“Froggy’s Best Babysitter” by Jonathan London

Froggy's Best BabysitterFroggy’s Best Babysitter by Jonathan London
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Froggy’s Best Babysitter” by Jonathan London was awesome. My daughter really loved the book. She followed along with me all the way through until the end and even helped me out with some of the words. She really liked the pictures that accompanied the text too…they were so bright and colorful. It was really easy for her to follow along with the story.
As a parent, I enjoyed “Froggy’s Best Babysitter as well. I think it really kept my daughter engaged which, to me, is very important as she approaches the age where she will be learning to read.
I give it 5 stars.

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“The Berenstain Bears and the Jump Rope Contest” by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears and the Jump Rope ContestThe Berenstain Bears and the Jump Rope Contest by Stan Berenstain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The Berenstain Bears and the Jump Rope Contest” was entertaining…like all of the Berenstain books, it was a great reading resource for my daughter and Sister in her jump rope contest was hilarious.
I was very happy that my daughter enjoyed it.
I give it 4 stars.

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Review: Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Adventure

Kathryn the Grape's Colorful Adventure
Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Adventure by Kathryn Cloward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Adventure” by Kathryn Cloward is a wonderful resource for children who need help building their self-esteem and who need help learning ways in which they are valuable to others. The story begins with Kathryn the Grape eating dinner. She doesn’t like what they are having for dinner and never has and, because of this, she feels as if her parents love her brothers more than she because they, sometimes, serve the dinner she doesn’t like.
Going forward, Maggie, a fairy to Kathryn, is introduced and takes Kathryn the Grape on a magical adventure showing her that she has, within her, the values and the fruits that make her a great person, a “colorful” person. All she has to do in look inside of herself and act on them, and she will find them. Maggie also reminds her that everybody, including her parents and her brothers, are “colorful” too.
Personally, I really liked this book. As a parent, I will definitely keep this book in mind for my daughter to read as she gets older.
I give it 4 stars.

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Review: Thank You

Thank You
Thank You by Kelly Doudna
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Thank you” by Kelly Doudna is part of the SandCastle 3 – Good Manners series. It contains a series of sentences combined with illustrations that introduce your reader to situations in which their response would be “thank you.” My daughter really loved it…she kept flipping each page saying “thank you, thank you.”. She already knew to say this to be polite when someone does something for you, gives you something, etc…, but it was just really niced to have it enforced.
As a parent, of course I love this book because it teaches my child to have good manners, and I’ll put another book from this series on hold at the library.

I give it 5 stars.

P.S.  “Thank You” was provided on-loan from my local library.

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Review: Max Goes to the Playground

Max Goes to the Playground
Max Goes to the Playground by Adria F. Klein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Max Goes to the Playground” by Adria F. Klein was really cute. It’s about Max and his friend Jose spending the day at the playground. My daughter liked this book because it showed a playground, and she loves going to the park. And, the book had a lot of colors which she could easily identify with.
As a parent, I really liked this book because, not only did it help my child be more interative in reading, but the author also showed Max sharing his playground time with a friend, and I think sharing is real important.
I give it 5 stars.

P.S.  “Max Goes to the Playground” is provided on-loan from my local library.

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Review: Pony Brushes His Teeth

Pony Brushes His Teeth
Pony Brushes His Teeth by Michael Dahl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Pony Brushes His Teeth” was funny…during the story, Pony imitates his dad by brushing his teeth just like he does. I really liked this book because I’ve been working with my daughter more on the right technique on brushing her teeth so it was great for her to see Pony brushing his teeth and also to see the end result…that his teeth were so white at the end.
My daughter chuckled and point out how big Pony’s teeth were, but I thought this was a good illustration by the illstrator, Oriol Vidal, because, after all, the book is about Pony brushing his teeth.

I give it 4 stars.

P.S.  “Pony Brushes His Teeth” was provided on-loan from my local library.

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Review: Hats Can Help: The Sound of H (Wonder Books

Hats Can Help: The Sound of H (Wonder Books
Hats Can Help: The Sound of H (Wonder Books by Alice K. Flanagan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Hats Can Help: The Sound of H” by Alice K. Flanagan was really good…having went through the book prior in the alphabet, this author does not miss. She uses very attractive pictures to complement the simple, basic sentences that she has your beginner reader going through…my daughter could name on-sight some of the pictures in this book…horse, clown and bread just to name a few.
And, of course, as a mom, I really liked this book…I enjoy seeing my daughter engaged in activity where she is having fun and learning at the same time.

I give it 5 stars.

P.S.  “Hats Can Help:  The Sound of H” was provided on-loan from my local library.

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