The 5 W's mini reviews. Are short and quick reviews. This does not mean that the books were taken lightly or that the were not as good as any other book. This is just a way for me to get through all the books I have read and a way for me to keep track of the books.
The Watcher; Jeanette Winter
A Ball For Daisy; Chris Raschka
How to Get a Job By Me the Boss; Sally Lloyd-Jones & Sue Heap
Synopsis (taken from goodreads)
Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans will welcome this fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary person and the animals to whom she has dedicated her life
The Watcher Review
Who: The Watcher; Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps. The depiction of Jane Goodall's life was fabulous for children. It's a great way to show how hard her journey was and her life's goal.
The know-it-all narrator from the New York Times Bestselling How to Be a Baby is back with the third book in the series. This time, she knows all about how to get a job, and she walks readers through the whole process: from deciding what you want to be all the way to acing the interview (tip: don't bring your pet gerbils). This book is sure to be a hit with kids who love to play pretend and dream about what they're going to be when they grow up.
How to Get a Job By Me the Boss Review
Who: This says it for 4-8 yrs of age...I'd say it's meant for any age.
What: The idea of giving children a little insight about how the world works in a fun way is a blessing.
Where: It takes place in every job field. So many to choose from, hard to choose.
When: I would read this anytime, it would be a great car ride book. The colors are so contrast and beautiful. It keeps their attention
Why: My favorite quote is "Except you shouldn't be a Robber. It's not allowed." It had some quick witted words that any adult would enjoy reading to their children.
Here's a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.
Who: Daisy is an exciting character or at least my son is over joyed with her.
What: There are no words but as you know a picture is worth a thousand words. My son was actually yelling "Momma, Look dog share."
Where: This takes place at Daisy's favorite spot, the park and a comfy couch.
When: I read this to my son before bed, he likes to point at all the colors ad watch the dogs.
Why: The illustrations alone are reason enough to buy A Ball For Daisy. This has to be my son's favorite book.