#PictureBook Review: Tell Me A Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee

#PictureBook Review: Tell Me A Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee

Tell Me a Tattoo StoryTell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tattoos! Not just for bad dudes anymore! 🙂

Ok, so I saw someone on the internet say that and I stole it. But it is true! This is a VERY sweet story about a father with multiple tattoos telling his son the bedtime story of how he got all of his tattoos. This one is from when I met your mother, these two remind me of my parents… And finally the one shaped like a heart with some numbers in it? That one reminds me of you because it is your birthday.

Beautiful illustrations that help us tie parts of his memory to the parts of the tattoos.

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Book Review: After the Dinosaurs: Mammoths and Fossil Mammals by Charlotte Lewis Brown

Book Review: After the Dinosaurs: Mammoths and Fossil Mammals by Charlotte Lewis Brown

After the Dinosaurs: Mammoths and Fossil MammalsAfter the Dinosaurs: Mammoths and Fossil Mammals by Charlotte Lewis Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

easy reader

This book does a great job talking about some of the lesser known early mammals and getting kids to imagine what they must have looked like by describing their size in terms they can understand. For instance, this one is about the size of a small car. This one could peak into a two-story house. My beginning reader who is crazy about dinosaurs loved reading this with me.

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Book Review: The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

Book Review: The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)The Selection by Kiera Cass

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

YA, dystopian

This is actually a review for the first three books in the The Selection series. America, a nothing 5 in the caste system of Illya, puts her name in for the selection, a competition to marry the next Prince of Illya. She gets.. ahem… selected to join and leaves her secret boyfriend and family behind. This is a chance to earn some money for her poor family and to, potentially, move up in her world. She will have an elevated caste for even participating.

The idea of a Hunger Games type competition to marry a Prince had me cringing a bit. But this title moved along and I was interested to see where it went. I am glad I continued because books 2 and 3 were more about America’s personal growth and understanding of her complex and unfair world. She learned about the history of the country through banned books and played a major role in educating the equally in-the-dark future King to the inequities outside the plush palace. Books 2 and 3 were highly redeeming. Book 4 is about their daughter and seems to be more romance than I care for.

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