Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Journey to Appleville

Journey to Appleville teaches me about the importance of not being afraid to tell someone what matters to you and that it takes a lot of strength to do so, like the amount it takes to venture on a journey.

The book is about a group of friends named Lui-Lui, Cassie, Lizzy, Pedro, Kenan, and Tu-Tu who decide to explore Appleville, the place to accomplish your goals. There, they meet the Appleville fairy and they tell her their weaknesses so they can overcome them. Because of their courageous actions, the Appleville fairy gives all of the friends a golden apple. The kids want to come back to accomplish their goals, as a result.

I would rate this book not one, not two, but FOUR stars for its clear understanding in the lesson that it will hopefully explain to children of all ages. I would recommend this book to the children who are afraid to share their feelings and hopefully after reading this book, they will have the courage of the kids who journeyed to Appleville.

Thank you, Veronica Appleton, for giving me this adventurous story to read with my little sister.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Lizzie Reaches the Rainbow

Lizzie's home isn't a happy one. But when Lizzie makes a wish on a rainbow and Fairy Imogen turns up, her life is changed forever. A delightful story about the magical power of imagination. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

The book, Lizzie Reaches the Rainbow teaches me about how I can be a better person. Imogen, Lizzy's rainbow fairy teaches Lizzie about the different elements of kindness like Peace for Purple and Generosity for Green so she can face the arguing of her parents. After reading this book, I feel that I can learn and continue to be a good person with or without the rainbow. The descriptions kept me wanting to read it even though it was a children's book.

When I read this book to my little sister, she said she would rate it five stars. I also think this is really the best book for children to read so I would also rate it five stars.

Thank you Lara and Tom Woods for creating a book for my sister and I to enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Visit to Mackinac Island

Each year, Ella eagerly awaits her family's summertime trip to Mackinac Island. Once the ferry docks, Ella has an agenda to uphold yet so many interesting sights, smells, and experiences seem to come first. Bold and whimsical handcrafted paper illustrations bring to life a journey to remember along the streets of Michigan's Gem. (Courtesy of Amazon)

I think the book, A Visit to Mackinac Island really gives me the feeling of Michigan. Getting to know someplace through a story really moves me and I feel eventually, that I might want to go to Mackinac Island after reading this book. I would give this book 4 stars for it's great description and when I read it, it's like I'm in the book exploring the island with Ella. Thank you Jen Tucker and Jennifer Powell for letting me read this book that I could really enjoy! 

P.S. My sister loves it also!