Monday, June 17, 2013

New Weekly Post: The Family-Ship Word of the Day

Welcome to the Family-Ship Word of the Day Meme where every Wednesday we will learn the meaning and usage of a word.

Our word finders will search high and low for words that will entertain, educate and help you express yourself like a pro! Most of the words will be from dictionaries, books, magazines, posters, online websites like Merriam Webster's Word Central and Super Kids: Education for the Future.

Join the Family-Ship space kids, Laila, Malcolm, and Na'ima on their weekly word adventures!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Book Review: Dog Comes Too

Dog Comes TooDog Comes Too by Hazel Hutchins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dog Comes Too is a lovely story with simple text and the whimsical illustrations that will capture children's attention. Perfect for older toddlers.

A tale about a dog that goes everywhere his companion goes. This adventure takes them to the top of a hill. Dog has t overcome quite a few obstacles but finds the view is well worth the hardships since he made the journey with his friend.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Book Review: Lulu and the Duck in the Park

Lulu and the Duck in the ParkLulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lulu is an animal lover. She has a variety of pets, mostly ones she has rescued or pet sits for her classroom. One day, a tragic accident at the park regarding runaway dogs, lands a lost duck egg in Lulu's custody. Lulu hides the duck egg in her pocket and takes it back to school despite the fear of losing the class pet if she is caught bringing another pet into the classroom. Lulu and her friend, Mellie, keep the duck egg hidden for as long as possible until it finally hatches under Lulu's shirt. Instead of keeping the duckling, Lulu and Mellie return the duckling to the park with the help of their teacher.

A nice story about taking care of animals and keeping them safe. This story was a short, easy to read story for children ages 9-12 who love animals.

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