10.27.09

Knights and Ladies: More Thoughts

Posted in Activity Books, Childrens, History at 12:20 am by Rosepixie

There’s some great stuff in this book. I’m very impressed with how many specific details are here. There is also one great illustration that I might use for my “I Want to Play Her” series on Pixiepalace. I hope the other books that I have from this series are as good!

10.24.09

Knights and Ladies: Thoughts

Posted in Activity Books, Childrens, History at 2:22 am by Rosepixie

This is full of interesting information. While a lot of it is about clothing and fashion, there’s a lot about other things too. True to the title, the book only really talks about nobility, but there is a surprising amount of information concerning the daily lives of medieval nobility! I’m impressed!

01.29.09

Fancy Nancy’s Fashion Parade!: Thoughts

Posted in Activity Books, Childrens, Fiction at 12:50 am by Rosepixie

This is a cute sticker book, but it’s a little more directed than I’d really like. I also wish there were more options for the various pages (more hats, etc.). The art is cute, but not as polished as Glasser’s. I guess I just wasn’t super impressed with this book.

11.19.08

I Spy Santa Claus: Thoughts

Posted in Activity Books, Beginning Readers, Childrens, Fiction at 3:14 am by Rosepixie

I liked how this book asked the reader to spy things in words as well as in pictures. It’s a great beginning reader exercise and definitely still part of the game (if probably the less fun part). I was actually pretty impressed with this one.

Let’s Get Fancy Together!: Thoughts

Posted in Activity Books, Childrens, Fiction at 12:46 am by Rosepixie

This is a cute book of “stuff” to make your life fancier. The problem is that it has an extremely short shelf-life. Once the “stuff” is removed, there’s just not much left. And then you’ve spent $18 for very little. The accessories are cute, but unless all the girls involved had a copy of the book, I doubt they’d be that much fun. Oh well. It’s a cute idea, anyway!