Book Review : The Pirates Next Door

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The Pirates Next Door featuring the Jolly Rogers written by Jonny Duddle.
My oldest son Z. who is 4 years old picked this book out for me to read to him from the library. It is an adorable book about a family of pirates moving in next door while they repaired their ship and how all of the neighbors except one little girl who didn’t agree with their lifestyle. Written in a delightful rhyming cadence this book is fun and easy to read for those whom may stumble when reading rhyming books.

We’re the Jolley-Rogers!
We’ll be anchoring next door.
We’ve sailed the seven seas,
But now we’ve had to
Come ashore….

 

Until next time,
~Kristen

Book Review: “Seriously, Just Go To Sleep”

As any parent knows that late naps are the worst thing ever. Why? Because it means your child won’t go to bed on time, my youngest son who is almost 3 years old does this all the time to my husband and I. We try to wake him up when he takes a late nap and we have tried everything short of pouring ice cold water on him which is just hatefully mean. It is without a doubt one of the most annoying things children can do by staying up super late after a late nap when mommy just needs 5 minutes at quiet.
Another Mommy friend suggested I get the book “Seriously, Just Go To Sleep” by Adam Mansbach to read to my son. While it doesn’t have sleepy dust for my child’s it was incredibly well written with beautiful illustrations.

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The cats nestle closer to their kittens,
The lambs have lain down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear.
Please, just this once, go to sleep.

Until next time,
~Kristen

Oh Happy Day

Even though today has been rainy and cold, there has been a bright spot in my day. 25 copies of my newest book “Honey’s Big Splash” has made it’s way to my house this afternoon, making this day much brighter than it was before.

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Honey’s Big Splash $9.99 + P&P

Honey’s Big Splash isn’t being released until November 2nd to the public, however if you are interested in ordering an early copy through me please leave a comment and I’ll be in touch.

Until Next Time,

~Kristen

The Books We Read

page3The life of a child is simple and sweet, to be loved and cared for are the most important of things. One way I show love is by reading to my children different books for different ages. Each evening the battle becomes who gets to pick out the book for that evening and many times it is fight between the 9 year old and the 4 year old while the 2 year old is just along for the ride.

After exhausting our seemingly endless supply of books on our book shelves, we head to the library at least once a week to fill our book bag back up. How many books are we allowed this week? Is always the question, many times the amount is 2 or 3 for each child to pick out. I usually add a few extra children’s books I find interesting to the mix.

So what will it be this evening? A board book on colors or the adventures of a princess wearing a paper brown bag or is it the rhyming styling of Dr. Seuss’s Foot Book, I never know until I sit down and one of my children bring the triumphantly won title of their choice to me to read.

Until next time,

~Kristen