kirstennnnnn (kirstennnnnn) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

books 72 through 80: more children's picture books

Continued reading from books my niece decided to donate to the library.

book 72:  Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

book 73:  Kung Fu Panda Magnetic Story Book by DreamWorks

book 74:  Tale of Pip and Squeak by Kate Duke

This one was okay.  The illustrations were cute, but the story was very predictable.  It was about two brothers who didn't get along learning that cooperation can make things more fun.

book 75:  Autumn Leaves Are Falling by Maria Fleming

book 76:  Read to Tiger by S. J. Fore

This was a cute idea.  If someone is bothering you, instead of getting mad, find a way to involve them in what you are doing.

book 77:  Three Gifts by Kathie Lee Gifford

I didn't find anything that special about the story (concerns the angels at Jesus' birth), but it was nice that she donates all proceeds from the book to a charity to prevent child abuse and neglect.

book 78:  Story of the Nutcracker Ballet by Deborah Hautzig

Accurate and simple telling of the story, but I felt like it lacked the magic that I feel when I watch it.

book 79:  Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson

This was a re-read.  I love it.  It's a politically correct retelling (or side-by-side telling) of the Cinderella fairy tale.  It has some great moral truths and humor in it.  Unfortunately, little girls are still saturated with the ideal of being a beautiful princess and probably won't appreciate the valuable message Edna has to offer.

book 80:  Raindrop, Plop!  by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

This is a counting book.  The illustrations are cute, but the bad grammar in truncated sentences made me cringe.
Tags: kidlit

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