When I Was King by Linda Ashman

When I Was King Linda Ashman HarperCollins Publishers (2008) ISBN 9780060290511 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “When I Was King” is about a boy who was always the center of attention, that is, until his little brother came along.  Now, it seems like [...]

We Believe in Christmas by Karen Kingsbury

We Believe in Christmas Karen Kingsbury Zonderkidz (2008) ISBN 9780310712121 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “We Believe in Christmas” takes a look back and encourages us to remember the true meaning of Christmas and the events that take place during the season.  For [...]

The Sick Bug by Susie Bazil

The Sick Bug Susie Bazil Beaver’s Pond Press (2008) ISBN 9781592982431 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “The Sick Bug” is about a little girl who has a tummy ache and a headache.  Her mother tells her that she “must have a bug!”  The [...]

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

The Night Before Christmas Clement C. Moore HarperTrophy (2008) ISBN 9780060757441 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “The Night Before Christmas” is the classic tale that we all know, but this version contains unique, imaginative illustrations drawn by Richard Jesse Watson. Cayden:  “We know [...]

The Art of ABC: Chinese Brush Paintings for all ages by Tasha Bonfanti Balsom

The Art of ABC: Chinese Brush Paintings for all ages Tasha Bonfanti Balsom AuthorHouse (2004) ISBN 9781420804546 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “The Art of ABC: Chinese Brush Paintings for all ages” is an alphabet book where each letter of the alphabet is [...]

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

Thanks for Thanksgiving Julie Markes HarperTrophy (2008) ISBN 9780060510985 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “Thanks for Thanksgiving” explores different things one could be thankful for.  Some examples from the book are:  “Thank you for play dates, for swings and for slides” and “Thanks [...]

Stowaway: The San Francisco Adventures of Sara, the Pineapple Cat by Jill Ammon Vanderwood

Stowaway: The San Francisco Adventures of Sara, the Pineapple Cat Jill Ammon Vanderwood David Olin Tullis (2008) ISBN 9781440421013 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08) “Stowaway: The San Francisco Adventures of Sara, the Pineapple Cat” is the fourth book in a series of “Sara, the [...]

Sam the Snowman by Susan Winget

Sam the Snowman Susan Winget HarperCollins (2008) ISBN 9780061144752 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “Sam the Snowman” is about a snowman that can’t make snow.  All of the other snowmen know how to do it, but not Sam.  His teacher sends him to [...]

One by Kathyrn Otoshi

One   Kathyrn Otoshi KO Kids Books (2008) ISBN 9780972394642 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “One” begins with Blue and the things he likes to do.  Sometimes he wishes he had the traits of some of the other colors, but he likes himself [...]

Nutty to Meet You! (Dr. Peanut Book #1) by Alan Venable

Nutty to Meet You! (Dr. Peanut Book #1) Alan Venable One Monkey Books (2008) ISBN 9780977708208 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “Nutty to Meet You!” is about a “Peanutrician” named Dr. Peanut, who is of course, a peanut.  He takes care of little [...]

Do You Love Me? by Joost Elffers

Do You Love Me? Joost Elffers The Bowen Press (2008) ISBN 9780061667992 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08) “Do You Love Me?” is a book that shows creatures asking questions to one another such as, “do you love me?” and “do you need me?” followed [...]

Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa by Alayne Kay Christian

Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa Alayne Kay Christian Blue Whale Press (2008) ISBN 9780981493800 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for                                             Reader Views (10/08) “Butterfly Kisses for [...]