Do Not Wish For A Pet Ostrich! by Sarina Siebenaler

Do Not Wish For A Pet Ostrich!

Do Not Wish For A Pet Ostrich! by Sarina Siebenaler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a cute book about doing your research before choosing your perfect pet. It seems that an ostrich isn’t quite perfect for anyone who doesn’t live in large open spaces and doesn’t know how to feed one.

The illustrations are wonderful and the story is cute. It would make a perfect bedtime story.

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The List by Jade Chang

The List

The List by Jade Chang
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When I picked this up, I was expecting a romance story. Instead it was a how to do book. My issue with it was that it was presented as Wiccan magic for most of it. I’m not sure that the magic in the book was from the origin of the idea of the list or if it was just the power of positive thinking. Either way, I was not a fan.

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My Shadow is Pink by Scott Stuart

My Shadow is Pink

My Shadow is Pink by Scott Stuart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a beautiful story about acceptance! The illustrations and story itself were beautiful.

I loved that the reality of a parent’s reluctance to accept his child’s uniqueness was portrayed. The child’s not knowing how to react to get his parent to know who he is was such a great addition to the story. The relationship between parent and child is portrayed just right in the story.

I would recommend the story to anyone!

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It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk

It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk

It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! What if the characters had some say in what happens to them? The author tells a story that doesn’t quite go the way that it traditionally does.

The illustrations are wonderful and the main character’s comments are fun.

Who said that the story has to end the way it’s been written?

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It’s Not Hansel and Gretel by Josh Funk

It's Not Hansel and Gretel

It’s Not Hansel and Gretel by Josh Funk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. The illustrations are great and it attempts to bend gender roles a bit. Who says that the girl always has to do the household chores?

I love that the characters take over the story, leaving the narrator confused and frustrated. It all works out in the end, but not in the way that we think it will.

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I Am the Best At Getting Dressed: (Book for Toddlers 3-4 years by Melissa Winn

I Am the Best At Getting Dressed: (Book for Toddlers 3-4 years

I Am the Best At Getting Dressed: (Book for Toddlers 3-4 years by Melissa Winn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a cute book about a toddler teaching Grandpa how to get dressed. Grandpa almost gets it. The toddler has to help him.

It’s a great generational story with wonderful illustrations.

This would make a great bedtime story for kids in snowy areas or those planning a snow trip. I recommend it.

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It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood by Josh Funk

It's Not Little Red Riding Hood

It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood by Josh Funk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a cute, mistold fairy tale! Nothing is the way it should be, but who says that should be the way it is?

The illustrations are great and they go along with the story very well.

This is part of a series, and I can’t wait to read the other books. I hope they are as much fun.

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Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a much needed book. There is so much information in here, it’s almost overwhelming, but it is presented in such a way that makes it understandable.

So much happened in the history of the African people who were brought to America, mostly against their wills. We have come a long way, but not far enough. I was impressed that the author brought all the issues up into present times, ending in February 2021.

This is information that all people need in order to make progress in making racial issues disappear. As I said, we’ve come a long way, but we have a long way to go, still.

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