Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mini Me Corner Review: Tiny Little Rocket, The Magician's Hat, and The Misunderstood Shark

Alright Mini Me Corner is a type of post that I started here on my blog where I talk about Children's or Middle Grade books that are sent to me for review. Today I've got three fantasic books that I would love to recommend to any parent to read to their children. Each of these books were sent to me from Scholastic and I thank them very much for sending them to me to share with you! 

I am going to be doing something a bit different this go around for this post and each review will be short of shorter than normal. I really just want to talk about the main points of the book for each. Since I have three to talk about today it just makes it easier for you to read and for me to post!

 Tiny Little Rocket byRichard Collingridge 

 There's a tiny little rocket that will take you to the stars.
It only flies there once a year but zips you out past Mars.
Its fins are solid silver with a door made out of gold.
There's a cozy pilot seat inside for a person young or old.

Climb aboard for a bedtime picture book.

This adorable little book teaches children about space, the sun and even about birthdays. Yep I said birthdays. It teaches about the Earth's birthday which I thought was a great way to end the book. It also have a great pull out at the end of the book as well, which I loved. It has great illustrations and the words are beautifully written lyrics. All in all I really enjoyed reading this book. 

 The Magician's Hat byMalcolm Mitchell 

 Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell presents the story of a magician who reveals an awe-inspiring treasure from his bag of tricks -- books that make every kid's dream come true!

This is not your typical afternoon at the library -- a magician invites kids to reach into his hat to pull out whatever they find when they dig down deep. Soon -- poof! -- each child comes away with something better than they could've imagined -- a book that helps them become whatever they want to be, and makes their dreams come true through pages and words, and the adventures that follow. But each child can't help but wonder, What's really making the magic happen?

"Malcolm Mitchell is changing the world through the power of reading." -- Dav Pilkey, bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series

"The Magician's Hat will cast its spell on you!" -- Jeff Kinney, bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Now this book is my favorite of the three I'm reviewing today. Mainly because of the meaning behind this story. The theme or meaning is that books are magical and take you wherever you as the reader want to go. To me as a reader who has loved books for so long, this book is just perfection. The illustrations, which are done by Joanne lew-vriethoff, are also perfection. The cover itself is very eye catching and pleasing to look at. There are also words throughout this book that pop out at you are in bold colors, which I really love when books do that. Always a great way to teach new words to kids. This fanastic story also teachers that dreams are magic as well. So much love for this cute book! 

Misunderstood Shark by Ane Dyckman 

Every beachgoer knows that there's nothing more terrifying than a... SHARRRK! But this shark is just misunderstood, or is he? In a wholly original, side-splittingly funny story, New York Times bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Scott Magoon take this perennial theme and turn it on its (hammer)head with a brand-new cheeky character.

The filming of an underwater TV show goes awry when the crew gets interrupted by a... SHARRRK! Poor Shark, he wasn't trying to scare them, he's just misunderstood! Then he's accused of trying to eat a fish. Will Shark ever catch a break? After all, he wasn't going to eat the fish, he was just showing it his new tooth! Or was he? Explosively funny, extraordinarily clever, and even full of fun shark facts, this surprisingly endearing story gets to the heart of what it feels like to be misunderstood by the people around you. With a surprise twist ending, our Misunderstood Shark will have kids rolling with laughter!

I found this adorable children's book to be very funny and easy to read. It's full of great shark facts so there is the learning aspect in this book as well. Which I always find to be a great way for kids to learn, especially when the book is as funny as this one. The illustrations are really cute as well. All in all I found this book to be a fun and cute read.

Each of these books would be for the younger age range, but even as an adult I thought they were really cute. My son also loved the one about the rocket ship and the shark! (And he's 10!) So if you see any of these books at an upcoming Book Fair or in your local library they are a must to pick up and read with your kids. Hope you all enjoyed this post and as always...

Here at Ali's Bookshelf we accept books in exchange for a honest review. The book above I recieved in exchance for my honest review from Scholastic publishing.

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