Book Review: Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson

Book Review: Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson

Pride Colors
Robin Stevenson
Orca Book Publishers
03/12/2019

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What the Book is About

Pride Colors is about the colors in the pride flag. The book uses photography and poetic writing to illustrate the beauty of the rainbow.

First Impressions

The photography is incredible. I love the amount of representation the book has in it with various different skin tones and family types.

What I Liked

I really liked the interplay between the colors and phrases. For example, the yellow page is about a bright smile. Also, the end of the book has the meaning for each of the colors in the pride flag. The best part of this book is the representation because we see kids with two moms and two dads. 

What I Didn’t Like

Nothing! This is a great educational, fun book for young children.

Final Thoughts

I highly recommend this book! It’d be a great addition to any child’s library. 

Disclaimer

I was provided a copy of this book through the website Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Special thanks to Orca Book Publishers and Robin Stevenson for making this book available for review.

Quick Book Review: Owling by Mark Wilson

Quick Book Review: Owling by Mark Wilson

OwlingMark WilsonStorey Publishing03/05/2019Click to purchase on Amazon!*As an Amazon Associate, I earn proceeds from every purchase made through the link above.

Owling is a really in-depth look at Owls from facts about all owls, to specific breed facts, to how to find them in real life. The book is very interesting! I learned so many new things about owls that I didn’t know before. For example, did you know the facial disks around their eyes are what help them be able to hear? I think anyone with a fascination for owls would enjoy this book!

Thank you to Mark Wilson and Storey Publishing for making this book available to me.

Quick Book Review: Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister

Quick Book Review: Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister



Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest
Ian McAllisterOrca Book Publishers02/26/2019
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Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest is such a beautiful book filled with photography. The photography showcases wildlife from the largest remaining ancient coastal temperate rainforest that makes up one fourth of the remaining rainforests of its type. This book showcases the wonders contained within this special untouched place including some of the 230 bird species and 68 mammal species that live there. I am in absolute awe of the stunning animals and can’t wait to find out more about this region. I would highly recommend this book to any little animal lover.

Thank you to Orca Book Publishers for making this book available to me.

Quick Book Review: The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner

Quick Book Review: The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner

The Sea BookCharlotte MilnerDK Children02/05/2019Click to purchase on Amazon!*As an Amazon Associate, I earn proceeds from every purchase made through the link above.

The Sea Book explores various creatures and depths of the sea. The most interesting thing about this book is the information it provides about how vital sea life is to our ability to live. I loved the included facts and information about what threatens sea life and what children can do to help everyday. The illustrations were really cute, as well.

Thank you to Charlotte Milner and DK children for making this book available to me.

Quick Book Review: Penguin Days by Sara Leach

Quick Book Review: Penguin Days by Sara Leach



Penguin DaysSara LeachPajama Press08/15/2018
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Penguin Days is such a cute book following a little girl with Autism who is expected to be a flower girl at her Aunt’s wedding. There are a myriad of disasters that follow her around, like throwing up on her flower girl dress, to falling in the calf pen in the barn. Lauren is very cute and the book was a fun, easy read. I really enjoyed reading about Lauren and her struggles with helping to calm her “lizard brain” down. She’s very relatable. With a child of my own that has Autism, I recognized some of the same struggles he’s faced in Lauren. This book was a breath of fresh air and would be great for anyone to read to understand how someone with Autism thinks differently.

Thank you to Sara Leach and Pajama Press for making this book available to me.

Quick Book Review: DK Life Stories: Gandhi by Diane Bailey

Quick Book Review: DK Life Stories: Gandhi by Diane Bailey



DK Life Stories: GandhiDiane BaileyDK01/08/2019Click on the image above to purchase on Amazon!*As an Amazon Associate, I earn proceeds from every purchase made through the link above.

Gandhi was nothing short of an inspiration for many people around the world after his death. I remember learning about him in school and being inspired by his selflessness, but other than that, I had forgotten about his achievements. This book was a good primer on all that he had accomplished in his lifetime. I really enjoyed learning about his commitment to non-violence and peaceful protest and was surprised and excited to learn that Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr used his philosophies to further their causes, as well. I highly recommend this book!

Thank you to Diane Bailey and DK for making DK Life Stories: Gandhi available to me.

Quick Book Review: The Animals of Chinese New Year by Jen Sookfong Lee

Quick Book Review: The Animals of Chinese New Year by Jen Sookfong Lee



The Animals of Chinese New YearJen Sookfong LeeOrca Book Publishers01/08/2019Click on the image above to purchase on Amazon!*As an Amazon Associate, I earn proceeds from every purchase made through the link above.

This book is a simple picture book for young children that teaches them each of the animals of the Chinese new year. Each page talks about the animal in both English and Chinese and has a sweet photo of a baby on the opposite page. Young children will love this book! 

Thank you to Jen Sookfong Lee and Orca Book Publishers for making The Animals of Chinese New Year available to me.

Quick Book Review: Sewing the Rainbow by Gayle E. Pitman

Quick Book Review: Sewing the Rainbow by Gayle E. Pitman



Sewing the Rainbow Gayle E. PitmanMagination Press05/22/2018
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Wow! Sewing the Rainbow packed a punch with all of the information it had. It follows Gilbert Baker’s story as he discovers that he likes to design fashion and his father takes his drawing supplies away in an effort to make him “man up.” He was then sent to the military where he refused to shoot his weapon. Eventually he received an honorable discharge. He was generally unfulfilled with his life, though, until he took fashion designing back up. At a time when identity was just being discovered in the LGBT community, there were only really prejudicial symbols to represent gay people. Gilbert Baker came up with the idea of a rainbow flag to represent the identity of the gay community so that they had a way to organize and identify one another. Thus, the birth of the rainbow flag was born. I found the story interesting (as I had never heard it before) and him inspiring. The illustrations in the book were phenomenal. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to teach a child the story of the rainbow flag.

Thank you to Gayle E. Pitman and Magination Press for making this book available to me.

Quick Book Review: Up The Mountain Path by Marianne Dubuc

Quick Book Review: Up The Mountain Path by Marianne Dubuc



Up the Mountain PathMarianne DubucPrinceton Architectural Press10/02/2018
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I enjoyed this book so much! Mrs. Badger goes up to the top of the mountain, when she meets Lulu. Lulu is a young kitten that begins to accompany her week after week. Eventually Mrs. Badger can no longer go up the mountain and then is no longer alive to accompany Lulu. As Lulu goes up the mountain after losing her friend, she encounters a new friend. This book is absolutely stunning. The artwork is beautiful and inviting. The animals are fun. I want to own a hardcover copy of this book! I highly recommend this book.

Thank you to Princeton Architectural Press for making this book available to me.

Quick Book Review: Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature by Margriet Ruurs; Artist, Robert Bateman

Quick Book Review: Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature by Margriet Ruurs; Artist, Robert Bateman



Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted NatureMargriet RuursRobert BatemanOrca Book Publishers11/13/2018
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This book is an autobiography of Robert Bateman. The book follows his life as a child through adulthood, from painting to painting. It outlines his environmental achievements and causes along with his family life. Robert Bateman’s paintings are so gloriously stunning that me and my brother kept stopping to admire his work and just felt so in shock that the work wasn’t a photograph. He is truly inspiring and I personally admire his ability to create such lifelike paintings. I will absolutely look for more of his work online and I highly recommend this book.

Thank you to Orca Book Publishers for making this book available to me.