Dad of Divas' Reviews

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Book Review - Little Free Libraries & Tiny Sheds: 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build

Little Free Libraries & Tiny Sheds: 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build



About the Book

Expand the sharing movement to your community with Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds—your complete source for building tiny sharing structures, including plans for 12 different structures, step-by-step photography and instructions, inspirational examples, and maintenance.

Around the world, a community movement is underway featuring quaint landscape structures mounted on posts in front yards and other green spaces. Some are built for personal use, as miniature sheds for gardeners or as decorative accent pieces. More commonly, though, they are evidence of the growing trend toward neighborhood organization and community outreach.

This movement has been popularized by Wisconsin-based Little Free Library (LFL), whose members currently include 75,000 stewards seeking to build community togetherness and promote reading at the same time by sharing books among neighbors. LFL has inspired builders to use similar structures to share things like CDs, food, garden tools, and seeds in the community.

Produced in cooperation with Little Free Library, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is the builder's complete source of inspiration and how-to knowledge. Illustrated throughout with colorful step-by-step photography and a gallery of tiny structures for further inspiration, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds covers every step: planning and design, tools and building techniques, best materials, and 12 complete plans for structures of varying size and aesthetics. In addition, author and professional carpenter Phil Schmidt includes information on proper installation of small structures and common repairs and maintenance for down the road.

Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds even includes information on how to become a steward, getting the word out about your little structure once it's up and running, and tips for building a lively collection.

Community togetherness has never been so at the fore of our consciousness—or so important. Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is one tool on the road to helping you build community in your neighborhood.




My Take on the Book
This is a great book for anyone that wants to build a Free Little Library for your home or for your community. This book is set up in a way that makes it simple to create many different designs. I loved that this had so many designs and that the instructions were very easy to follow. I have wanted to build one of these for some time and now that I have this I am excited to build one for my neighborhood this summer.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Book Review - Hello, Hedgehog! Do You Like My Bike?

Hello, Hedgehog! Do You Like My Bike?



About the Book

Hedgehog has a new bike!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Hedgehog loves his new bike. His best friend Harry says he likes it, too. But when Hedgehog asks Harry to go bike riding with him, Harry says he does not want to go. Does Harry not like his friend's new bike? Or could this all have something to do with training wheels? 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 is a great book for an early reader that incorporates great illustrations into a fun story that is sweet. As a father I loved that it had some great messages about friendship and empathy which are things that I already try and teach my daughters. The illustration and story draws you in and keeps you engaged from the beginning to the end!
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Book Review - A Friend for Dragon

A Friend for Dragon



About the Book

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Lonely Dragon has made a friend, and he loves spending time with his new buddy! He enjoys telling scary stories, cracking funny jokes, and fixing a midnight snack for them to share. But when his friend appears to be ill, Dragon demonstrates what it means to be a true friend. In this warmhearted friendship story of love and loss, Dav Pilkey has created a lovable hero that everyone will cheer for!


My Take on the Book
What a cute story! You will love exploring this book and meeting dragon and his new friend. Soon in the book though you will learn that his friend is ill. It is truly heartwarming to see Dragon doing whatever he could he help his friend. Such a great story for the young reader.


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Book Review - Dragon Masters: Eye of the Earthquake Dragon




About the Book

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Dark wizard Maldred has stolen the Gold and Silver Keys! With these keys, he can now control the Naga: a powerful dragon who can cause terrible earthquakes. The Naga lives in a secret temple in the center of the earth... and Maldred is on his way there! Drake and his friends Jean and Darma travel to the temple to try to stop him. What will they find there? Will the Dragon Masters defeat Maldred once and for all?


My Take on the Book
This is a great new addition to the Dragon Master Series. If you loved the first book you will also find that you will love this book as well. The book is well tailored for the age group and the way that the book is set is made for easy reading. The chapters are short and the characters are dynamic. The book has adventure, mystery and more. It is a great story that you will love to read!

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Book Review - LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Handbook with Hermione Minifigure

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Handbook with Hermione Minifigure



About the Book

Includes a buildable Hermione LEGO(R) minifigure!

Still waiting for your Hogwarts letter? Check out this Hogwarts Student Handbook to make sure you're ready when it arrives!

From Platform 9-3/4 to the Sorting Ceremony to final exams--that is, if they haven't been canceled again thanks to a monster getting loose in the school--this handbook covers everything a new student should know about this school of witchcraft and wizardry. Read all about the classes, top-secret locations, and, of course, Quidditch! Then put your Hogwarts knowledge to the test with tons of fun quizzes and activities.



My Take on the Book
If you love LEGO and Harry Potter then this new book is one that you will not want to miss. It not only gives you a Hermione Minifigure, but you also get a ton of Harry Potter information mixed in along with Harry Potter activities and quizzes. What I loved about the book itself was that it shared information about the series that you either might have forgotten or that was a nice refresher. It is a quick read, but it was a fun one and the minifigure itself was very unique as well!

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Book Review - The Binder of Doom: Brute-Cake

The Binder of Doom: Brute-Cake



About the Book
Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Alexander Bopp is the leader of the Super Secret Monster Patrol, a club whose members are sworn to protect the town from monsters. But there haven't been monsters to fight for months... Alexander misses his best friends -- and fellow club members -- Rip and Nikki. Then he starts finding weird old-timey objects, cake crumbs, and creepy monster cards all over town! Could the monsters be back? The Super Secret Monster Patrol will have to get back together to find out!

Fans of The Notebook of Doom are going to devour this exciting new series from bestselling author-illustrator Troy Cummings!



My Take on the Book
This is a great addition to the series. Another great story with great characters and monsters of course. My daughter is a great fan of this series and even though she is older than the main demographic of the series, she continues to love them and she will pick it up and be done with the book in no time flat. She is always intrigued to see what happens in the book and the book always delivers. This is a great book that any fan of the series will love, but even if you have never read these before, this is a great short read that you don't want to miss.

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Book Review - A Crabby Book: Hello, Crabby!

A Crabby Book: Hello, Crabby!



About the Book

Check out this hilarious early reader series from Geisel Award Honoree Jonathan Fenske!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Crabby is NOT happy. Sun is in Crabby's eyes. Salt is in Crabby's teeth. Sand is in Crabby's shell. Plankton tries again and again to cheer Crabby up -- with laugh-out-loud results! Will Crabby ever crack a smile? Or will Crabby always be crabby? With comic speech bubbles and full-color artwork throughout, Geisel Award Honoree Jonathan Fenske's early reader series is sure to be a hit with new readers!



My Take on the Book
This is a very funny book for an early reader book. While the crab can be a bit crabby, you will have a smile on your face in the end of this fun book. The book is fun as you will see two opposites and you will love seeing Plankton trying to cheer up crabby through many fun ways. You will love the illustrations and the story itself.

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