Dad of Divas' Reviews: January 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021

Preserving Your Family Life Story With These Great Books

My Father's Life



About the Book
Record your life story in these beautiful keepsake journals with 200 guided exercises and prompts that take you back through each stage of your life and its accompanying adventures.

Writing your autobiography is no easy task. As any writer will advise, you need to rip off the hesitation and just begin to start writing. But, where do you start? Which experiences shaped you? Who or what influenced you to become who you are today? Creative Keepsake journals jump starts the reflective process to get your creative juices flowing and opens your mind to dig deeper into who you are, where you started, and, most importantly, where you are going.

The thought-provoking and lighthearted questions are organized into chapters based on life stages. Start your life’s memoir by remembering your childhood with questions such as Where was the farthest place from home you traveled to and did you enjoy it there? Then move into adolescence with prompts like List five objects you remember from one of your middle school/junior high school classes and describe them. Afterward, record your early adulthood with creative reflections such as What film, theater production, book, or song best describes this era of your life and why?



With you as the protagonist, Create Keepsakes challenge you to dig deep within yourself and create a fully realized record for your adventures in addition to serving as an excellent companion to your gratitude, empathy, or self-care practices.

With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Creative Keepsakes journals offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you. An entertaining way to get off your screen, these guided and free-form journals are great for writers and artists alike. Each journal offers content around a different theme, including silly prompts for a laugh, random yet thoughtful questions, inspiration for art and composition, interactive prompts to learn about your heritage, and blank interiors on high-quality paper stock to use as your creative canvas. Beautifully designed and full of mindful prompts, channel your inspiration as you put pen (or pencil, or marker, or crayon!) to paper to learn more about yourself, your talents, and the people you love.



Also in this Series: 3,001 Questions All About Me, 301 Things to Draw, 301 Writing Ideas, Create Comics: A Sketchbook, Inner Me, Internet Password Book, My Grandmother's Life, 3,001 This or That Questions, My Grandfather's Life, Create the Poem, Complete the Drawing Journal, Mom and Me Journal, Why I Love You Journal, Create the Story, and Destroy & Design This Journal.


My Take on the Books
These journals are set up to walk the "author" through the steps of telling their story. The journals are amazingly well set up and a perfect gift for a family member to preserve their story. This is important because of the fact that at some point there will be an interest in hearing their stories and passing on the stories to future generations. Because the prompts are engaging, people can truly go in depth and share their experiences in a way that they would love to be able to do. I wish I had these for my own grandparents or great-grandparents to better know who they were.

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Book Review - Flash Facts: Ten Terrific Tales About Science and Technology

Flash Facts: Ten Terrific Tales About Science and Technology



About the Book
Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the sea? Why polar ice melts? Or which tools forensic scientists use to solve a crime? 

Well look no further! Everyone’s favorite Scarlet Speedster is here to answer all your burning questions! Barry Allen, with the help of some of his close friends, will take readers on an exciting journey that examines everything from the vast expanse of our galaxy to the smallest living organism known to man. 

Curated by award-winning actress and author Mayim Bialik, PhD, and featuring stories created by an all-star cast of writers and illustrators, this anthology aligns with Next Generation Science Standards and provides a helpful bridge between the lessons taught inside the classroom and our everyday lives.
 

My Take on the Book
This is a great way to be able to learn some complex science and technology related concepts from your favorite super heroes. The way this book educates and entertains is so much fun for young and for old. You will love the comic book style of the book itself and the images pop off the page. 


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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Book Review - I'm On It

I'm On It



About the Book
Goat likes to lead. Goat also likes Frog to follow.

When Goat jumps on it, Frog does, too. Soon Goat and Frog are on it, along it, above it, inside it, beside it, around it, and under it-phew! How can their friendship get through it?

 

My Take on the Book
This is such a cute book that allows kids to be able to consider and think about things in a whole new ways. This allows kids to understand concepts of things like over, under, between and more. Filled with humor, great images and more, this is a great resource that kids will love!

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Book Review - Delphine and the Silver Needle

Delphine and the Silver Needle



About the Book
To unravel any mystery, find the knot.

When Delphine, a young orphaned dressmaker mouse living in the walls of Cinderella's ch√Ęteau, stumbles upon an enormous secret, it upends everything she thought she knew: The magical tailor mice of legend really existed. Racing to stay ahead of King Midnight, the fearsome leader of the rats who is bent on harnessing age-old magic, Delphine embarks on an epic quest to uncover the truth about the past. Joined by Alexander, the most pompous noblemouse in the royal court, she travels a perilous route, encountering strange enemies and unlikely allies along the way.

Can Delphine uncover the truth and save the kingdom? Or will the evil King Midnight succeed in harnessing the power of the tailor mice? This action-packed novel is sure to be a hit with readers who like magic, adventure, and very tiny heroes with very big hearts.

 

My Take on the Book
This was a great book that brings together a new heroine, Delphine who has a ton of spirit and is one that you will love to meet. I loved her determination to find out more about who she was and the journey that she had to go on to be able to find this out. The book is full of so many new characters that you have never met before, but by the end you will want to see them again. I know that by the end of this book I was excited to see what Alyssa Moon would write next and you will too!

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