Dad of Divas' Reviews

Monday, July 9, 2018

Book Review - Space Number Crunch

Space Number Crunch: The Figures, Facts, and Out of This World Stats You Need to Know



About the Book


This book about space gives kids all the facts, figures, and amazing information they want to know.

It's bursting with colorful infographics, high-impact artwork, and includes:
  • Space Record Breakers: random record setters such as the Sputnik orbit, Halley's Comet, and space tourist Dennis Tito
  • Astronauts: first spaceman and woman, most time spent in space, the first moon landing, astronaut records in space, and more
  • Galaxies: information that ranges from the oldest galaxies (13 billion years old) to the sheer number of galaxies in the universe (at least 100 million)
  • Telescopes: the first, the biggest, the most expensive, and the most powerful
  • Space Technology: robots, rovers, satellites, probes, and special space tech
  • Sun: fascinating facts about its size, temperature, and power
  • Number Crunch quiz, and so much more

Each piece of data is based around a number, creating an entire book of easy-to-understand information that will delight even the most reluctant readers. The comprehensive coverage includes key space facts, from the International Space Station to the planets, animals in space, the weird and wonderful, and beyond.



My Take on the Book
This was a fascinating book for anyone interested in our galaxy, space exploration, our planets or other such things. Each page is filled with fun facts about all aspects of outer space. Some of the facts are humorous, but more will just open your eyes to the differences between our planets and what it really means to be a citizen beyond our mere planet. The book educates and entertains and by the end you have learned so much, or at least I know I did!

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Book Review - Incredibles 2: A Real Stretch: An Elastigirl Prequel Story

Incredibles 2: A Real Stretch: An Elastigirl Prequel Story



About the Book
Set before the events of The Incredibles, this original prequel story is focused on Elastigirl's crime-stopping adventures during the golden age of Supers.



My Take on the Book
This was an fun read and a different look at Elastigirl and the other characters that you somewhat know from the movies. The book also gives you a glimpse into other Supers that you never met from the movies as well. The book also allows you to go through the day-to-day life of Elastigirl as well as some of the other characters too. You get to see Elastigirl and her adventures and also see how she works with other Supers.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Book Review - Vicious





About the Book


Victor and Eli started out as college roommates―brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.



Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find―aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge―but who will be left alive at the end?


In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.





My Take on the Book
This is a book that is definitely a bit dark, but even though this is the case you will find that it is a page turner from page one. The characters are real and ones that you will be drawn to in many ways. The book is a tale of people who are opposites of each other in many ways. While they are opposites they are drawn together in many ways, but they fight against each other as well. You encounter jealously between these two characters and more. The book is fast paced and exciting but also full of deceit, revenge and even redemption, making this a book you will not want to miss!

After reading this I am excited for book two, Vengeful, which is coming out on September 26!

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Book Review - Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets

Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets




About the Book
George and Harold are up to their old tricks again, and when their latest prank makes a direct hit on school brainiac Melvin Sneedly, he decides to get even! But in the blink of an eye -- and the sneeze of a nose -- Melvin goes from snooty to snotty, and the Bionic Booger Boy is born! Can Captain Underpants clean up this catastrophe, or will the mucous monster make a mess of things?


My Take on the Book
This was such a fun book. My daughter loves Captain Underpants and when we received this she jumped right in and wanted to read it straight through. She did just that. She loved the characters as well as the story itself. The book had great illustrations as usual and as you might expect the book also was filled with great humor throughout the entire book. You get some new Villains in this book that you will love to hate and while some of the humor is juvenile, people of all ages will snicker, chortle and laugh out loud throughout the entire book. So strap on your boots to go on another fun adventure with George, Harold, Captain Underpants and others in this great new book!


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Book Review - Incredibles 2 Read-Along Storybook and CD





About the Book
Relive the action of Incredibles 2 with our best-selling Read-Along Storybook and CD, featuring narration, character voices and sound effects from the hit film!


My Take on the Book
This is a great recap of the new Incredibles movie. The CD narration was great and having the character voices to go along with the book was an added bonus. The story itself (if you are listening along) will take about 20 minutes but it is worth the time and younger readers will love to read/listen to this for themselves to relive the action and the fun!

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Book Review - Sarai in the Spotlight

Sarai in the Spotlight



About the Book

When Sarai's best friend suddenly moves away, Sarai has to navigate school -- and the unfriendly girls in the cafeteria -- all by herself. Then, new girl Christina moves to town and the teacher volunteers Sarai to show her around. But Sarai thinks Christina is not at all like her--she never wants to play at recess, she's always got her head in a notebook and she's so shy! But when Christina writes Sarai a spoken-word poem for her to recite at the class talent show, Sarai learns that sometimes winning teams are made from unlikely pairs!

Inspired by the life of viral video sensation and social activist Sarai Gonzalez with the help of award-winning children's book author Monica Brown.



My Take on the Book
Sarai is back and this time she makes a new friend when her best friend moves away. This book explores what you have to do to deal with hard situations and how you can gain new friends when you lose a friend as well. The new girl that Sarai meets is different from her in many ways, but they comes to find that difference is not a bad thing and that in the end it may be the differences that keep you together for years to come. This was a great book that intertwines powerful messages of friendship and more. This is a great book for the Sarai series of books!


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Book Review - Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome

Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome



About the Book
Sarai Gonzalez is AWESOME.

Fourth grader Sarai Gonzalez can do anything. She can bake, dance, and run her own cupcake business. But when Sarai's grandparents are forced to move, even Sarai's not sure what to do. So she hatches a super-awesome plan with her younger sisters and cousin to buy back the house. But houses are more expensive than she ever thought, her sisters won't listen, and she's running out of time. Will Sarai find a way to save the day?



My Take on the Book
Sarai was a very cool character who can do a bit of everything. Sarai and her sisters and cousin really have to work together to to try and but a house for their grandparents. The book works you through the learning that happens as they have to try and raise enough money and you are kept in suspense on whether Sarai and others have raised enough or whether some other type of situation can be found to keep the grandparents close by. The book brings up concepts of teamwork, perseverance, friendship and more and it was a very fun read!

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