Review of why we walk

My review

This is my second ebook from the very cute author Siena. Absolutely love the way she’s been doing this. I enjoyed reading this as an individual and as a parent to my kids. This book is based on bringing awareness to kids on why we walk so that it causes no harm to planet earth and how we do not contribute to the global warming by choosing not to take the vehicles that send out emissions.

Siena goes to school by walk with her father daily. She initially talks about the varied types of clothing they wear according to the season. Her dad pulls a red wagon that carries Siena’s bag and at times her. The wagon also has winter wear,, doesn’t that sound cool.

On their way to school father and daughter play a game on spotting squirrels and mostly her dad gives up even though he spots them first.

As she grows up, Siena is curious why as to they walk and there are many others who come by cars and buses to school. That is when her Father let’s out an important lesson for all of us that the exhaust from the vehicles hurt the planet which we should be preserving for the next generation. By walk we make sure we do not contribute to the bad deed of harming the planet.

A simple storyline that emphasizes the need to preserve planet earth for the next generation.

About the Author

Siena is a young author from Canada who loves long walks and enjoys being with her dad. She chose to write out their little adventures as books anonymously.

Illustration

Shannon Willvers is a Canadian illustrator, who loves drawing digitally and also enjoys watercolors. This book is made equally enjoyable to read because of the cute illustrations that support the story

Princess no knots -Book Review

Blurb

Princess No Knots LOVES her long golden hair as much as she LOVES her bath time, but she does NOT love having it brushed. When her flowing locks end up in knots, the King tells her they will have to be cut and takes away her crown. Enter a world of determination, sprinkled with a small dose of magic, to find out if the strong-willed Princess finds a way to get back her crown, keep her name and save the hair she so loves. A must read rhyming picture book for any parent who struggles with the dreaded ‘hair wash’ night!

Review

I think it’s a universal behavior that kids hate when their called for brushing their hair. The blurb got me hooked and so did my little bub who fell in love with the cover.

Who doesn’t like princess stories? Especially if it’s going to involve a sprinkle of magic and fairy appearances.

Princess no knots that’s how she loves to be called loves her long golden hair. You could even compare hers with Rapunzel for the length. As much as she loved her hair, she hated brushing it. And especially after bath time, it’s a chaos as she shouts to not have her hair brushed when it’s wet as it resulted in her hair looking like Spaghetti and peas.

The King being unhappy takes away her crown saying he would return when she turns true to her name Princess no knots. Dejected she stays up for long that night, a miracle happens.

Does she become princess no knots as she loves to be called? Does she get back the crown? What was magic that happened? Read the book go know more.

I loved the illustrations that supported the story and so did my daughter. The rhyming words made reading even more fun. While she has just started to read me reading it out go her through pretend play made story telling much more fun.

I’d definitely recommend to fellow parents who have kids between 4-7 ages.

Review of the dance of the snow tractors

The dance of the snow tractors
The dance of the snow tractors

Children always have their own way of retelling events. Their ways of explaining or telling you about an event will have the magic of imagination play a major part.

Their way of looking and interpreting things is actually a lot more different than what we adults do. The innocence combined with the imagery really makes it an interesting experience listening to them.

This book is one such by Siena who describes winter in her city and the events that take place up there.

Named after a beautiful city in Italy, Siena is the author and the teller of the wonderful tale. She lives in the city of Ottawa, Canada.

Winters according to her can be fun making snow man, figurines and sipping a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows. But it cannot be the same for her neighbors.

The piling up of snow makes it difficult for them to lead life so they make efforts to clear them up. Siena also watches the drive ways being cleared up for easy commuting. All this from the comfort of her porch and the lovely cup of hot chocolate made by her mother.

The city graders and snow blowers work to clear off the drive ways and this is being imagined by Siena as a dance by the snow tractors. Their motion of zooming in and out to pull out the piles of snow from her point of view appears as a dance sequence. So doesn’t this do justice to what I just told you.

Children have their own way of retelling what they see. Let’s enjoy the wonderful tales they have for us to hear.

The illustrations are lovely and match up to the imagination of what Siena tries to tell us. Kudos to Shannon Wilvers.

I also would like to appreciate the thought of dedicating the book to the front line workers of the covid-19 era.

Review of how to win the world cup in pyjamas

BLURB:
This Father’s Day, celebrate the special bond between fathers and their child in this new children’s book that empowers kids with mental toughness!
The bestselling picture book–from the creators of the Grow Grit series–about how to achieve success using visualization and other mental toughness techniques. Written in a fun, how-to style, Emma gives 5 essential tools for winning the World Cup, including how to build grit (writing down goals, keep practicing, and reaching within to find your inner strength when times get rough), how to use visualization (tap into your 5 senses by smelling the turf, dribbling the ball, and focusing on performance and not the outcome), and how to use mantras and positive body language (taking deep breaths and staying confident and upbeat).
Filled with energy, warmth, and sprinkled with humor, this is a great gift for a father or grandparent, and perfect for lap reading and discussions!

