Monday, February 5, 2018

Birthday Month

I'll be taking a break from my blog while I celebrate my birthday. It's the one where I officially enter my late 20s so I'll be dealing with a mid-life crisis.

Littles by Kelly DiPucchio
32671344This picture book is told in rhyme and shows how babies are cared for while they grow up. DiPucchio pens the words while Ford draws the art. I completely loved this book. It is so cute. This would be a great read for toddlers who now have baby siblings. It shows them that they were babies once too and you should look after your brother or sister. The rhyme scheme makes this ideal for a story time. And the art goes along with the words beautifully. Ford did great with drawing all types of families and not bringing attention to it. It’s all love when it comes to families.

But shout out to the scene showing a mother breastfeeding her child. A baby eating should be acceptable to any and every one in all forms of media.

If You Were the Moon by Laura Purdie Salas
If You Were the MoonIf You Were the Moon tells the reader what the moon actually does while we’re all asleep. A small child wishes that she could be the moon, hanging out in the sky doing nothing. Each page then explains the moon’s purposes and how people on Earth celebrate it. Salas writes the facts while Kim draws the art. Salas did a good job using basic words for a younger audience. I’d recommend this for 4-5 year olds. It’d be a good read for any child interested in space. The tone is conversational and doesn’t feel too heavy for a child to read by themselves. Kim’s art is great; I personally disliked when the characters’ had their mouths open. It just looked weird to me.

The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
The Boy on the Bridge (The Hungry Plague, #2)The Boy on the Bridge is a prequel to Mike Carey’s first novel, The Girl with All the Gifts. It’s set 10 years before the events of the first book. We’re on the Rosalind Franklin, the abandoned war truck that was found by Melanie. Carey tells the reader what happened to the crew and how it came to be left in the middle of nowhere.

I thought this book was a sequel and was very interested in seeing the new world after the virus had become airborne. Instead, the clock is turned back and we’re dropped into political and survival turmoil with a group of people we don’t even know. I really liked the new characters and I’m happy the author decided to stick with multiple POVs. It really shows all the distrust within the crew and with the new world they’re trying to live in. There are a few similarities with the first novel but it has no problem standing on its own. The epilogue gives you a brief glance in what happened to Melanie but this novel could be read independently.

I listened to this book and the voice actor did a great job. I’m a sucker for British accents. I wasn’t bored one bit while she spoke. She read each character well.

Doctor Strange vol 4: Mr. Misery by Jason Aaron
Doctor Strange, Vol. 4: Mr. Misery
Mr. Misery is volume five in the newest Doctor Strange comic series. Strange never took on the full consequences for using magic and it created the entity, Mr. Misery. It’s a manifestation of all of Strange’s pain and suffering. Wong is its forced host and Strange is trying to find a way to save him.

I really enjoyed this volume. It’s my favorite one of the series so far. Misery is an excellent villain. This series have the best protagonists I’ve read in Marvel comics. They actually pose a real threat to our heroes. I couldn’t get enough of the action scenes. The art helped up to all the chaos and showed Misery as the menacing thing that it is. Now that Zelma is an official apprentice, I can’t wait to see her kick some mystical ass. Though, she’s already been doing that.