As I mentioned in the last post about bedtime stories, I will be posting reviews based on our experience with books we’ve read. Here are a few books we read in the last week.
Book: Animal Stories #2 Never Trust a Tiger by Lari Don
Estimated reading time: 30 minutes (team read over two 15 minute nights)
Jazlynn’s Rating: 8/10 (loved the story and pictures)
Review: This is actually an old tale from Korea retold by Lari Don. I liked this story because it was about teaching a lesson and serves as a new way to show children that different people can have varying opinions. For my daughter it was funny, but also interesting because she never could be sure of what would happen next. I really think this is great because it enhances our conversations about the story and I love finding out how Jazlynn feels about the actions of each character.
This was our first Animal Stories book for my 7 year old and me and we really enjoyed it. The chapters are broken up in a great way to enhance conversations so for me that was my favorite part.
Book: Louise the Big Cheese and the Ooh-la-la Charm School by Elise Primavera
Estimated reading time: 20 minutes (parent read)
Jazlynn’s Rating: 9/10 (she didn’t like that Louise was rude)
Review: This book is fun and cute for little girls who need to learn about manners and treating others with kindness. I initially chose this book because of the illustrations and how girly the character seemed. This is something that usually appeals to my 7 year old daughter.
It took us about 20 minutes to read through it, which did make for a longer bedtime story than usual, but my daughter enjoyed it.
Note! When reading in the beginning there is something the Louise is doing wrong and it doesn’t really get brought up until the end and this may go over your child’s head if you don’t emphasize it as it’s happening. Consider asking things like, “How do you think that made ___ feel?” and “Why did Louise do that?”
Book: Starry Safari by Linda Ashman
Estimated reading time: 10 minute (team read)
Jazlynn’s Rating: 10/10 (rhyming is always a plus)
Review: Great read, great illustrations, and fun rhyming, too. I do believe this was a little easy for my 7 year old and think it is optimal for a 3-5 year old or Kindergartner. This is also great for discussing the different types of animals that live in the wild and what they look like. Overall, Jazlynn liked it, but I think it was a bit boring for her.
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So those are our reviews for the second week of this series 🙂
Please note: I may not review all of the books we read each week because that might be a bit much (we typically read 8-10 books per week unless we are working on a chapter book together like The BFG).
Disclosure: There are affiliate links on this post. All opinions are my own (and Jazzy’s). We were not compensated to share about these titles.
Have you read any of these stories with your child? What do you think of them?