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review 2017-09-12 13:38
Cute overview but nothing special
Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the Worl... Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Favorite Food - Blake Lingle

Another entry in the microhistories of foods, this time about fries. I was very pleased to find that this book is actually about fries vs. it being tangentially related like another book I read. This small book talks about what fries are, how they came to be, what are the different types/styles, how they are eaten (as a side, as a compliment to the main dish, etc.). There you have it. Fries.

 

There's not much more to say to it. I was surprised to see how small the book is: a book like this could have very easily been a coffee table style book (it has some very nice pictures) but it's actually somewhat comparable to a smaller tablet. But I suppose that fits. The author is clearly very enthusiastic about the subject but the book itself is just eh. There are some nice bits of history and interesting fun trivia factoids and the author's writing style is chatty and easy-going. 

 

But it's not really a history book, nor is it a recipe-filled cookbook. As a fun, light read I enjoyed it but I'm not sure who its for since it's not really big enough for display and it's not a cookbook either. I suppose if you're a foodie or just interested in a story like this it might be a good pickup.

 

I got it at a discount but I wish it had been available at my library instead. Wouldn't really go out of your way to find it unless you need it as a source of you REALLY adore fries.

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review 2017-08-25 00:00
The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition
The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition - J.R.R. Tolkien,Jemima Catlin

This has to be at least the fourth or fifth time I've read this delightful book and at least the second time I've read this particular edition, enhanced by the charming illustrations of Jemima Caitlin.

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review 2017-08-14 23:07
An honest memoir about eating disorders.
Ink in Water: An Illustrated Memoir (Or, How I Kicked Anorexia’s Ass and Embraced Body Positivity) - Lacy J. Davis,Jim Kettner

Graphic illustrations are a rather underused technique when it comes to mainstream literature, but they work particularly well with highly emotional issues like eating disorders. Lacy Davis has come clean with her problems with Anorexia and Bulimia (although she shies away from these terms), through a memoir that is honest and down-to-earth, and will hopefully provide motivation and encouragement for other sufferers.

The art work is done by her partner, Jim Kettner, who we meet in the memoir. I have to admit to being particularly impressed that someone else understands her well enough to do these illustrations, throughout the book I had assumed they were done by Lacy, herself.

 

Society puts huge pressures on youngsters these days, particularly the women, but men too. It is little surprise that many people crack under these pressures. In my opinion, any advice shared by those who have lived through their issues, is of tremendous value to those still battling their demons. This readily accessible format makes these shared experiences even more widely available.

 

Good luck to Lacy and Kett, I shall be interested to see what they come up with next.

 

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review 2017-08-07 16:17
Giveaway & Review – The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm by Sybrina Durant @Sybrina_spt @GoddessFish
The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Illustrated Book: Full Color Illustrations - JPGs Only - Sybrina Durant,Sudipta Dasgupta,Kimberly Avery

I love the magical and elusive unicorn, so when I heard about The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm, I had to ‘saddle up.’

 

 

The Blue Unicorn’s Journey To Osm by Sybrina Durant

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GENRE: Teen Fantasy Book

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MY REVIEW

 

There’s no place like home…OSM means awesome.

 

He is supposed to be their savior. But how can that be possible? He has no magic.

 

He feels an outsider, he just doesn’t fit in. Does anyone feel a touch of Rudolph in this?

 

The fun, colorful, imaginative illustrations are wonderful, filled with fantastical creatures, both good and bad.

 

Each creature is unique, individual, just like in real life.

 

Is there such a thing as a fish unicorn? If so, imagine the possibilities.

 

Set your imagination free.

 

The Blue Unicorn…reads like old time fairy tales…where life and death choices are made…And …maybe, you will learn why you never see a unicorn.

 

This magical fantasy filled with fun and humor, sadness and happiness, and lessons learned. We are not alone.

 

I voluntarily reviewed The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm by Sybrina Durant.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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review 2017-07-25 23:54
Christmas in July – Fufar the Christmas Monster by A J Cosmo @AJCosmoKids
Fufar the Christmas Monster - A.J. Cosmo

Welcome to Christmas In July and One Sentence Review for Fufar the Christmas Monster by A J Cosmo.

 

I have been collecting his wonderful illustrated children’s books for some time now, waiting for the perfect opportunity to share. If you are looking for something to entertain your youngster over the summer, consider some A J Cosmo reading.

 

Fufar the Christmas Monster

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MY REVIEW

 

Fufar comes to us in a cute poem, filled with wonderful illustrations any child would want to reach out and touch, and, if you wonder, does Santa really see all the naughty…just look at his creative way of making the best out of the worst.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 5 Stars

 

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