Having enjoyed their other books, Once Upon an Island and In the Magician's House, my slugs and I were greatly looking forward to this. On this occasion a family go on safari in Tanzania and the poor child, you, gets left behind! This is where the fun starts. Which road do you take? On my route I met baboons and got to eat grub! I think grub is like Wichetty Grub they have in the outback in Australia - rather yummy. My slugs weren't at all happy about the eating of grub (a worm of some sort), but ate it nonetheless. The book is, yet again, a fun way to read and with lots of fascinating info on many wild animals. A winner!
Elsa Takaoka has written a quite splendid book that teaches your slugs to sit still and become attentive listeners. Ah, attentive listeners, how I miss Steve the Slug. Quite often my slugs wiggle a bit too often so this book worked a treat and got them to pay attention at long last. There are splendid rhymes and really colourful, manga-esque illustrations by Catherine Toennisson. And with surnames like theirs, how can you resist getting this book?
I recently read and reviewed Destiny and Faith's Summer Adventures, (which I highly recommend), so I was eager to read Twincentric Academy - and it did not disappoint. You have the same characters as before, including the rather wicked blondes, and two Japanese girls. I particularly like Destiny, she's the most level-headed girl, when all the others go a bit mad.
In the story, the girls decide what a wonderful idea it would be for all the twins to swap twins! As you can guess, mayhem ensues. Imagine if I started swapping slugs! Disaster! The twin swapping makes the news and Destiny's interviewed about it. I've said too much.
It's charming and wonderful to read books that encourage learning, play, tolerance and open children's minds up to diversity and different cultures. Teddy O'Malley is a refreshing new author with a voice that must be heard.
Your little slugs won't be disappointed.
What an interesting title! And there's much more interest inside this book of children's rhymes about derrieres, dragons, mice, the three little pigs and much, much more. Unfortunately, no rhymes about cabbages, slugs, moustaches or me, Elias Zapple. For shame! I especially enjoyed the rhyme 'In the Dark' about the adventures of a mouse in its new home. I often wonder how my newly imported slugs feel when they first arrive. I must ask them. I digress. How does one lose a bottom? What does one look like? I'd like to see an illustration please!
This is a very funny, cleverly written book of rhymes and I implore you all to grab a copy for your children who'll be entertained, laughing about bottoms and will also learn a few new words.
A charming book full of diversity which is fun and educational! Even my slugs learnt something - and that doesn't happen often. Destiny and Faith need summer jobs and they soon get the most enjoyable job of all - cleaning a neighbour's attic! This isn't just any old attic as the attic is inside a haunted house! (No more exclamation marks!) They also become friends with the occupants, specifically a deaf boy called Dustin and we get to experience sign language - something all children should become familiar with. My slugs have now taken it up and become fairly proficient. There's even a page at the back listing the sign language alphabet.
Just one thing, ghost... garlic? Very amusing! (You'll have to read it).
Another hilarious book of rhymes by Melinda Kinsman that'll keep your children or your slugs entertained. As always, they're inventive with funny and colourful illustrations to go with them. I especially liked the monsters at the car wash as those big rollers do indeed look like monsters. This brought me back to when I was a little sprout and how scary it seemed when in the car and having those big, loud, furry rollers go over. The illustrations and rhyme brought it all back... I shall have a sleepless night tonight.
Luckily, I have a slug creepy-crawly that has promised to scare Melinda's monsters away. Phew!
Choosing books worthy enough to be read and reviewed by Elias Zapple.