Summary: Three farmers, each one
meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his
Review: I loved Roald Dahl as a child so I knew I would
enjoy this quick read. It is a very cute story about persistence and the will
to survive and provide for one’s family. It is a funny book and a good lesson
for kids to never give up and think outside the box.
Summary: Bear is supposed to sleep through the winter, but he is
afraid that he will miss out on the Duck family’s fun. He tries to fight off the sleepy feeling he
has, but Mother Duck finally says that bears are supposed to sleep through the
winter.He cannot fight who he is.She even promised him that he wouldn’t miss
anything.When Bear wakes up refreshed
and ready to go in the spring he sees that Mother Duck has kept her
promise.She gives him a photo album of what they did during the winter.The end page of the book has “photos” of how
Bear was included in the family all winter long.
Review: This is a very cute book.It’s a nice story of how much Bear and the Duck family love each
other.But Bear still needs to do what
is right for him, and the Duck family included Bear in their winter activities
whenever they can.The illustrations are
cute and expressive. A sweet book to
share with a child.
Summary: A witch
called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe
in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when
his little sister, Erica, is 'took' to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty
Review: A scary
tale that has a slight Hansel and Gretel vibe. When Dan and his family move
into a new home nothing is right about it- the woods, the house, the
creepiness. His younger sister, Erica, is even more afraid of her new home.
When the kids at school tell them the stories about girl that disappeared and
the witch who lives on the hill with her evil pet, Erica is petrified. She
starts to only talk to her doll and as everyone else in the house starts to act
different Dan starts to wonder what’s happening. One day he catches his sister
in the woods and as he sees something coming towards her he pulls her away and
leaves her doll there. His sister is so upset that when the witch catches her
alone and tells her to go with her she goes. As everyone starts to look for the
sister the horrifying real tale of the house starts to sound familiar. You
might want to leave the lights on at night after reading this story. Not for
the faint of heart.
Summary: In order to stay in the warm and cozy home he has
longed for, Shoe Dog must learn to stop chewing shoes.
Review: This was a great book and the illustrations are
wonderful. The dog in this story is adopted from a shelter and is given the
name “Shoe Dog” when his new owner is trying to shoo him away from chewing on
her shoes. His obsession with chewing on shoes keeps him from sleeping on the
bed and it’s such a cute story because it shows us the perspective of a dog.
Shoe dog did not want to go back to the shelter so he decided he would stop
chewing shoes. I think this was an adorable story that people of all ages would
enjoy, especially if they have a “Shoe Dog” of their own.