Friday, October 9, 2009

Guardian Angel Review

As part of being a reviewer for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, I received five e-books to review for Guardian Angel Publishing.

The Sum of Our Parts: No Bones About It by Bill Kirk probably could have replaced a good portion of my human anatomy and physiology class in college! In this informative book, you learn all about your bones, how they work, their names, and much more! There are also little rhymes to help you remember the info. Eugene E. Ruble uses an almost creepy style of illustrating this book and my boys loved it! This got a great rating from our family!

Hamster Holidays, a humorous story by Cynthia Reeg is simply adorable! The cool part is, it's not just a story. Ms. Reeg uses delightful rhyme to teach readers about nouns and adjectives. The illustrations by Kit Grady are sweet enough to hold my 4 & 22 month olds' attention, and the text is just challenging enough for my 7 year old to work on his grammar skills! At the end of the book, there is a noun/adjective study guide, as well as puzzles and games for further practice. We really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Get your copy here.

Mary Jean Kelso has created an inspirational tale of friendship between a child and his horse. In Andy and Spirit Go To The Fair, we learn about facing our fears, patience, perseverance, making friends, determination, and that it's okay to be different. The author provides oodles of resources at the end of the book, as well. If you want to know how to volunteer with wild horses, or how to join 4-H, it's all here! Who's the hero of this story, Andy or Spirit?
You be the judge!

Maybe We Are Flamingos is a picture book about being different. Safari Sue Thurman tells the story of two flamingos, who, through hilarious illustrations realize that being unique is a good thing!
Butterbean and Middleman thought this book was a riot! They recommend it for all!

Once again the illustrated stylings of Eugene Ruble caught our attention in this Earthquake book written by Susan J. Berger. This book is very informative. From charts, to activities, to earthquake preparedness, Ms. Berger fills our minds in a fun way with everything earthquake. It even won Honorable Mention at the 2009 Green Book Festival! Want to know more? Check out Ms. Berger's book here.

These books are priced to sell at just $5 each for the ebook. However, I'd go for the printed book version if I were you. You can never have too many books on the shelf! To order your copies, check out Guardian Angel Publishing's website.

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