MY REVIEW:

A cute little story on how little girl Emma wins the world cup in her pyjamas is what we see in this book.

Emma is confident of what she does and she says she has won the world cup many times. SO what are the tips she has for the readers to make them win.

She gives us the 5 tools to win world cup in pyjamas.

Working on developing grit – Initially we need determination to win. Does it come all of a sudden. No, this starts way more earlier. Writing down goals and working towards them with great motivation is what you need to do. When you notice that it is getting tough, reach it from within. SO what you need to do is practice with motivation.

Perform usual rituals– Do you regular activities on the day of world cup. This gives you a sense of calmness, keeping your mind relaxed and confident.

Visualize the field from an open space– Feel the ground, dribble ball and make it listen to you. Ignore the mistakes and stay focused on your goals.

Use Mantras to keep you focused – Something like work hard, you can do it, It’s just right here. Relax and take a deep breath, think of next moves and strategy to get it executed.

Make sure to keep up positive body language – Having a good posture, being up and down on your toes, staying confident is more like it. Fire the ball past opponent, let it fly and you can hear the crowd cheer up. Enjoy the taste of victory and thank people who helped you win.

This book is a confidence booster not only for kids, but also adults. These 5 mantras listed can not only be used for world cup but any goal in life. I just loved how the author conveyed the winning strategies from the words of a little girl. I am very sure kids and adults reading the books would greatly be benefitted.

These important life skills are much easier to learn because of the lovely illustrations which makes it easier for kids to understand. You cannot teach life skills much simpler and an enjoyable way than this. This is a great book to be gifted to any kid you know. I’m sure it’s going to earn you a lot of appreciation for getting this.

The narration is simple and brief. Illustrations support the narration in a great way.

I loved the after read activities shared in the book as well.

BOOK DETAILS:

  • Publication date: 11 Jun 2019
  • Publisher: Grow Grit Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07T2676HD

MY RATINGS:

Title :4/5

Plot:4.5/5

Cover :4.5/5

Writing and presentation:4.5/5

Overall :4.5/5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kobe Nhin is inspired to write to help others overcome any negative self beliefs that may hinder their growth as it did his. He has learned to develop a storm-chasing mindset, always looking for obstacles to overcome. Kobe lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Mary Nhin loves being the guinea pig for all her husband’s kitchen creations. She is a mom of 3 boys, life coach, and author. For 20 years, she has been enriching people’s lives successfully through her companies, Nhinja, Lean CEO, and Grow Grit. She has been awarded the Forty under 40 and Inc 5000.

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Review of being small

BLURB :
Being small is the worst! No one ever picks me for their sports team and my feet hurt from standing on my tiptoes all the time. There can’t be anything good about being small…right?

MY REVIEW:

How does it feel when you’re being pointed at for being small.

You’re being made to stand in front for pictures, you need a stool to reach for things when kids can do it easily by standing normally. Doesn’t that make you feel sad.

That’s the case with the little girl in the book. She pretends to be sick and tells her mom that she isn’t going to school. And when her mom asks she says how she’s feeling lonely cause she is small.

She cites examples in rhyming words which makes reading the book easier.

She cannot reach the cupboards or the sink and needs a stool. She cannot even touch ball when she’s on the team. The yardsticks that measures the height always has her name at the bottom. She’s being nicknames shortie and peanut and always looking up makes her neck hurt.

And what does mommy say to her in return to cheer her up.

Mommy says she could be the last one to get wet in rain, be the lowest in playing limbo , can squeeze herself into the photos, can sit even on the tiniest couch,has a lot of legroom in flight and can climb anywhere without bumping her head.

She encourages the kid that she has so much to offer and not to be upset with her height. The girl gets cheered up and goes to school happily.

We all know it makes us feel low when we are ridiculed for physical appearance. This book teaches how the kid could overcome such situation when you get such positive vibes from your parent.

A kid needs that kind of a positive push from us to go ahead towards their goal. These are all small stepping stones that should not hinder our journey.

A wonderfully written story in a cute rhyming manner to make reading fun and to emphasize the importance of the fact that being small is not so bad after all.

We do know that girls especially feel very conscious of their looks and this is one book that boosts your moral and gives you that self confidence to go ahead in life.

I loved the illustrations that support the text. Vanessa has done a great job.

MY RATINGS:

Title : 4/5

Plot :4/5

Cover :4.5/5

Writing and presentation : 4.5/5

Overall :4.5/5

BOOK DETAILS:

  • Publication date: 14 Apr 2019
  • Publisher: Mascot Books, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07QMP49BN

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lori Orlinsky is a 5′ 1″ (on a good day, with heels and big hair) writer, marketing director, and mom who lives in Chicago. She was inspired to tell this story after her own real-life experiences raising two little ladies. She wishes this story was around when she was growing up.