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review 2017-03-29 22:24
The Pout Pout Fish
The Pout-Pout Fish book and CD storytime set - Deborah Diesen

The Pout Pout Fish is a really cute book about a fish that thinks he has a "pouty" face because that is how he has also perceived himself. After claiming himself as a pout pout fish for so long, a new friend comes along and shows him a whole different view of himself - a much brighter, happier view.


You could use this story in a kindergarten, first or second grade classroom and have students construct a "pout pout" fish, and have a creative writing sheet that says "I am a pout pout fish when..." that they would complete. You could also do a graphic organizer that has a "kiss kiss" fish and a "pout pout" face, and under each picture would have "I feel cheery/pouty when..."

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review 2014-03-12 03:05
Learning to Love Yourself: Finding Your Self-Worth
Learning to Love Yourself: Finding Your Self-Worth - Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse The book was very helpful and comforting at times. It written with loving care and easy to follow. It is not one of those self help books where you read a chapter and then have to perform what is said, you are instead able to continue and absorb what was read and continue to the next chapter. I felt like this is a book where you can read over and over again gaining the loving feeling every time it is read because you are bound to take much time to learn to love oneself. Rereading will help gain that love.
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review 2014-03-12 03:00
What Is Your Self-Worth?: A Woman's Guide to Validation
What Is Your Self-Worth?: A Woman's Guide to Validation - Cheryl Saban I feel I mistook what I was going receive from this book. I thought it was going to be a book that eventually gave ideas or options on how to help myself feel less worthless but it did not. The book just describes different groups of woman and were there worth is. Yes I know from the title I should have guessed it was book that labels how woman feel into groups but I thought near the end would give me some thing. I even had the work book with it and it really made me feel more depressed because I already knew how I feel worth wise. My problem is trying to change that. It was written well for it’s subject but I found no peace of mind reading it.
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review 2013-08-25 00:00
Understanding Self Worth
Understanding Self Worth - Karen C Eddington You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

*I was sent this book by the author in exchange for an honest review*

*Cover and Description from Goodreads*

Description: Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.

Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.

Overall: ...............I need a moment to compose myself. This book was absolutely beautiful and perfect and everything you could ever want for a dystopian YA book. It is the story of a girl, Serena, living in a time where men are warlocks and rule women like they are property. When I first started reading, I was so taken aback by how harsh and disturbing the way the men treated the women, but hang in there. It gets so good. The setting was absolutely perfect, the plot was SO good. Twists and turns every second it seems. Serena was not clingy or overly emotional, she was strong and brave and hard-headed. Her story didn't even focus on love as much as it would seem, but more on how she can protect her family now that she is gone and how she will adapt to being owned by someone other than her father. I honestly could not stop reaidng this book after the time I started it. I got those anxious butterflies in my stomach when you really want to read but cant at the moment. The plot was different from most of the dystopian, fantasy, Ya books, which was refreshing. You know which ones i'm talking about, the ache to read that book. Let's see, what else can I say other than to read it now before you miss out? Get the book here or here!

Characters: I loved Serena, like I said before. I absolutely adored Zade....he was kind and sensitive and so freaking sweet and shy. He is my boyfriend, I called dibs! I also liked Katherine, who I could perfectly picture and fell in love with! I loved Cynthia, Serena's sister, who was always there for her. I could go on and on about all of these characters.

Quotes: I couldn't highlight any because my phone hates me, but here are a few that I can find.

"The pain is already receding from where he hit me, but the damage has been done."

"They are the shadows I've always been taught they are. But don't I sometimes do the same with Father and my family? Stand back where I can't be seen, waiting and watching."

Recommend?: 1000000/5 stars. You can round it to 5/5 stars. So amazing! Read it now! Please? For me?

Comment your thoughts!

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review 2013-08-23 00:00
Understanding Self Worth
Understanding Self Worth - Karen C Eddington This book was really hard for me to get in to. I am not one of those that can take dominating males easily. I cringe at the thought of them being controlling and spitting out their crude comments. And let me tell you, this book was all about them...absolutely filled to the brim. At one time I almost put the book down it was so much. And even after finishing it I still am not sure how I really feel about the book. Let me start with the things I didn't like...

*Of course I didn't like the dominating males. These are not the usual Alpha Males we read about...these are controlling and abusive ones. Ugh. They are so dang pathetic in my eyes. Soon I was ready to pull out the claws and go to town on all their faces. And maybe their genitals, too. How dare they act this way. How dare they treat woman as worthless objects.

*I wasn't crazy about the MC Serena. I know she has been forced to grow up as a weak female, bowing down to all males. But even after all that Zade does for her, she was constantly flinching and thinking he was going to beat her. Nothing he did gave her reason to believe that he would beat her. You'd think after all the time they spent together she would have learned it before the end of the book came. I don't know. I guess it is just me. I have never been in a controlling, abusive relationship...so I cannot relate.

*Another thing was that there was not near enough romance. I am a chick that has to have romance in her stories. HAS TO! And when I read through this one and only saw minor blips of it, I was disappointed. I hated that I had to wait until the end for most of it...which ended up being eh.
Ok, as for the things I did like? I loved the author's writing and how easily it flowed throughout the story. I will definitely be checking out more of her stuff in the future. When a story flows and is well developed, I find it easy to fly through it. This author writes and writes well. A++ for that.

I also loved Zade. So much! I really wish there would have been more of him in the story. He had so much potential to lay on the swoon...so having him in the story more, being a little more romantic, would have been awesome.

So even though I was invested in this book, enough that found myself reading during the day (which is almost unheard of with me), I just wasn't feeling it. I love the time period and the fantasy aspect, but the story itself wasn't enough for me to fall in love with it. Just enough for me to like it. 3 stars for me!
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