Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

The Love Curse of the RumbaughsThe Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This is just not my type of story. It may be excellent, but not for me. For reference: I listened to the first half of the first audiobook CD.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Me . . . JaneMe . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think this book is well-written and very attractive, but I must admit I was also disappointed. It stopped, without telling anything about what Jane did as an adult. Yes, perhaps kids will be interested enough to try to find out more - or the person who reads the book to the kids will explain more. But I would loved to have a few more pages with pictures of her living and working with the chimps in Africa. Maybe there is an explanation somewhere that tells why the book stopped so soon. Sigh.

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One World, One Day by Barbara Kerley

One World, One DayOne World, One Day by Barbara Kerley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gorgeous pictures; interesting concept; good potential for further projects for kids; but the most interesting part for me was the section at the end that annotates the pictures.

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