Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review#18 Wobby Blobby Ooh! on --by J.R. Poulter

Ebooks for kids - Wobby Blobby Ooh! - uTales 
This book is a funny book about the horrible smells that a baby can make. It's a short book about a big brother that smells something horrible,  like a plume of toxic gas, the smell is so horrible he freaks out. He realizes that it's his brother's smell is a poopy diaper! It's a entertaining little book  that you can relate to if you have little ones in the house  and especially if you have two kids, because kids will say things like what is that smell. This book answers that questions for sure with great illustrations of the "gas"..haha! You can find this little book on utales. The author tells me they are trying to add some "fart" sound effects soon. Who doesn't love fart sounds! More about utales from their website:

uTales is a world of digital picture books for kids, driven by a worldwide community of passionate and professional writers and illustrators.
uTales is both a website and an app, but more importantly uTales is one big disruptive idea. We’re a global community aiming to innovate and improve the concept of books in every way we can. We’re making picture books more modern and engaging. We’re making a greater variety of picture books more accessible for kids everywhere. We’re eliminating boundaries for talented storytellers to get published. And we’re trying to make the world a little better for kids, one story at a time.

Review#17--Beautiful, Magical, Amazing Ballet -- By Mary Lee

This is the second book of the Mia Book collection by Mary Lee -- Beautiful, Magical, Amazing Ballet is about  The little girl named Mia going to her first day of ballet class. Mia thought that ballerinas were the most beautiful, magical, and amazing people ever. She loved the puffy dresses and pretty shoes and everything else about them. She soon would find out that being a ballerina was harder than it looks, but with the help of her fellow ballerinas she would still have a beautiful, magical and amazing day in ballet class. In this book Mia thinks that she can just  make up ballet moves, but realizes that it might end in failure. She realizes that when directions are followed by watching the teacher she was able to be a great ballerina. She also has great classmates that show teamwork and support her whether she fails or succeeds.  My daughter does dance class and she loves it, she also loved this book especially the pictures of ballerinas. This book teaches kids that its alright to fail, and that you should try again, because even if you aren't good at one type of dance move you might be good at another. This book is a great addition to the first Mia book and I'm sure there will be more to come.

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Reviews for Books

If you have any children's e-book that you want reviewed or you can recommend please send them my way. I'm always looking for the best  independent children's e-books to review ans to get get independent authors books more exposure, so please contact me via email at michaelsantolini(at)gmail(dot)com

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Review #16-- Bosley Sees the World - Spanish Written by Tim Johnson,

This is a book that is a bilingual book in English and Spanish. There are also books available in English with: French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, German,  Italian,  and Arabic. These books  that are bilingual are great. Its always a good thing to teach kids more than one language, and books are a great way to start. I especially like that there are the same words and simple phrases, opposites, highlighted words, contextual learning, and corresponding imagery  on the page in both English and the foreign language.  I also enjoyed the colorful pictures in this book. The book is a simple story about a bear who goes on a journey to climb a mountain and realizes there is much more of the world to see. Also a great story to make a collection of stories with new words for kids to learn.  There is also a glossary in the back of the book that goes over the new words in English and the foreign language again to repeat the words just learned in the book. Hopefully there will be many more adventures from Bosley the bear.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Review#15--Savannah’s Story Written and Illustrated By Jodi Stone

Savannah is a little girl who believes in magic. What lead her to believe in magic is partly her imagination and the fact that she was bored in her room, all alone. She was looking for someone to play with, but her sisters had "better" things to do.  Savannah was upset at first, but she was soon distracted by her dollhouse and her imagination and magic wishes had taken over. Soon she wished she could play in her doll house and before she knew it her wish had come true. She was small, as small as the dolls, and finally had someone to play with that was her size. Or at least she shrunk down to their size. The story continues with Savannah's adventures. She finally was tired of being in the dollhouse and realized she wanted to get back to her family. When she finally returned to be a normal size again she was very grateful, but she will always cherish the  magic that brought her to that special place inside the dollhouse.

Having kids I can say that they are probably the most imaginative and free thinking when they are alone with no distraction. They just play and make believe the greatest things, and they believe they are real. Sometimes it's sad to see them grow up and loose that imagination and magic that they had as small children, but I guess that is why we have books like this to remind us that our imaginations can still live on if we let them, as long as we believe in our heart. This book was given to me as a ARC  by the author.