Saturday, July 15, 2017

Summer Reading Part 2

7 ate 9 by Tara Lazar
5 STAR RATING

7 Ate 9This book is bursting at the seams with puns so parents will enjoy reading this to their kids. It'll make both child and adult laugh and have have good time trying to solve the case. The art is clean and simple, helping add mystery to the case. Private I is a good detective, I'd come to him with a crime anytime.









Cat on the Bus by Aram Kim
4 STAR RATING

Cat on the BusThis is mostly a nonverbal book, a picture book in its original form. A stray cat is cold and hungry when it gets on the bus and finds a forever home. The art is very pretty. I wouldn't recommend this for a bedtime story since there are next to no words but it's a great visual read for smaller kids who might want a cat of their own.









Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
4 STAR RATING

Jabari JumpsFor a debut picture book, Cornwall seems like a natural. Jabari just finished his swimming lessons and is now ready to tackle the diving board. But once at the pool, he's hesitant to take the dive. His dad lets him know that it's okay to be scared and to take a deep breath. It's a great story for kids that need a little encouragement to face their fears. The city landscape has to get a shout out; I found it extremely interesting that the buildings were newspaper clippings or pages from a book. It looked very cool.







Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith Jr
3 STAR RATING

Brick by Brick
The poetry writing was unexpected but I still liked it. It made the book story time friendly. I would recommend this for older children, around 6 or 7. It's a great conversation starter between children and adults on the subject.










One-Punch Man vol 8 by ONE
4 STAR RATING

One-Punch Man, Vol. 8

It's been too long since I've read this series. Saitama is just a great character. I love the way he plays off of the other characters. The action scenes are a little clearer to understand. This volume was much shorter than I would have liked but the bonus stories were hilarious.