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review 2016-11-11 05:07
Andy and His Yellow Frisbee
Andy and His Yellow Frisbee - Mary Thompson

This book is great for addressing diversity in the classroom- especially for an inclusive classroom. Andy, the main character in this novel, has autism and spend most of his recess time alone on the playground. The other students don't quite understand Andy, but a new girl to the school tries to befriend Andy. The intended audience for this book is 2nd grade. At his age, students are more apt to realize the difference between themselves and other students- especially those who are in need of special aids. Children this age are curious and just want to understand their peers. An activity I could use for this book are to have the students come up with ways to befriend other peers who may be little different than they are- whether it be different skin color, different disabilities, or different family backgrounds. Diversity in the classroom is so important and it is imperative to create a positive and accepting classroom climate. 

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review 2016-11-10 16:48
Andy and his yellow frisbee
Andy and His Yellow Frisbee - Mary Thompson

This is a cute book to read to your class before you get a new students, who you know has autism. 

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review 2016-05-25 15:26
Where is Stacie?
Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee - Mary G. Thompson

Amy, Chelsea, Stacie, Dee is an outstanding book! For being a YA book, it is sort of dark, so if you do not want little ones knowing about rape or brainwashing, then don't let them read it. Otherwise, it is a great book- very well written. I could not put the book down all weekend and wanted to know everything that happened to Amy and Dee after they were kidnapped. Me being the true crime/forensics fanatic, I found myself comparing the story to many high profile cases that we have all seen on the news. 


Amy was kidnapped, along with her cousin Dee, 6 years previously. She was never meant to be taken, but she wound up back on her parents doorstep with no harm done to her. The next events include confusion, therapy, and Dee's mother wanting answers from Amy to the point of her screaming and throwing items around. Amy tries to be a normal girl and get back into her old routines when she was 10, but flashbacks haunt her and cause her to lose time throughout the day. She has to go back and make everything right with her kidnapper and for Dee. 


Check out the book by Mary G. Thompson on Amazon!






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review 2013-12-03 12:14
The perfect way to celebrate Glam Rock - one of the great musical scenes
Wired Up!: Glam, Proto Punk, and Bubblegum European Picture Sleeves, 1970-1976 - Jeremy Thompson,Mary Blount,Tommy Chung,Phil King,Robin Wills

Wired Up!: Glam, Proto Punk, and Bubblegum European Picture Sleeves, 1970-1976 is a gorgeous artefact. 384 pages that lovingly chronicle European glam rock seven inch single sleeves of the 1970s.

Whilst boring old Britain used to sell seven inch singles in plain paper sleeves, until the advent of punk rock changed this practice for the majority of single releases, in the rest of Europe the picture sleeve was standard throughout the whole of the 1970s. 

So, along with covers for Sweet, Slade, and T.Rex singles, and other familiar names like Rubettes, Hello, Mud, Suzi Quatro, there are covers for a host of other acts that frequently sound too perfect to be true. Many of these acts are now highly collectable and celebrated on so-called JunkShop Glam compilations. 

Be honest, if, to pluck a few favourite examples, Sandwich, Toggle, Shag, Zipper, Crunch, Hobnail, Pantherman, Clutch, Streak, Tiger, Stud Leather, and so on, had never existed we'd have to make them up. 

Many of these singles have fabulous designs, with garish colours, great glam outfits and 70s typography. They are very beautiful, and this book is a wonderful thing if you are attracted to such things. 

Not only do we get the single covers, there are also short interviews with members of Iron Virgin, Hector, The Jook, The Hammersmith Gorillas, Milk N'Cookies, and Brett Smiley. Most of these detailing thwarted ambition, mismanagement, and some great memories. 

This book is the perfect way to celebrate Glam Rock - one of the great musical scenes. 4/5

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review 2013-07-08 20:21
Escape from the Pipe-Men
Escape from the Pipe Men! - Mary G. Thompson

A juvenile sci-fi book. I received my copy from the author to review. The premise was interesting, and I suspect a certain age and type of reader might enjoy it. For myself, I found the world rather unconvincing, and wished that motivations had been fleshed out a little more. Still, it was a quick, plot driven read.

Source: bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/mini-reviews-late-june/#Escape from the Pipe Men
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