Star Wars by Drag Queens

Star Wars Day by Drag Queen Story Hour

I love the idea of drag queen story hour! They are all over the country, but today’s was on Zoom. The link is above, if you’d like to watch it.

Felicia “Fefe” Minor read several books about Star Wars for the children, and after the Star Wars books, she read Hidden Figures, but the children’s version. She included the displeasure of knowing how much the white males at NASA dominated the black women there. The book shows how important the female calculators were.

What a wonderful program!

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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Honesty is my Superpower: A Kid’s Book about Telling the Truth and Overcoming Lying by Alicia Ortego

Honesty is my Superpower: A Kid’s Book about Telling the Truth and Overcoming Lying

Honesty is my Superpower: A Kid’s Book about Telling the Truth and Overcoming Lying by Alicia Ortego
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got this book as a freebie. It was a good story about learning to tell the truth. The illustrations are wonderful and the story doesn’t feel like it telling the child what to do. It just points out the benefits of truth-telling.

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I’m Stuck in Your Kindle! by Wally Otto

I'm Stuck in Your Kindle!

I’m Stuck in Your Kindle! by Wally Otto
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this one up from Kindle Unlimited.

It is several short stories with simple, but cute, illustrations. It could be for either an adult or a child. Simple, relatable stories are perfect for a quick read.

This book is great for a quick breather between long books, or for a bedtime story.

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The Secret Life of a Ninja: First Day of School by Arnie Lightning

The Secret Life of a Ninja: First Day of School

The Secret Life of a Ninja: First Day of School by Arnie Lightning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I picked this up as a freebie.

I had a couple of issues with this book. Why is the 5-year-old on his first day of school so advanced? Why do the kids have to resort to violence in order to take on the bullies?

The story is ok in that the kids work together to help each other, but they probably should have gotten an adult involved.

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