Monday, July 9, 2018

NIGHT NIGHT, GROOT by Brendan Deneen / Book Review #NightNightGroot

By: Brendan Deneen
Illustrated by: Cale Atkinson
Published by: Marvel Press/ Disney Hyperion
Released on: April 4th, 2017
Ages: 3 & up
Purchase from: DisneyAmazon | B&N
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Rating: 5 Owlets
An unbound copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

It's been a long day for baby Groot and he's ready to be tucked in for bed. Just as his eyes start to close, Rocket Raccoon bursts onto the scene! Groot can't go to sleep yet, there's a whole galaxy that needs to be defended and they must work together to save the day! Then maybe, just maybe, Groot will finally get the rest he deserves!

Who can resist baby Groot? He's just SO CUTE! Cale Atkinson's illustrations are some of our favorite, and he definitely upped his game with this adorable bedtime story. Brendan's story is even more appealing with the rhyming kids will enjoy, and including the family of Avenger's characters into the story. Definitely a bed time book worth picking up!

LUCY & ANDY NEANDERTHAL: THE STONE COLD AGE by Jeffrey Brown / Book Review #LucyAndAndyNeanderthal

By: Jeffrey Brown 
Published by: Random House / Crown Books For Young Readers 
Released on: August 29th, 2017
Ages: 8 & up
Purchase from: Publisher | Amazon | B&N 
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Rating: 4 Owlets

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Jedi Academy books comes book two in the laugh-out-loud graphic novel series about Neanderthal siblings Lucy and Andy. Fans of the Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Terrible Two series won’t want to miss it! Now available in paperback!

Every day is a snow day for Lucy & Andy! But life in the Ice Age isn’t all fun and games. These Neanderthal siblings are back to their paleo pranks, and they have to put up with more than just each other–the cave is feeling awfully cramped since the humans moved in. It’s the Ice Age, and legroom comes at a real premium!

Jeffrey Brown skillfully blends humor and history with paleontologist sections: Timeline of Key Discoveries, Ice Age Fact vs. Fiction, Silly Cavemen Myths, and more.

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal make going back into time an exciting, humor filled adventure. The Stone Cold Age is the second book in the series and like the first book, this is a fast paced, funny read. 
Brown mixes scientific-facts, historical references, and humor in a way that even the most reluctant reader will enjoy. Who knew that stepping back in time to over 40,000 years ago, could be so fun. Our favorite part is the 'did you know' section. If you haven't picked up the first book, you can still easily jump into this book and enjoy the story. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~