Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Book Reviews!!! YAY!
I know, I know- I normally don't write book reviews on my blog (except for all that blathering on I do about my own work, which really doesn't count), but this chapter book for early readers has caught my eye and I thought I'd share. I have an 8 year old reluctant reader in my house and always like hearing input on good books for this age group.
Anyway, this book "the Great Snowball Escapade" struck a chord around here. Life is full of changes and so often they are challenging ones. This is the story of Wilhemena Brooks, a little girl who's life has hit a bit of a rough patch and her cousin, Bud Dunphry, who's in more of a tailspin. Together they discover that their new life together can be okay, maybe even good. It's a simply told story with realistic overtones and is the book to buy for any kid going through a difficult life change. The illustrations are gritty but charming and it's a truly engaging novel.
Now back to my book....
This is a hilarious video of Dr Twistid reading "The Horribles"!!
"People are willing to take these extraordinary chances to become writers, musicians, or painters, and because of them, we have a culture. If this ever stops, our culture will die, because most of our culture, in fact, has been created by people that got paid nothing for it--people like Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Van Gogh or Mozart."-Kurt Vonnegut