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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Creative Sticker Fun: Pirates



Release Date - September 2014

B Small Publishing

Book Review by Bob Walch

This sticker dress-up activity book encourages the reader to use the provided stickers to complete the pages showing these animal pirates engaged in various activities. There are colorful hats for the various crew members and special beach wear for when they go ashore. 
 
The seventy stickers are to be used in one of the five special scenarios that are provided for the pirates. These include some undersea exploration, being caught in a storm and an Arctic adventure.

Obviously this book is only appropriate for a child who can keep the stickers in the book and not on other surfaces like walls and furniture. The stickers also pose a choking hazard, so make sure any child given the book will not be tempted to put the stickers in his/her mouth. Keep the book away from younger children as well.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Animals in Danger by Pierre de Hugo



Release Date - June 2014


Moonlight Publishing

Book Review by Bob Walch

There are quite a few endangered animals picture books available. What sets this book and series apart are the transparent pages that are included. It is an interesting touch that shows the creatures in similar but also slightly altered environments.

Overall the illustrations are quite good but there’s not a lot of narrative, although there is probably enough for a young child. The best audience for this book would be younger readers who are just being exposed to the topic of endangered species.