Literary Addicts Weekly Meme – Favorite Children’s Book

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What is your favorite children’s book? Past or present….

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I like Winnie the Pooh, but my favorite children’s book is Charlotte’s Web. I know my mom  read to me all the time when I was little, but the only book I actually remember her reading to me is Charlotte’s Web. I don’t know how old I was, maybe seven or eight. My mom was washing dishes and I was sitting at the kitchen table reading. When I got to the part where Charlotte dies (hope that’s not a spoiler for anyone), I started crying and couldn’t see to read. I asked my mom if she would read the rest of the book to me. She put down the dishcloth, sat me in her lap, and finished the book.

I still have my old copy of Charlotte's Web.

I still have my old copy of Charlotte’s Web.

Book Review: Top Trucks! Big Trucks Doing Hard Work! by Cyndy Adamsen

Blurb:

This book has over 45+ Awesome photos of cool Trucks Working Hard! Each photo has a description so you can learn what is going on.

No only is is fun to read, but the great Truck Photos make it easy to do. You kid will want to learn to read this book.

Here is What is Inside “Top Trucks! Big Trucks Doing Hard Work!”…
Trucks
Trucks Hauling
Military Trucks
Logging Trucks
Semi Trucks
Truck in Mountains
Mining Trucks
Dump Trucks
Foreign Trucks
Firetrucks
Old Trucks
Plow Trucks
4X4 Trucks
Trucks Stuck In The Mud
Cattle Trucks
And Much More…

Buy the book “Top Trucks! Big Trucks Doing Hard Work!” Today! You will be happy you did. Continue reading

Book Review: Meet Franklin Bean by Emmy Swain

Amazon summary
John is worried about adapting to his new life after his mother lost her job. With the influence and inspiration from his new friend, Franklin Bean, John finds a smile on his face once again. This magical little dog, full of surprises, will keep your imagination wondering; leaving you eager to read more Franklin Bean.

My review
This is a fun read, but it’s not a fluffy book. The book addresses the economy, bullying, and change. I think this book will appeal to school-age children, mainly because the subject-matter is a little heavier than pre-schoolers are prepared to sit through.

I read it to my 3-year-old, and about 75% of the way through, he told me to stop because the talking dog scared him. (We might have had better luck had we been reading a physical book rather than an ebook. After all, Blue’s Clues books and shows are a staple in our house, and that’s certainly a talking dog. ) My ten-year-old, however, loved it, and when he read, “Keep your eye out for the next Franklin Bean adventure,” he was very excited and asked, “That means there are going to be more books, right?”

UPDATE: On Wednesday night, I tried to read the book to Bennett, and he made me stop. Saturday morning, the first thing he said when he woke up was, “I want to read the doggy story.” Um, okay. So we did, and he liked it. Kids.

As for the actual story, it’s well-written and flows well. I enjoyed reading it.

About the book
Title: Meet Franklin Bean (Volume 1)
Author: Emmy Swain (illustrated by Levi Whitworth)
Publisher: Emmy Swain
Release date: March 3, 2011
Pages: 34
Where I got the book: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review as part of Adopt An Indie Month.
Rating: 4 stars We had mixed reviews here. The 3yo didn’t like it, then he did, the 10yo loved it, and I liked it. It’s worth your time to pick it up and check it out.