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Hi! Fly Guy

By Tedd Arnold

Review by Little Brother

I am getting better at reading. This was my library book this week. It is Hi! Fly Guy. It is about a kid finds a pet fly. His name is Buzz and he thinks the fly is saying his name. The fly is really saying go away! The boy catches the fly and the fly gets mad. The boy puts the fly in a show and the fly does really good. At the end, they become friends.

There are more books about Fly Guy and Buzz. I liked that I could read this with only a little help on the big words. It was silly. It was silly to say Buzz!

I recommend this to people who like flies and want them as pets. I also recommend it to kids who are learning to read.

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Rosie: A Detroit Herstory

Written by Bailey Sisoy Isgro

Illustrations by Nicole Lapointe

This book is about how women worked in the factories during the war. The men were overseas fighting so women took over their roles and made many changes at home, like vegetable gardens. This book talks about that period. In the back it has a timeline. It also explains that women who worked in factories are called “Rosies”.

I liked that this book was about women can do things that men can too. I liked learning about the history. I really liked the illustrations.

I think teachers should this in their classrooms and libraries so kids can learn about this.

I got this book as part of a Kickstarter but you can get it online -> https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/rosie-detroit-herstory.

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Love, Triangle

Written by Marcie Colleenillustrated by Bob Shea

This book is by Marcie Colleen of Super Happy Party Bears and illustrated by Bob Shea! The story is about how friendship can change when a new friend joins the group. Square and Circle were best friends since they were a dot and a speck. One day, someone new came . Their name was triangle. Triangle was different. They weren’t all best friends immediately but friendship sometimes takes time.

I love friendship stories. It was interesting to think about it with shapes. Friendship can sometimes be bent out of shape. Kids can relate to the difference in shapes. Bob Shea’s illustrations are wonderful. They are colorful and full of little surprises.

I recommend this book to people who want to learn more about friendship. Maybe the new kid in school or friends who are going through a rough patch

I give this book 300 stars ✨

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Meet the author: Shutta Crum

www.shutta.com ,  www.facebook.com/shuttacrum , https://twitter.com/shutta

I write poetry, children’s books, children’s novels and nonfiction articles for magazines and journals. By Dec. 2017, I’ll have sixteen books out. My newest book is MOUSELING’S WORDS. I love writing for kids of all ages!

Questions:

1. When you were my age did you like to read? As a kid I loved reading everything! I wanted to read all of the books in our small school library. But I did especially love adventure books.

2. What was your favorite book? One book I loved and still think fondly of is: MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN by Jean Craighead George.

3.Where do you get your ideas for books? Ideas are all around us all the time—it just takes a few quiet moments to think about why something is happening, and how if you just made on little tweak . . . really wild things could happen. I like playing “what if.” That is, asking myself what if this or that? What if a space ship landed on the roof of my house on Christmas Eve, instead of Santa?

4. Is it hard to write a book? It’s VERY difficult to write a good book! It’s easy to write a bad book. Sometimes it can take me years to finish a book. But that’s all right, because in the end I know I’ve given it my all and tried to make it the best book I can.

5. Do you have a favorite book of the ones your have written? All my young readers ask if I’ve got a favorite book of my own that I’ve written. That’s always difficult to answer because I like different ones on different days for different reasons. But, overall, MY MOUNTAIN SONG pulls at my heart because it is similar to how I spent happy summers with my grandparents. And THOMAS AND THE DRAGON QUEEN is dear to me because I had my father in mind as I wrote it.

6. What authors are you reading right now? Right now, I love many many authors! I’m reading a lot of Jason Reynold’s novels lately. And I just reread A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness. Really enjoying this reading. As far as books for the very young, I love Rosemary Wells’ books, Sandra Boynton and Jon Klassen.

7. Do you have advice for kids who want to be an author? My best advice: read, read, read! How do you know what you want to write if you don’t read at all levels and in all genres? A good writer needs to really be versed in their field. Read at least a thousand books before you begin your own.

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Don’t read this book before bed

By Anna Claybourne

(This is a National Geographic Kids book. They do send these to me to review. Just want to honest)

Now don’t read this book before bed if you plan to sleep. I guess if you don’t plan to sleep this book would be fine. It is about all kinds of different scary things, like mummies, haunted houses, the cutest blob fish in history, missing people, creepy sinkholes, Nessie and hauntingly true stories. Each story has a fright meter. I prefer the not so frightful stories.

I don’t know why but I like this book. It is creepy, like mega creepy but I learned creepy things. We all know I like to learn stuff but not creepy creepy stuff. I may have skipped those stories – sorry not sorry.

I would not recommend this to people who are easily scared or have nightmares. I don’t think GrandMary wants to read this but I bet my Dad would love it. Mom read some with me when I got to scared – we had all the lights on.

BOO 👻👻

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Opposnakes

By Salina Yoon

Early this morning, my new baby cousin was born so today’s post is for her!

I first read Opposnakes before Salina came to visit my school. It is about different snakes – opposites – Opposnakes. Like straight snake and tangled snake.

It is a flap book. The first page is one type of snake and when you open the flap you see the opposite. It is a book for little kids but still really cool.

When Salina came to my school, she used this book to explain her process. She explained that you need to look beyond the words and look at the pictures. The pictures tell you more details. For example, cold snake looks like mountains and has a scarf. Hot snake is the color of scarf and has beach stuff.

This review is to tell you to look at your books differently. Maybe next time you read a picture book, don’t read the words but tell a story just using the pictures.

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What the dinosaurs did at school

By Refe & Susan Tuma

Review by Annoying Little Brother

This book is about what the dinosaurs did at school. They aren’t real dinosaurs. They are toy dinosaurs. They get into their kid’s backpack and cause lots of trouble at school. In the art room, they paint all over each other. In the library, they break books! In the cafeteria, they throw food. At the end they cause so much trouble, they get sent home.

I liked I could read this book. I liked that it was about dinosaurs and was funny.

I recommend this book to people who want to see what toys do at school.