Sandra Markle, Author; Mia Posada, Illustrator
Lerner Publishing Group
Pub Date Apr 1 2013
journey captured here. The godwit is an amazing bird and this book taught me
that. The author’s note at the end of the book that says why the godwit holds a
special place in her heart added its own value to the book. Resources for
further learning are provided as well at the end of the book.
amazing journey of the godwit. The book follows the journey of one female
godwit from birth through her triumphs and travails as she grows up in Alaska
to the end of her journey in New Zealand.
thumbs up, as did I.
wonderful illustrations many times again.)
since I wondered how the name ‘godwit’ came about for this magical bird:
part of an all-powerful deity, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. One
ornithologically-oriented etymologist suggests that the word’s roots were the
Angle-Saxon word “god” meaning “good,” and the Anglo-Saxon
word “whita” meaning either “animal,” “bird” or
“good eating,” but then another etymologist said, no, that was too
easy to be true. Others have suggested that the name is onomatopoetic, derived
from the birds’ call, but that theory doesn’t have a lot of historical support,
either, and none of the calls sound particularly like the word. In short,
nobody knows why godwits are called godwits. (If they’d stuck with one of the
old names — spikebill — things might be a little clearer.)’
Lerner Publishing Group
Pub Date Jan 1 2013
than a book offering any details of this process. This book is perfect for
younger children who love cars and are still learning to read. My 10 year old enjoyed the photos and breezed
the book in minutes though he would have loved to learn more than he could from
the book since he is a car fanatic himself.
that is definitely a plus point of the book.
Fairies at Bedtime
Tales of Inspiration and Delight for You to Read with Your Child – to Enchant, Comfort and Enlighten
Karen Wallace and Lou Kuenzler
Watkins Publishing Limited
Pub Date Nov 8 2012
is good, the affirmations great, the illustrations bright, colorful, detailed
and discussion worthy but the stories themselves get a little repetitive and
are just a little too short for me (for my six year old as well).
I did enjoy ‘The Get-better
Garden’ and a couple of other stories mainly because they were a little longer
and a little different from the others.
I enjoyed reading the discussion about different types of fairy-folk around the world as well as the exercises
and suggestions to help kids calm down/meditate given at the end of the book.
Overall, this might work for
kids aged 3 to 5 years old (to read aloud to them) but the stories are not the best part of this book.
Reading Level: 3 to 5
review copy of the three books above reviewed today. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on
these books were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my
personal opinions formed when I read the books.
The Honk of Zagonk [Kindle Edition]
Pat Hatt (Author), Ozzy Esha (Illustrator)
November 26, 2012
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (yay!)
Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Comics: Tales of the World’s Wildest Beasts (Graphic Spin)(digital ARC)
Q: Can you get work done with background noise or do you need the room silent?
A: I definitely do work with a lot of background noise. As a child, I would
study with the TV on next to me and as an adult and more importantly, as a mom,
I do work with background sounds all the time:). Like right at this
moment, I am writing this post as my 6-year-old DD does math problems loudly in
her head sitting next to me!
But I do have to say that I can get more work done and work done faster when
it is silent, though I can certainly get work done (or rather continue to work,
albeit at a slower pace) when I have background noise around.
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