Snakes! Look and Learn

Dec 24, 2014 by

2.5 Stars, don’t bother   One of my new year reading goals is to try to finish reviewing all of these Look and Learns that I got for free from Amazon.  Work and life got really hectic during December so I hope with the new year, I will be able to find some more time to reviewing these. In any case, at this point, i’m just going through them in order and snakes came up next. I’m not particularly interested in them.   Pictures are pretty small and hard to see. I’ve found some contradictory information. In one place the book says there are more than 3000 species of snakes. In another place it says there are more than 2,700 species of snakes. Which one is it? Did anyone bother to edit these?  Also...

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The Story of Owen

Dec 16, 2014 by

  3 Stars, don’t bother So I’m giving this a rating even though I’ve abandoned it at about 56% in. I feel like if you’ve read that much of it you can give it a fair rating.   I picked this out because my son’s name is Owen and I usually love stuff with dragons in it.  But honestly, I was bored to tears. Dragons come, dragons get slain and Owen’s friend becomes his bard. Yawn.  There were things that I did like about this book.    I love how Owen’s aunt is lesbian and a dragon slayer. I obviously love Owen’s name though personality wise he was really flat. I also think it’s not badly written, i just really feel like more needed to happen. I was SO bored. I also found this to be...

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Clover’s Luck

Oct 15, 2014 by

2.5 Stars, Don’t Bother   Netgalley review.   A young girl named Clover has lots of bad luck. Especially when it comes to keeping pets. One day while walking, she discovers an ad looking for volunteers for a magical animal adoption agency. She goes and volunteers there. She didn’t realize there would be magical animals despite the name. The person who runs the shelter disapears and a wicked witch plays a trick on Clover.   The illustrations are nice. But because this is an advance copy, the formatting is weird in places but not to the point of being unreadable. I can tell the illustrations are really sweet.  I think this could be a little anxiety provoking for kids who were like me.   Overall this had the potential to be whimsical and sweet...

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Sharks! Look and Learn

Oct 8, 2014 by

2 Stars, Don’t Bother Some pictures are pixilated. Sigh. Another one of these supposed kid books that shows a recently killed animal with blood. REALLY?? When I read about animals, I really have no desire to see them butchered. The book is very generalized which I suppose is why there are more specific shark books in the series. Did You know? Many people believe that sharks only live in oceans, but they can also live in rivers Sharks have been around for 400 million years Sharks can hear sounds more than 700 feet away Most sharks have at least four rows of teeth The most dangerous sharks are the great white sharks Almost all sharks are carnivores...

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Insurgent

Oct 1, 2014 by

2 Stars, don’t bother Self Purchase for Kindle. First Impression: Unremarkable I hate it when books in series don’t take time to reintroduce the characters to you. I waited a long time between the first and second book and couldn’t remember everyone. This book just drops you back in and I found that annoying. I liked the first one in the series ok,   3.5 Stars but boy this one just was bad. You are dropped right back in with no reintroduction and there isn’t much description of anything. I found this insipid and lame. Ugh, its a DNF but I read 25% so I felt it fair to give it a rating. I am NOT going to read the third one in the series. This series doesn’t even come close to The Hunger Games...

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The Moon! Look and Learn

Sep 6, 2014 by

2 Stars, Don’t Bother And now for something totally different… A Look and Learn that is not about an animal. I’m slowly running out of the animal ones but I do have a few non animal ones that looked a little interesting. Oy. These are meant for kids? Then don’t talk about the diameter and density of earth and how it relates to mass. Good grief people. Pictures better than some of previous ones, but one image was exceptionally bad.  The facts in this book were pretty darned boring and they made me less interested in learning about the moon. Yeah, that is never a good thing in a book. There is no way this book would lead to kids wanting to learn more as the terminology was really hard (for kids that is)....

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