-06 01:16
The Chimpansneeze - Aaron Zenz

When we sneeze on others, it's gross!!  And, it can start a chain reaction of germs spreading from one person to another.  yucky!  This is a funny, silly story, with made up words, that all begins with a 'chimpansneeze'.  I would read this selection to preschoolers up to first graders to remind them that 1. sneezing on others is a bad thing and 2. that words we make up can be fun!  It is a great book to read just for fun as well.  Kindergartners up to second graders would likely enjoy the humor of this book.

grade level equivalent: 1
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review 2013-11-13 00:00
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child - Marc Weissbluth This had some very helpful information on sleeping habits, and what to expect. Especially regarding colic/fussy babies. I am glad it was recommended to me.
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review 2013-02-19 00:00
Cooking Light The Food Lover's Healthy Habits Cookbook: Great Food & Expert Advice That Will Change Your Life
Cooking Light The Food Lover's Healthy Habits Cookbook: Great Food & Expert Advice That Will Change Your Life - Janet Helm So in my attempts to help the husband fulfill a promise he made to us to be more healthy and stuff, I checked this book out. I also checked-out [b:Thinner This Year: A Younger Next Year Book|14841561|Thinner This Year A Younger Next Year Book|Chris Crowley|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1340761821s/14841561.jpg|20495230]. This book is the opposite of that book and I am going to buy this book.
It's not that there's anything amazing in here; there's not. I know all this stuff. But it's put together in such nicely-parceled chapters and it makes sense and it's all broken down so it seems do-able and that makes it seem like something...well, something we can do. Thus, the "do-able" thing.
Anyhow. I already had some of the recipes in here, there are many more I didn't even want to try, and a few that I made, then tweaked, then salivated over just thinking of them (I love you, green apple slaw- now with fresh ginger!) The point here being, it's not just about the food. It's about how you relate to food and how you use the calories the food has put into you. And that's pretty cool.
Mostly, I like that this book isn't all "YOU MUST DO THESE THINGS TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BE A SUPER-FIT PERSON WHO WILL ALSO BECOME BEAUTIFUL AND RICH AND PROBABLY FAMOUS!" No. Instead, it happily says, "Hey. You are who you are and that's awesome, but you know what? You could make some better decisions. Let's try a few of these out for size. And don't worry, if you don't do them, the world won't end. We just want you to be healthier in your day-to-day life. Also, we hate diets. Much Love, Us, the Cooking Light people"
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review 2011-11-27 00:00
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child - Marc Weissbluth well. the thing about this book is that there are lots of great tips and things to learn and do and all the reasons why. but wow he's kind of an asshole (or at least writes the first half of this book as if he is). the first half or so of the book is all judgement and warning and use of terminology that he doesn't explain until the second half of the book, when it gets actually useful, and he suddenly seems like a nice non-judgemental guy. but i think his theory and practices will come in really handy, and i actually expect to refer back to this; i just really didn't like or appreciate the baggage that came with all the information. 2.5 stars because of all that.
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