Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Joseph's Big Ride Book Review


Joseph's Big Ride
Joseph's Big Ride 
Terry Farish
Ken Daley
Annick Press
Children's Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: September 12, 2017


While growing up in a refugee camp, Joseph only wants one thing: to ride a bike. He’s just not big enough to reach the pedals. He helps fix bikes while waiting for his legs to grow long enough to finally ride one day.

Joseph doesn’t fully understand why, but he and his mother move to America where life is different from the camp. One thing is the same though: Joseph’s wish to ride a bike. When Joseph sees a neighbor girl has a bike, he tries everything he can to get to ride on it. After putting his bike repair skills to good use and helping his neighbor, his chance finally comes. Joseph gets to ride a bike!

Lively, energetic illustrations pair well with the sweet story that captures a boy’s dream come true.

If you’re interested in reading Joseph's Big Ride, you can check it out at Annick Press or purchase a copy here on Amazon.

*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Man with the Violin Book Review


The Man with the Violin

The Man With the ViolinKathy Stinson (author)
Dušan Petričić (illustrator)
Annick Press
Children's Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: March 22, 2016


A boy walking through the subway with his mom hears music and wants to stop to listen. The music soars and swoops, and the man playing the violin sways as his fingers move and his bow dances. The boy wants to listen and enjoy the music, but his mother pulls him along into the hustle and bustle of the station and their day. Later at home, the boy hears the same beautiful sounds coming from the radio and his mother realizes they should stop and enjoy the moment together.

Based on the true story of Grammy winning musician Joshua Bell playing a priceless Stradivarius in the subway in Washington D.C., The Man with the Violin sends and important reminder to not be so busy and caught up in the frantic pace of life that we forget to stop and enjoy the moment.

If you’re interested in reading The Man with the Violin, you can check it out at Annick Press or purchase a copy here on Amazon.

*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.


Monday, February 11, 2019

The Dog Who Wanted to Fly Book Review


The Dog Who Wanted to Fly

The Dog Who Wanted to Fly - Best Picture Book of 2019Kathy Stinson (author)
Brandon James Scott (illustrator)
Annick Press
Children's Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: March 12, 2019


Zora wants to fly. She needs to fly. She wants to prove Tully the cat wrong and get to that chittering squirrel on the fence. Despite Zora’s best efforts, she just can’t figure it out. Flapping her ears and wagging her tail? Launching off a teeter-totter? Nothing seems to work… until Tully needs help and Zora springs into action – and flight.

The expressive illustrations often say as much as the text. Kids will laugh out loud at the humorous story and lively pictures. I know it’s only February, but The Dog Who Wanted to Fly may be the best children’s book of 2019! This is one of the best picture books! I highly recommend it!

If you’re interested in reading The Dog Who Wanted to Fly, you can check it out at Annick Press or purchase a copy here on Amazon.

*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.



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