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review 2016-12-02 02:21
The Mighty Oak and Me (Mr. Pish Backyard Adventure Book 2) - K.S. Brooks & Mr. Pish
The Mighty Oak and Me (Mr. Pish Backyard Adventure Book 2) - K. S. Brooks,Mr. Pish,K. S. Brooks

For my final 2016 IU Reading Challenge book, I've chosen a cute picture book starring Mr. Pish, the Traveling Terrier.


This new edition of The Mighty Oak and Me brings the book into the Mr. Pish series, which promotes reading and outdoor literacy. Here, Mr. Pish talks about his favorite tree from his backyard in Maryland -- a 300-year-old oak tree. The book is full of interesting facts about oaks (which are one of my favorite trees, too), as well as a bunch of things that trees in general do for us.


I expect that after reading this book, young readers would be banging down the back door to get out and visit their own backyard trees. Highly recommended for fans of trees, dogs, and early education.

Source: www.rursdayreads.com/2016/12/the-mighty-oak-and-me-mr-pish-backyard.html
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review 2016-09-02 02:19
Mr. Pish's National Park Centennial Celebration - K.S. Brooks
Mr. Pish's National Park Centennial Celebration: A Mr. Pish All Ages Activity Book (Mr. Pish Activity Books) (Volume 1) - K. S. Brooks,Mr. Pish

Last week was the National Park Service's 100th anniversary. In honor of that -- and as this month's Indies Unlimited Reading Challenge book -- I'm reviewing Mr. Pish's National Park Centennial Celebration: A Mr. Pish All Ages Activity Book.

I'm supposed to be reading a children's book for the IU challenge this month, and this book qualifies as that. But some of the puzzles, and even some of the detailed coloring pages, may be a challenge for the smallest readers. No matter, for the traveling terrier does his part, as usual, to encourage everybody to get outdoors and learn about the world around us. I've been visiting national parks since I was four years old, and even I learned some things from this book.

Mr. Pish's National Park Centennial Celebration is available only in paperback. Highly recommended for preparing for your next visit to a national park -- even if you only dream about it.

Source: www.rursdayreads.com/2016/09/mr-pishs-national-park-centennial.html
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review 2016-02-19 02:22
Incontinence Man - KS Brooks and Nicholas Forristal
Incontinence Man - Nicholas Forristal,K.S. Brooks,K.S. Brooks

I'm not much of a connoisseur of graphic novels, but I thought Incontinence Man was a gas.

Oh, all right. I'll try to avoid bathroom humor in the rest of my review, even though the book is full of it.

Our hero, Luke Payne of Payne Manor, is a rich playboy whose days as a crimefighter in disguise are numbered, due to some rather severe gastro-intestinal issues. His trusted servant Alfreda makes him a deal he can't refuse: see a doctor, and she'll make him a new costume in poop brown (to hide the inevitable mishap). And just in time, too, because there's a new supervillain in town -- and the crafty creature might have ties to Luke's doctor. (Gasp!)

It's clear Brooks and Forristal had a ball creating this Batman send-up. The artwork started out as real photos that were cartoonified. And if you've never read a graphic novel on a Kindle, you may be pleased to know that Amazon has built in a pop-up feature that isolates each dialogue balloon and presents them to you in order. That's a boon to those of us who find ourselves somewhat challenged when reading comics. Not that I ever have that problem.

Incontinence Man Number One was such a fun read that I'm hoping Number Two is already in the works. (Sorry, I couldn't resist one more.)

Source: www.rursdayreads.com/2016/02/incontinence-man-ks-brooks-and-nicholas.html
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