Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Book: Sophie's Squash Go To School
By: Pat Zietlow Miller and Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
On sale: Schwartz & Wade Books June 28, 2016
Third time through the book
Saturday, May 7, 2016
I love being a member of the #SocialInsiders, where we get to review products and even giveaway products to our readers. Today, we are reviewing Purex Plus Clorox 2 Detergent with Stain Fighting Enzymes. I am putting it to the test on my husband's stained, dirty with who knows what, work clothes.
Washing his jeans, caked with mud, grease, dirt, probably a little manure to see if Purex can get that mixture out and maybe even make the blue of the jeans stand out a little more.
This was his jeans before, they aren't totally horrible and disgusting, manure spots on legs, and the upper leg area where he wipes his hands when they are covered with dirt/grime/oil:
So, anywho, I used the product to get the grime out of his jeans and also the smell. I can't even describe what his work clothes smell like when he comes home. It is a mixture of everything.
So, did the grime come out his jeans?
Giveaway will end on May 25th at 11:59 p.m. est.
Open to residents of the US 18+
Just one entrant per household please.
You must do the mandatory entry or your entry will be void.
Winner will be contacted by me when giveaway ends and have 72 hours to respond with requested info.
Please make sure you read the rules. I try to make these as easy as possible to enter.
Disclaimer: The Purex brand provided me with a sample of the Purex plus Clorox 2 detergent so that we could do a proper product review. No monetary compensation was given, all opinions express within are my own.
Title: Wolf Camp
Author: Andrea Zuill
US $16.99/Canada $21.99
Available for sale starting May 3, 2016
Homer is happy in his life, but he also has a wild side and dreams of being able to run with the pack and howl at the moon.
One day . . . he gets his wish.
But is it what it is all cracked up to be? Does Homer love running with the pack? Eating what the pack does? Howling at the moon?
You will have to grab the book for your kiddo and find out.
Review: Except for a word here and there, this is a pretty easy book for kids to read and follow along with the story. My girl loved it. She loved finding out what Homer would do and if he would make friends and fit in. She said she really "loved the pictures that go with the story." She has actually read it 3 times now and other times she just grabs it to look at the pictures. We think that your young readers will enjoy it as much as she did and I'd be fibbing if I said that I didn't enjoy it as well. We lover Homer and he is lovable.
This would make a great gift for someone special in your life. It was available for sale staring May 3rd, so you can run out and get your copy.
The kiddo asked me if this is what our dog thinks about . . . . .I'm not sure he would want to give up the option of sleeping on the couch, with his legs in the air, to run with the pack, so I tell her that he is quite content being part of our family. That we are his pack.
Disclaimer: Many thanks to Ms. McGinty at Random House Children's Books for allowing our blog to participate in this review. I received no compensation for this posting, however, I did receive an advanced readers copy so that the kiddo and I could do a review of the story.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Title: The Perfect Dog
Author: Kevin O'Malley
US: $17.99/Canada $23.99
Book will be available for sale on May 31, 2016.
What is your idea of "the perfect dog?" Asking my kiddo this question, who response was: "a dog that has long hair that goes to his feet, a dog that plays fetch, a dog that is happy to see me and greets me at the door, a dog that loves to play."
I think with our pup, she got all that and more.
If you ask a hundred different people what their idea of a "perfect dog" and each one would probably have a different answer for you. That is somewhat of the basis of "The Perfect Dog" by Kevin O'Malley, everyone has different ideas on what their perfect dog is.
This is a perfect read for your beginning+ readers. There are a few big words that you will have to help them with, but it will be a fun read for them and there isn't a whole lot of reading. Sentences are short and sweet. The illustrations are bright and jump right out at the reader. They are crisp and well-done.
So, have you decided what your idea of the perfect dog is yet? Is it one of these?
A different one?
How about ones of these? We have one of these? He slobbers, drools and generally makes a mess, especially if he gets excited about seeing another dog in his area. He has been a drooler since the beginning.