Note about my Reviews

Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mom and Me Monday's: Jesse Edition

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Penguin Young Reader Group
Ages: For reading 4-8: For chewing and reading to your child -9mths and up

Description: Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a perennial favourite with children and adults alike.  Its imaginative illustration and clever cut-out detail charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week. This board book edition of what is surely a classic picture book is glossy, sturdy and ideal for curious little hands to get to grips with

Mom's Review: This is a delightful board book for young children and well pretty much anyone.  The story is simple and the illustrations are beautiful and appeal to even the youngest reader.  My older boy Jake loved this story and I even got him and Jesse a stuffed toy version of it. I recommend it to anyone with kids, all public and school libraries and also for colleges like "Humber College" who have ECE programs.  It is definitely a classic.
Mom's Rating: 9/10

Jesse's Review: Book -- book. Taste book, yummy, throw book -- Ball - no book -- give me ball.  Laugh at Mommy while she keeps trying to read me the book and I keep throwing it.  Silly mommy thought if she also gave me the stuffed caterpillar, that I would want to look at the book.  Not going to happen, I am smarter than you Mommy! My shame is secret no longer -- Jesse hates all books and loves to throw them. Each time I try to open a book for him he either, throws it or chews on it -- and loves laughing at me when I look disgusted with him.  He is definitely Jeff's child, and if I didn't see him come out of me, I would wonder if he was really mine too.  Well, at least Jake likes to read.
Jesse's Rating: Goes far when I throw it.  Taste's kinda yucky, sort of like that wheat free wrap my momma tried to eat this morning. Not thick enough for me to step on to get to the chocolate on the table

Next week Mom and Me will return with Jake and I reviewing Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief.  We just started reading it last night and he likes it so far.  I love it, but it might be a  little scary for my sensitive boy.  We watched the movie on Friday Night and it gave him nightmares.