Review of Bye Bye Big

Every week I write about the books that we read for my son. He is currently 4 years old and loves a good book! I am not a professional book and illustration reviewer or critic, but I can write about the book, what I think about it, and how our son reacted to it.

What the Book is About

“Bye Bye Big” is about the contrast between “big” and “little.” It’s a simple enough book that somewhat describes the food chain in the animal kingdom. It follows a simple formula: “1. There’s a big animal. 2. There’s a little animal or insect. 3. Big animal eats or captures little animal.” It follows this formula until the very end when a little mosquito bites a big man. Then the man falls down and the tiger appears to vomit all the animals that were previously eaten.

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Review of Elephants Walk Together

Every week I write about the books that we read for my son. He is currently 4 years old and loves a good book! I am not a professional book and illustration reviewer or critic, but I can write about the book, what I think about it, and how our son reacted to it.

What the Book is About

“Elephants Walk Together” tells the story of two elephants–Precious and Baba–elephant siblings who belong to the same family. They walk together with family. One day, hunters capture them and bring them to a circus. Precious and Baba had to learn tricks for the circus. Though it was difficult, they had each other. Through the decades, they grow up until the circus decides to break them up. Precious ends up in a zoo while Baba continues to perform in a circus.

The zoo director eventually grew concerned of Precious’ situation and takes her to a sanctuary, where she heals and starts walking again. Then one day, out of the blue, Baba walks into the sanctuary, and together, they walk again.

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Review of What is Chasing Duck by Jan Thomas

Every week I write about the books that we read for my son. He is currently 4 years old and loves a good book! I am not a professional book and illustration reviewer or critic, but I can write about the book, what I think about it, and how our son reacted to it.

What the Book is About

“What is Chasing Duck?” is a simple book about running away from, and then facing one’s fears. Although the book clocks in at 41 pages, those pages are mainly composed of short text and illustrations. Duck is running away from something, and as it encounters other animals–Sheep, Donkey, and Dog–their idea of what chases Duck grows scarier. But Dog challenges them to turn back and face their fears.

The thing chasing Duck is not scary at all. It was just Squirrel bringing Duck the turnips it dropped. Squirrel then drops an acorn. When the other animals pick it up to bring it to him, Squirrel runs faster, thinking that something scary is chasing it.

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The One Day House by Julia Durango & Bianca Diaz

Every week I write about the books that we read for my son. He is currently 4 years old and loves a good book! I am not a professional book and illustration reviewer or critic, but I can write about the book, what I think about it, and how our son reacted to it.

What the Book is About

The One Day House¬†tells the story of Wilson, a young boy, and Gigi, his older friend (or maybe a grandma) in the neighborhood. Gigi’s house is old, dilapidated, and needed lots of repairs. Wilson says that one day, he will paint Gigi’s house, fix her window, build a fence, fix the stairs, and plant a garden so Gigi’s house will be better.

He started telling people about his plans “one day.” He told people at the library. He told his teacher and his classmates.¬†Until one day, the whole community came together to Gigi’s house and worked together in fixing Gigi’s house.

This book was inspired by the author’s writing partner and friend who is a carpenter and volunteers his time to build and fix houses for people who cannot afford to do so.

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Flashlight Night by Matt Forrest Esenwine & Fred Koehler

Every week I write about the books that we read for my son. He is currently 4 years old and loves a good book! I am not a professional book and illustration reviewer or critic, but I can write about the book, what I think about it, and how our son reacted to it.

What the Book is About

“Flashlight at Night” chronicles the adventure of three kids on a dark night with a flashlight. With some books around them, they go through a lot of adventures! They then explore a forgotten trail into the woods; a path to the waters; an ancient hall, and along the way, they meet animals and ride a ship, until they get chased by a giant squid!

They get back to where they started from and the story shows the three kids reading books with sleepy eyes. Although they still want to go on more adventures, they hear someone say “Shhh… lights out.” It’s sleeping time!

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