Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Blessing

Board books are great for little hands, and this one has a lovely rhyme and rhythm to read out loud.

With fall activities, this is a great little book to celebrate a trip to the pumpkin patch.

The 4 lines rhymes are sweet and the illustrations are adorable.

Zonderkidz provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bat Dad

Bat Dad is hilarious!  With 4 kids under the age of eleven, this dad has to do something to prevent going crazy.  Or maybe, this is the dad going crazy.  Either way, he makes light of parenting and some of the funny things our kids do.

Just a disclaimer, the a-word appears multiple times in this book.  It's funny, but it's there.  Just a heads-up if you were thinking about sharing this book with your 5 year old who just started reading.  That would make for a hilarious Bat Dad vine, but that would also make for a young potty mouth.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.  Check out Bat Dad here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Night Night Farm

I so enjoyed reading this book out loud.  It has a nice soothing rhythm throughout the verses.

It is definitely the kind of book you read to your child before going to bed.  The child can say good night to each of the farm animals after each page.

My teenage daughter, who enjoys babysitting, even liked this book and is looking forward to sharing it with the kids she watches.

Thomas Nelson provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors

Where did the expressions "in you face" and "my bad" start?  What does "unforced error" really mean?  How did these sayings become part of every day language?  This book answers all these questions and more.

The book can be read cover to cover.  However, I liked picking a sport and reading the etymology of the words and expressions from that sport.  It was interesting to read how some of the expressions came into being and became prolific in other sports.

Overall the book was interesting to read.  I was fascinated with the history of language and how sports metaphors became a part of culture.

I received this book for Blogging for Books for review.  For more information go to the author's website.