Thursday, July 14, 2011

5 W's Review

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.

What: What I think should be said is that this to me should be for older children 7 or 8. It shows an illustration of a man holding a gone going after a chimp. I am glad I read the book before allowing my son to read it. We do not allow guns real or fake in my home. We also don't let my son watch anything with guns either. We feel it should be left until a later time so he can understand what a guns purpose is.  The age range is 4-8 but I personally think 7 or 8 are about the right ages.

Where: This takes place in a jungle, the illustrations are magnificent. I do wish my son was older so he could have enjoyed this.

When: This took place during Jane Goodall's Life. This is an anytime read.

Why: Why you should read the Watcher, The illustrations and the severity of the words with out being harsh are perfect for older children.

How: You can find Jeanette Winter here.


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

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.

How: Visit Sally Lloyd-Jones and Sue heap here

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.

A Ball For Daisy Review

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.

How: Chris Raschka's Site


Blodeuedd said...

Cute shorties :D

Jenny N. said...

The cover for A Ball For Daisy is so cute.

Lauren said...

Great gift ideas for some of my mommy friends and their kiddos!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Your son sounds adorable! Cute covers.

Juju at Tales of said...

FUN! As always :)

TheBookGirl said...

I love these short reviews -- you get out all the relevant info, in a fun fashion!

Love the don't be a robber cause it's not allowed :)

Nina said...

Cute stories for the little ones. ;)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

aww!! These look so cute!

Misha said...

All the three books look so cute!
Love the cover for A Ball For Daisy.