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Mini-review: Glitter Kiss (Adrianne Ambrose)

The Deets:
Reading level: YA
Pages: 160
Publisher: December 19th 2012 by Oni Press
ISBN: 9781620100820
Source: netgalley



One kiss from Tinka's sparkling lips leads to some unexpected consequences for the callous boys of Portage High School. After a secret romance goes up in flames, she looks to a fortune teller for answers on finding true love, which leads to the summoning of some accidental--but hilarious-magic.
But in the end, Tinka has to learn to take responsibility for her own decisions, with or without the aid of magic.

This graphic novel was great! I really enjoyed it. The illustrations were great and the plot was actually good.

 What made the plot so great, you ask? The fact there was actually one! I am so tired of graphic novels that hardly have a plot. This one was fairly fleshed out (for a graphic novel). There were plot twists and an actual message. Rock on. It did end a little abruptly without offering much of a resolution for some of the characters, but it&…

mini-review: Shadows on My Wall (Timothy Young)

The Deets:
reading level: picture book
pages: 40
Publisher:
ISBN:
Source: eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review



How many of us remember seeing shadows on the wall when we were younger and being scared of what they could belong to? Well, that very idea is addressed in Timothy Young's picture book Shadows on My Wall.

I know as a child with an over active imagination (um, that child turned into an adult with the same problem), I would always imagine scary scenes in the dead of night. I was convinced on numerous occassions that a blood-thirsty bobcat had entered my room to eat me. Obviously that ended up being wrong, but it was still frightening as a kid! I really liked how the idea of the unknown is addressed in a kid-friendly way. The little boy in the book has the same fears that so many of us have had as wee ones and learns to change his perception.

Instead of being scared by what might be behind that shadow, he learns to take control. He scares away an angry robo…

Mini-Review: They're Coming (Thomas Young)

The Deets:
Reading Level: For the youngins (picture book)
Pages: 32
Publisher: August 1st 2012 by Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764342257
Sournce: eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review



They're Coming! is a humorously creepy picture book from author/illustrator Timothy Young. It shows monsters and ghouls and various creatures from all over. Why are they coming? You'll have to read the book to find out.








I enjoy reading picture books from time to time. They are quick and fun. Plus, I love seeing my youngest son's reaction to them since this is right in pace with his age. We read Timothy Young's They're Coming together some time ago, but I'm just now getting around to writing the review. (I know, bad mommy!)

We enjoyed it. Now, as the older reader, I knew what to expect. I was certain there was a twist ending, and I was not disappointed. For a barely five-year-old though-- the intended suspense was not missed. We enjoyed flipping the pages …

Cover Appeal: Camping

Cover Appeal is back! Since it's the middle of "fall" where I live (which really means a later summer), I thought fall themed book covers would be appropriate. We love camping here, so camping is my inspiration!