Dad of Divas' Reviews

Monday, January 15, 2018

Book Review - A Busy Creature's Day Eating





About the Book
Apples! Berries! Cereal! Is there anything this Busy Creature can't crunch? Mo Willems tells an alphabetical tale of hunger, hubris, regret, and redemption as a Busy Creature hilariously chomps and chews its way from A to P and then to Z.


My Take on the Book
This is a very cute book that walks you through the alphabet in a fun way as the creature in this book eats its' way through the alphabet. You will love reading this with your own child as I know I did myself!


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Monday, January 1, 2018

Book Review - Luciana: Braving the Deep




About the Book
Luciana Vega wants to be the first kid on Mars. But first she's got to be a good team player here on Earth.

Luciana can't wait to take off for youth astronaut training camp. She hopes to be chosen to dive to an underwater habitat where real astronauts train for life in space. But when Luci accuses her diving partner of sabotage, no one believes her and her chances of making the diving team sink fast. Things hit rock bottom when Luci has an underwater crisis. Suddenly, making the dive team isn't her biggest worry. She'll have to conquer her fears if she ever wants to make it to Mars. If she can't, will she have to kiss her dreams of becoming an astronaut good-bye?
 


My Take on the Book
This was a fun book that introduced us to the new American Girl of 2018. This was a ton of fun and the new American Girl of the year was a great character that showed a ton of tenacity. We love reading about these new American Girl characters and if you have never read these in the past, you truly should!


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Friday, December 29, 2017

Book Review - Pug Pals: Two's A Crowd

Pug Pals: Two's A Crowd




About the Book
Two pugs. One beloved toy bunny. What could go wrong?

Sunny's new little sister, Rosy, is getting her paws into everything. When Rosy takes Sunny's favorite toy, Mr. Bunny, and loses him, Sunny is barking mad.

But when Rosy sets off on her own to find and rescue Mr. Bunny, Sunny starts to worry. Rosy's never been outside by herself before. Sunny will have to gather all the canine courage she has and go after them -- before Rosy and Mr. Bunny are both lost fur-ever!




My Take on the Book
This was a very cute story with some very fun pals that while they get into a bit of a spat over a favorite toy in the end they have to work together to get through the challenge. The book was a quick read that you will love to read together with your kids. There are some larger themes within the book in relation to friendship and more that as a parent I love to see in a book. This was a fun book for all!

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Book Review - Victor Shmud, Total Expert: Night of the Living Things

Victor Shmud, Total Expert: Night of the Living Things




About the Book
Fresh from his intergalactic adventure, Victor is casting about for something new to apply his formidable know how to. The obvious next step is cello-making. However, the not so mellifluous sounds that emanate from his creations are enough to wake the dead. That's right, there are zombies let loose and it's up to Victor, Patty, and the long-suffering, always faithful Dumpylumps to not get eaten.



My Take on the Book
This was a great book with a character that you will love to get to know. Victor is a character that you have to love. The author brings forward great artwork and a great story and you have to love that in this book you get living dead and some great characters fighting to send the dead back where they should reside. The book is a quick read and combined with great artwork and a compelling story I know that my daughter and I were completely engaged and drawn into the story from beginning to end and you will be too!

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Book Review - Smart Cookie

Smart Cookie




About the Book
Sometimes you need to keep a few secrets.

Frankie knows she'll be in big trouble if Dad discovers she secretly posted a dating profile for him online. But she's determined to find him a wife, even if she ends up grounded for life. Frankie wants what she had before Mom died. A family of three. Two is a pair of socks or the wheels on a bicycle or a busy weekend at the B&B where Frankie and Dad live. Three is a family. And Frankie's is missing a piece.

But Operation Mom is harder to pull off than Frankie expects. None of the Possibles are very momish, the B&B's guests keep canceling, Frankie's getting the silent treatment from her once best friend, and there's a maybe-ghost hanging around. Worst of all, Gram and Dad are definitely hiding secrets of their own.

If a smart cookie like Frankie wants to save the B&B and find her missing piece, she's going to have to figure out what secrets are worth keeping and when it's time to let go.



My Take on the Book
In this book you get a great main character but also a number of other characters that you will love to get to meet too. The main character is a very fun character that you can relate to as a reader. My daughter and I read this together and we loved how Frankie narrated the story and you are taken through all of the highs, lows and more when it comes to her world. Her friends and family are quite eccentric , but in the end you also get to see everything coming together. Frankie is a character that I know that we rooted for and I know that you will root for her too.

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Book Review - Wings of Fire Graphic Novel: The Dragonet Prophecy

Wings of Fire Graphic Novel: The Dragonet Prophecy



About the Book
Not every dragonet wants a destiny ...

Clay has grown up under the mountain, chosen along with four other dragonets to fulfill a mysterious prophecy and end the war between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia. He's not so sure about the prophecy part, but Clay can't imagine not living with the other dragonets; they're his best friends.

So when one of the dragonets is threatened, all five spring into action. Together, they will choose freedom over fate, leave the mountain, and fulfill their destiny -- on their own terms.

The New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series takes flight in this first graphic novel edition, adapted by the author with art by Mike Holmes.




My Take on the Book
This was another great book that, as a graphic novel, really brings in some amazing art to the story that is being shared. This was a great story, with strong characters that is fully complete. The artists in this book did a great job to capture the story and the world behind the words. We really enjoyed reading this together and whether you usually would read a book about dragons or not, you will love this book!!

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Book Review - Ink

Ink



About the Book
There are no secrets in Saintstone.

From the second you're born, every achievement, every failing, every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin. There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor.

After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. That is, until she glimpses a mark on the back of his neck . . . the symbol of the worst crime a person can commit in Saintstone. Leora knows it has to be a mistake, but before she can do anything about it, the horrifying secret gets out, jeopardizing her father's legacy . . . and Leora's life.

In her startlingly prescient debut, Alice Broadway shines a light on the dangerous lengths we go to make our world feel orderly--even when the truth refuses to stay within the lines. This rich, lyrical fantasy with echoes of Orwell is unlike anything you've ever read, a tale guaranteed to get under your skin . . .




My Take on the Book
This was a fascinating story. To think that the positive and negatives within my life could show up in ink throughout my body seems a bit scary in many ways. In reading Ink I have to say that the book was thoroughly entertaining. I loved the characters and the plot. The books' concepts really bring out some social mores from today's society that are also shown in the society in this book. It was interesting to see how society could be controlled by a mere few as they let people know about you through the ink that was placed on your skin. There were so many issues that were raised in this book that makes you think in so many ways. There were some great twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat and the main character was one that I could connect with and feel empathy for too. This was a great book that all should read!


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