Monday, July 22, 2013

Mini Monday #46

Mini Monday: Where my son and I do two “mini” reviews on two children’s books. Each book will get a Thumbs up, Middle Thumb, or Thumbs down rating!

Excuse Me! by Lisa Kopelke
32 pages
Published by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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A frog who loves to burp learns the value of good manners.

Well that synopsis does a pretty good job of summing it up! This book follows are a frog named…Frog. When he was little everyone thought it was so cute when he burped but as he grew up it was not so cute, just gross! He gets kicked out of town and quickly learns the value of manners and how much he wants to be with his friends and family.


We liked the artwork in this book and of course the boys loved all the burping. This book does a good job of teaching how important it is to say excuse me and have polite manners when eating.


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The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf
Illustrated by The Brothers Hilts

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 16th 2012 by Putnam Juvenile
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The wonder of nighttime comes to life in this breathtaking debut

When the Insomniacs move twelve time zones away for Mrs. Insomniac's new job, the family has an impossible time adapting to the change. They try everything to fall asleep at night--take hot baths, count to one thousand, sip mugs of milk--but nothing helps. Venturing out into the dark, they learn there is a whole world still awake and a beauty in their new and unconventional schedule.

Ideal for bedtime reading, this gorgeous and lyrical story celebrates nighttime's mystery and magic.

After traveling half way around the world and not being able to get their sleep schedule to normal, the Insomnicas learn to be night owls. The do everything a normal family does, they just do it at night. The daughter starts to take online night classes and the mother and father get night jobs. The daughter even gets some nocturnal pets. We enjoyed the illustrations and I really like the way the people and animals were drawn. That is what drew me to pick up the book in the first place. I would like to find more book illustrated by The Brothers Hilts


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