Book Review: Nanny in the Nursery by LM Azpiazu

Nanny in the Nursery by LM Azpiazu

If you are tired of the books that are available for children these days, Nanny in the Nursery by LM Azpiazu  may well be for you.

This collection reminds me very much of the collections I grew up with. The book does offer fresh poems and stories but, it doesn’t lean so heavy on the graphics.  Don’t get me wrong, the graphics are there and they are very good. Too often today we see books published that rely too much on the colorful pictures and don’t give the child anything to imagine.

If you really want to help your child stretch their imagination like kids used to do, Nanny in the Nursery is the book for you.

We like Nanny in the Nursery because it talks to children about using their minds.  We think this is a very refreshing and outstanding way to help your child learn to learn.

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Book Review: Voting With a Porpoise by Russell Glass and Sean Callahan, Illustrated by Daniel Howarth

Voting With a Porpoise by Russell Glass and Sean Callahan, Illustrated by Daniel Howarth

We all know we should vote.  We also know we should teach our children to vote. The book Voting With a Porpoise by Russell Glass and Sean Callahan, Illustrated by Daniel Howarth, was intended to do that, but it falls short of the mark.

This book does not teach about learning the issues for oneself and understanding where the candidates stand.

We live in a representative republic.  This means we elect officials to make laws for us.  If we do not understand the issues and where each candidate stands on those issues, our vote is dangerous. The book needs to teach children that, yes, they should vote but, they should understand what they are voting for and why.

Voting With a Porpoise can be used as a teaching tool, but parents and teachers should use it as a way to start a conversation about what voting actually means and the importance of the vote itself.

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Book Review: Sean Awesome: A Mission at Night by Jiwon Hwang, Illustrated by Sung Hong

Sean Awesome: A Mission at Night by Jiwon Hwang, Illustrated by Sung Hong

If you are looking for a cute story with amazing illustrations for your Family Home Evening, Sean Awesome: A Mission at Night by Jiwon Hwang, Illustrated by Sung Hong will more than satisfy.

The story is cute and sweet. This is a story that most very young children will find funny. All children will love the cute, unique illustrations.

We give Sean Awesome: A Mission at Night all five stars. This will make a great gift.

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Book Review: Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by Anjali Shah

Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by Anjali Shah

Available October 9, 2018

If you are looking for a great way to spend quality time with your kids, Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by Anjali Shah is one possible answer.

What could be more fun than making simple recipes that are fun and entertaining?

This book is full of easy to follow recipes that don’t take long to make and are just plain fun.  We will be working with the publisher to see if we can make some of the recipes over on our From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa YouTube Channel.

We give Kid Chef Junior all five stars and a happy face bowl of guacamole to boot.  It is well-written, full of kid jokes, and just plain fun. It would make a wonderful addition to your family home evening.

Your copy will provide you with loads of fun and a great time to bond with your kids.

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Book Review: Prancie’s Prayer by Ellen J. Pilch Illustrated by Nicolas Peruzzo

Prancie’s Prayer by Ellen J. Pilch Illustrated by Nicolas Peruzzo

By now all of our readers know that we here at McClendon Villa are animal lovers. That is why we love Prancie’s Prayer by Ellen J. Pilch, which was illustrated by Nicolas Peruzzo. It is such a wonderful story. It shows that animals are part of the Kingdom, too.

This story is Christian-based. It takes place around Christmas, so it would make a wonderful Christmas present, or early Christmas present, for your kids.

This very heartwarming story is extremely well-written and the illustrations are magnificent. We give it all five stars and a can of tuna. You are looking for a great gift for your young child. You could not do better than Prancie’s Prayer.

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Book Review: Isosceles’ Day by Kevin J. Meehan

Isosceles’ Day by Kevin J. Meehan

Isosceles’ Day by Kevin J. Meehan is a cute book about a formerly abused dog and the animal friends that he meets at his new home.

This book is written in rhyme and was very hard for me to read without thinking of Dr. Seuss, who I enjoy very much. For most of the rhyming pages, the flow was very smooth. One or two didn’t quite work, but the images more than make up for that. The images are great! I love the lizard with the peas especially.

Meehan did an excellent job with the rhyming and the illustrations. I think any young child (and grown-up, too!) will enjoy reading about Isosceles’ Day.

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Book Review: My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack

My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack

Many of our readers on our How To Manage Your Monkey blog love children’s books about cats. This is one they should add to their collection.

My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack is a sweet, short story about a little girl who really wants a kitty. How she goes about getting one is priceless.

This book is very colorfully illustrated and should capture the imagination of most young children. We give it all five stars.

If you have a young reader or soon to be reader, you really should add My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack to your bookshelf. Oh, plan to read it again and again to those little ones who love animals.

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