Monday, August 12, 2013

Mini Monday #49

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

E-mergency by Tom Lichtenhel & Ezra Fields-Meyer

Release Date: June 7th 2011
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Source: Library
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It's an E-mergency! The letter E took a tumble and the only way to get her back on her foot is for people to stop using her. But who can take her place? The other letters have to make a decision ASAP. Z is too sleepy and Y asks way too many questions. Thankfully, O rolls in to try and save the day. Now E can rost up and got bottor . . . as long as ovorybody follows the rulos. Chock-full of verbal and visual puns, this zany book is sure to tickle both the brain and the funny bone.

I picked this book up randomly from the library and when I showed it to my son he got all excited and said that they read that book at school. So I went ahead and still got it so my younger son could hear it since my older son seemed to like it.

This book is all about the letter E and what would happen if the letter E was hurt and we couldn’t use it anymore. It was really fun reading all the little comments that the other letters (and a couple punctuation marks) were making. Going through the book and having to use the letter O for any word that used the letter E was really hard but pretty funny.

There is a graph at the end of the book that shows the percentages of each letter used in the English language and E is definitely used more than any other letter. That was a neat thing to include in the book. I actually learned something.

As I said before, my son really enjoyed this book and we both liked the illustrations. 


Thumbs up!
Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack
Illustrated by Henry Cole
Release Date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Format: Hardcover
: 29
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When life on the Tucker farm is disrupted by the arrival of a peacock, whose shrieking and strutting bring many welcome visitors, the hens complain that they are doing all of the work until the hound suggests a trade.

Since we were so busy this last weekend I didn’t get a chance to read this one to my boys but I did pick it up myself and I think they would have enjoyed it. This book has won an CCBA Book of the Year Award so that should say something.
This book is all about a peacock that falls off the back of a truck. He has never been on a farm before so he is not sure what to do. He decides to ruffle is feathers and walk around squawking, which in turn brings visitors to the farm’s produce stand. The hen’s get a little angry feeling that they are doing all the work so the peacock and the hens work out an agreement. This is where the book gets a little funny.  
I enjoyed the illustrations and the book has a good message that everyone’s job is important even if someone else doesn’t think it is.

Thumbs up!

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