Friday, April 12, 2013
BOOK REVIEW FRIDAY!
First review from Horse-Girl
Trouble in a Fur Coat by Jeanette Oke
This book is about two bear cubs. Their names are Natook, the male cub, and Kimwa, female cub. This book is told from Natook's point of view.
In the first part of the book, the cubs come out of the den and explore the world. They are mischievous cubs and their mother has a hard time teaching them to fish. It is also hard for the two cubs to keep out of trouble.
Then, the den gets flooded. On their way to a new den, Natook loses his mother and sister and slides down a mountain and a rock pins him down.
I really like this book, and I think anyone who likes bears will like it.
Second review from Photographer-Girl
Good Girls Book and Lift a Little
*This book was 2 books in one so she did a review on both....
Lift a Little by Thomas Parley
This is a book with ten chapters, each about a different girl. Each girl has good, or bad, personalities, habits, or characteristics. The first chapter is about a good natured girl whose name is Ellen. Next is Fanny, a thoughtless girl; Sophia, a vain girl; then Mary, a slovenly girl. The other chapters are about girls who are orderly, snappish, persevering, forward, modest, and awkward.
Each chapter has a verse dealing with that chapter.
I like this book, just because it is a good book! I don't like it because it's a little old-fashioned.
Good Girls Book by Mrs. J.P. Ballard
This is a book about a mother and her three children. Their mother, when she was young, formed a club with her friends. They called it Burden-Bearers and their motto was 'Lift a Little'. Their goal was to , every week, try to help somebody and lighten their burdens. They would gather every Saturday after noon and report on what they did. The childrens mother had a quilt made out of the members of the clubs' dresses. The mother would tell the name of the wearer of the dress and tell what that girl did. In the end, the three children formed a 'Burden bearers' club of their own.
I liked this book because it was interesting to see what burdens the girls helped lift. I did not like it because it seemed old-fashioned.
Third review is from Bug-Girl
The Little Go Exploring by John Peterson
This book is called: The Littles Go Exploring.
It is about the Littles how are tiny people with tails. The people in the Little family are: Tom, Lucy, Mr. Little, Mrs. Little, Baby Betsy, Granny, Uncle Pete and Uncle Nick. Tom and Lucy found a secret room. They found papers in that room that belonged to Grandpa Little.
One of the papers said : Plan for submarine raft to make the exploring trip. So the Littles decided to go and try to find out what happened to Grandpa Little on a boat. They packed sleeping bags, clothing and food. They followed the path they think Grandpa Little went on.
I think The Littles Go Exploring is a good book.
Fourth review is from Baby-Girl
Little Polar Bear and the Reindeer by Hans de Beer
This book has a polar bear, an oxen and a reindeer. Their names are Lars the polar bear, Oliver the reindeer and Otto the oxen.
Oliver was supposed to go with his herd but he got lost looking for his mother. Lars helps Oliver to find his mother. But before that happens, they meet some oxen. The oxen also help Lars and Oliver to find Oliver's mother.
Finally they found her but they couldn't go south because a fence was blocking them.
Lars had an idea. Pipes were blocking the way so Lars asked the oxen to help pull the pipes out with a cable.
The pipes crashed down so all the reindeer could go through.
Lars and Oliver said good-by and the oxen and Lars went home. But before they went home, Lars watched all the reindeer go south.
I think this would be a good book for kids who are really into animals.
'Til next time!