Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Gerald and Piggie

I LOVE GERALD AND PIGGIE!  That is all I can say they are the funniest, simplest books I know. They are great to read aloud too.  Mo Willems rocks!  I have read these to 8th graders and they laugh outloud!  Go read them NOW!

Some that I have read recently are:

There is a Bird on Your Head!

Today I Will Fly!

Pigs Make Me Sneeze!

Really, these crack me up :)

Back again-a few reviews

Audio book---Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton

Not impressed with this book.  It was a good story but I found this audio book repetitive.  It didn't flow.  I was very surprised because the story could have been told in a very expressive way instead of the sputtering way the story came together. I definitely felt Bethany Hamilton needed a better editor to help her tell her story.  I hear the movie was great if that is any consolation.  Now to leave with a positive.  I did like how she connected her faith to not only her recovery but her further success and view of the world.

Anya's War by Andrea Alban

This story was very unique. It told of a Jewish family during WWII who move to Shanghai to escape the Hitler massacres.  There is a clash of cultures, teen angst, and the opening of a whole new world to a young adult.  I loved how the main character came away with knowing herself more but also a certain respect for her past. I came away wanting more story from this book.  It was very good, but it ended a little too soon for me. Definitely worth the read.