Dad of Divas' Reviews

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Book Review - Unicorn Diaries: Bo's Magical New Friend

Unicorn Diaries: Bo's Magical New Friend



About the Book
Bo Tinseltail loves going to Sparklegrove School with the other unicorns. Every unicorn has a magical power. Bo is a Wish Unicorn with the power to grant wishes. Bo has lots of friends, but one thing Bo wants more than anything is a best friend. When a new unicorn named Sunny Huckleberry pops into the forest, will Bo's big wish finally come true? And what will Sunny's Unicorn Power be? Discover this TWINKLE-TASTIC, full-color series from Rebecca Elliott, creator of the USA Today bestselling Owl Diaries series!



My Take on the Book
This is a great book that talks about friendship in a way that all kids will understand. You get to see how much friendship matters and what you will do to maintain a friendship. Will Bo make a best friend? Read this great book and find out!

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Book Review - Dragon's Fat Cat

Dragon's Fat Cat



About the Book
When Dragon finds a stray cat in his yard, he brings it inside to escape the cold. He likes living with his new feline friend, but Dragon soon realizes that he doesn't know how to take care of it. He doesn't know how to train the cat, what to feed the cat, and what to do about all the yellow puddles the cat leaves behind! Using his trademark humor and heart, Dav Pilkey illustrates the highs and lows of having a new pet in this tender story about care and responsibility.



My Take on the Book
For any child that wants a pet, this humorous book will look at owning a pet in a new way and really lets them see the learning that Dragon goes through to learn himself. The book takes a look at serious topic through a lens of humor which makes it fun for all!

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Book Review - Catwad: It's Me, Two

Catwad: It's Me, Two



About the Book
Catwad, the snarky blue furball with a funny take on just about everything, is BACK in this second graphic novel in an all-new series from New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton!

New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton's latest creation, Catwad, returns!

Catwad and Blurmp are back and ready for more adventures! In this newest collection of hilarious stories, the dynamic feline duo explore fine art, travel to an alternate reality where the world has become extraordinarily dumb, get into gaming, and more! From monsters under Blurmp's bed to all the reasons you should NEVER eat salad, this newest volume of Catwad has something for everyone!



My Take on the Book
Another great addition to the Catwad series. This is such a fun series full of humor, great illustrations and more. If you have never read this series before you will be laughing our loud as you do! One of the things I love about this character is that he is snaky, but it is a snarky that you will love. Check this great book out!

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Book Review - The League of Secret Heroes: Cape

The League of Secret Heroes: Cape



About the Book
Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers she’s part of a superhero team!

Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared. If Josie can’t fly and control weather like her idol, Zenobia, maybe she can put her math smarts to use cracking puzzles for the government.

After an official tosses out her puzzler test because she’s a girl, it soon becomes clear that an even more top-secret agency has its eye on Josie, along with two other applicants: Akiko and Mae. The trio bonds over their shared love of female superhero celebrities, from Hauntima to Zenobia to Hopscotch But during one extraordinary afternoon, they find themselves transformed into the newest (and youngest!) superheroes in town. As the girls’ abilities slowly begin to emerge, they learn that their skills will be crucial in thwarting a shapeshifting henchman of Hitler, and, just maybe, in solving an even larger mystery about the superheroes who’ve recently gone missing.

Inspired by remarkable real-life women from World War II—the human computers and earliest programmers called “the ENIAC Six”—this pulse-pounding adventure features bold action and brave thinking, with forty-eight pages of comic book style graphic panels throughout the book. Readers will want to don their own capes for an adventure, and realize they have the power to be a superhero, too!



My Take on the Book
I am always a fan of superheroes and having superheroes that are a female group is even more exciting, especially being a dad of daughters. Not only is this a superhero book, but it is also a historical fiction adventure. The characters in this book are so unique and work so well together. For me the story was solid but the relationships between the characters were also one of the highlights within the book itself. The book is well researched and you feel as if you are being transported into the era. The book is written for kids in mind, which is even better as not all superhero book are. You will love the diverse characters, action and story!


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Book Review - Fearless Felines: 30 True Tales of Courageous Cats

Fearless Felines: 30 True Tales of Courageous Cats



About the Book

From World War II London to outer space, meet the coolest cats in history in a colorful illustrated compendium of famous felines and cat facts.

Drawing from the thrilling lives of more than 30 adorable cats throughout history, Kimberlie Hamilton retells the fascinating tales of cats through the centuries. Meet Mrs. Chippy, a cat who joined a daring ocean journey to Antarctica, or Simon, the only cat to receive a medal for wartime bravery, and dozens more. Filled with colorful depictions of each cat and feline facts throughout, this is the perfect gift for cat and history lovers alike.



My Take on the Book
As someone that loves cats, I have to say that these stories were so much fun. I had never heard of these stories in the past but I love hearing the stories of these fearless cats. Many of these stories were surprising in many ways and ones that will make you wonder what your own cats could accomplish in the right circumstances. Overall, it was a fun book that will open your eyes to the wonder of cats around you!

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Book Review - Hello, Hedgehog! Let's Have a Sleepover!

Hello, Hedgehog! Let's Have a Sleepover!



About the Book
Hedgehog is having a sleepover! His best friend Harry is excited. But when Harry arrives, he finds out that they will be sleeping outside. Suddenly, Harry doesn't feel very well. Does Harry not want to sleep over? Or does this all have something to do with first-sleepover jitters? These reassuring, laugh-out-loud stories with full-color artwork and easy-to-read text throughout are perfect for new readers!



My Take on the Book
This was a cute book that looked at an issue that many young kids have to deal with.  All kids have to deal with what it is like to have a sleepover for a first time and this book really captures this experience in a fun way that all kids will understand.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Book Review - The Little Book of Drawing Dragons & Fantasy Characters

The Little Book of Drawing Dragons & Fantasy Characters



About the Book
Featuring drawing lessons, step-by-step projects, and open practice pages, The Little Book of Drawing Dragons & Fantasy Characters teaches beginning artists how to draw dragons, fairies, mythological beasts, and more.

Step-by-step projects, creative exercises, interactive prompts, and helpful tips and techniques bring this popular drawing subject to life and invite creativity and personalization. Drawing techniques, such as value, shading, and creating texture and perspective, are included to help artists of all skill levels learn to draw accurately. Learn to draw fur, scales, wings, tails, and how to put them all together to create your own unique fantasy characters and artwork.

More than 15 step-by-step projects include:
  • Western Dragon
  • Eastern Dragon
  • Water Dragon
  • Hydra
  • Centaur
  • Fairy
  • Minotaur
  • Griffin
  • Unicorn
  • And more!

In the popular, established The Little Book of... series from Walter Foster Publishing, artists and art hobbyists alike delight in learning a variety of fun, approachable, relevant, and interesting art topics in a portable format boasting a fresh, contemporary, and interactive design. Open practice pages, creative exercises, and art prompts encourage interactivity for immediate results while teaching beginners the fundamentals of the featured medium in a fun, engaging way.



My Take on the Book
This is a great book that walks you step by step through drawing some fun drawings that surround fantasy. Dragons, centaurs, fairies and more. The book did walk you through so you do not have to be an expert artist. You can instead work on your craft through this great book!

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