A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great book! As the author states in the notes at the end of the book, it’s a little dark for a children’s book, but it is so good, I don’t think anyone minds. The humor in it offsets the darkness.

My main complaint with the book is that the gingerbread man has such an important part in the story, but he never has a name. Even the golems have names, even though they are just the names of the colors on them. This little guy needs a name. Thankfully, though, he doesn’t get eaten by Bob, or anyone else for that matter.

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The Amusing Quest for the little Genius. Fun puzzles for children.: Kids activity book for the 2-4-year-old. For Children Early Learning and development. Fun pastime. Learning game.Tasks for kids. by Liza Lucky

The Amusing Quest for the little Genius. Fun puzzles for children.: Kids activity book for the 2-4-year-old. For Children Early Learning and development. Fun pastime. Learning game.Tasks for kids.

The Amusing Quest for the little Genius. Fun puzzles for children.: Kids activity book for the 2-4-year-old. For Children Early Learning and development. Fun pastime. Learning game.Tasks for kids. by Liza Lucky
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think that the puzzles in this book are a little too difficult for a 2 year old, but are way too easy for a 4 year old. It would make for a fun discussion between reader and child, though.

The illustrations are great, though. They are fun for a child.

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I Made My Fear Disappear: Help Kids Overcome a Fear of Monsters Under the Bed, Bedtimes Story Fiction Children’s Picture Book Ages 3 5, Emotions & Feelings Books by Melissa Winn

I Made My Fear Disappear: Help Kids Overcome a Fear of Monsters Under the Bed, Bedtimes Story Fiction Children's Picture Book Ages 3 5, Emotions & Feelings Books

I Made My Fear Disappear: Help Kids Overcome a Fear of Monsters Under the Bed, Bedtimes Story Fiction Children’s Picture Book Ages 3 5, Emotions & Feelings Books by Melissa Winn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thought the story and the illustrations were great, until I got to the end. I am not sure that many parents would be thrilled about the solution that the author supplied for trapping your fears.

Maybe a parent should be there to discuss why we don’t trap fears this way.

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Lovable Lyle by Bernard Waber

Lovable Lyle

Lovable Lyle by Bernard Waber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lyle has an enemy and he doesn’t know who or why. He and his family decide to do something about it.

This is a great book about prejudice and misunderstanding. I think that an older child would enjoy this, but I think that parent discussion is also needed to help the child understand that what happened to Lyle is wrong.

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