01.21.09

Sleeping Beauty: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Childrens, Fiction at 1:43 am by Rosepixie

This is an absolutely bare-bones, stripped-down to almost nothing retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story. The digital art illustrations are odd, but kind of cute in their way (I especially liked the evil fairy). I wouldn’t recommend this at all, but it certainly could be worse!

01.10.09

Let’s Play in the Snow: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Childrens, Fiction at 10:19 am by Rosepixie

This is a cute nature “I Spy” game, but it would be more fun if kids could really play along. The snow also seems like kind of an irrelevant detail. The art is nice and the story is sweet, but I just wasn’t that thrilled. This one left me feeling very “eh…”. Oh well.

01.08.09

Colors: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Childrens, Fiction at 4:47 am by Rosepixie

As a simple color book, this is actually really good! It has great, simple graphic illustrations for each color – a purple octopus, green seaweed, a gray dolphin, etc. The last page with the Rainbow Fish annoyed me mostly because the Rainbow Fish has very few different colors and this is likely to be confusing in this setting (he’s pretty much just shades of blue and purple). But the rest of the book I loved!

11.20.08

Oops!: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Childrens, Fiction at 1:46 am by Rosepixie

This is pretty adorable. This is actually a book that I need to give to my brother if he ever has kids! The book is super simple but extremely real in its way. It made me laugh and smile. I’m glad that I read it!

12.28.07

Biscuit’s Snowy Day: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Childrens, Fiction at 4:07 am by Rosepixie

This is a very cute Biscuit board book. Nothing especially happens, but Biscuit and the girl have fun in the snow, showing some of the things you can do on a snowy day! As always, the illustrations are adorable and I loved Biscuit’s red sweater. This is just a cute, sweet book. Perfect for a snowy day!

11.03.07

A to Z: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Childrens, Fiction at 1:20 am by Rosepixie

This is a really fun alphabet book! I love how the animals interact with each other and with the letters on the page! The phrases are so silly but so cute and fun. This is definitely a fun alphabet book and would be way better to share than many of the other board book ones.

Tomie’s Three Bears and Other Tales: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Childrens, Fiction at 12:57 am by Rosepixie

This is a cute little board book with three stories in it. I generally liked it, but there were a few oddnesses to the stories. For example, the wolf in “The Three Little Pigs” goes to climb down the chimney but sees there is a fire burning below and goes away instead, leaving the pigs to live happily ever after. Weird, huh? Anyway, the illustrations are adorable and I generally enjoyed it!

10.19.07

Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Fiction at 1:18 am by Rosepixie

This is a fun, silly book. I like that the illustrations link the opposites to the same scene or theme, that works really nicely. I also like that the book doesn’t restrict itself just to opposites, it wanders and just has fun scenes and great sounding text. This is a fun book to read out loud. It would be a great book to use with babies and toddlers – it’s fun to read and just plain sounds good!

Barnyard Dance: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Fiction at 12:02 am by Rosepixie

This is a really fun book! I’d love to see a group of kids, all dressed up or in cute masks, dancing around to the song in this book! The illustrations in this book are darling, too. The whole thing is just pure fun. The rhythm is very classic dance rhythm and you want to chant or sing the words as you read them. I think this would make a great playtime game or even a skit for an elementary school play! Obviously, I really enjoyed this book!

10.02.07

Daddy and Me: Thoughts

Posted in Board Books, Fiction at 2:08 am by Rosepixie

Daddy and MeIt would be Daddy who uses tools and builds something, wouldn’t it? Again, this was a super basic, kind of boring Karen Katz book. I’m really not wild about the art. It feels so patronizing! I’m just not very impressed by it and maybe even a little insulted by it.

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