The Miniature World of Marvin and James by Elise Broach is a fun book. It takes place in the house of a boy named James. While he is going out on vacation his bug friend, Marvin, has to stay behind at his house. But when Marvin’s cousin, Elaine, takes him off into the house to play they get stuck in a tricky situation.
I give this book 4 out of 4 L’s:
The Polar Express is a fun movie for the whole family. This Christmas movie is about a boy who was waiting to hear Santa’s sleigh bells and ends up on a train heading toward the north pole. The best part of the movie is the music 🙂 I’ve never gotten tired of hearing the songs even after watching the movie 3-5 times.
I give this movie 4 out of 4 L’s
This is how to get Christmas presents in Washington starting in 2017:
1. Stay awake to let Santa in.
2. Be polite when writing your Christmas list.
3. On Christmas Eve set out healthy snacks like apples, pears and bananas.
4. Make lots of room for the presents under your tree.
If you don’t do all of these things you might end up with no presents. 😦
Freckle juice by Judy Blume is a fiction book for ages 6 and up. It’s a story about a boy who wants freckles. When one person in his class gives him a recipe that the person says will give him freckles, he tries it out to see if it works. I liked the story overall but I think the outcome at the end is not so great.
Rating: 3 L’s
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper (Book 11) by David A. Adler is a suspenseful mystery. Cam and her friend, Eric, are getting school supplies from a store when someone’s shopping bag is stolen. Cam and Eric have to figure out who did it. The setting of a department store creates a challenge because there are so many people there and only one is the culprit. I recommend the story for ages five and up.
Rating: 4 out of 4 L’s
The Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin is an interesting story about a boy who has to spend his summer vacation in his fathers bookstore. But he doesn’t like to read! To amuse himself, he spies on customers. One day he follows a strange customer out of the bookstore and into a cemetery. ”There he discovers that this customer is actually a vampire but one that doesn’t drink blood.
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 4 L’s
The Minpins by Roald Dahl tells a story about a young child named Billy as he ventures deep into the woods where creatures roam in usual places. He has to face the Gruncher and kill it before it is safe to go on the forest floor! If the story had a moral it would be: You can sometimes face what is more powerful than you with help from your friends. My favorite part was when a swan was able to help Billy kill the Gruncher.
My rating: 3 1/2 out of 4 L’s:
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
Once there was a crocodile who liked eating children and had all the tricks and plans to eat them, or so he thought. The animals who lived in his forest knew how to disrupt his plans.
The main character of The Enormous Crocodile is not human because he is a crocodile. I like the other animals in the forest because they have some sneaky plans to disrupt the crocodile.
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 4 L’s!
Yesterday, I watched some of the Women’s Soccer. France played against Columbia and France won 4-0. Here is France’s flag:
Here are three facts about zebus.
1: The zebu’s main foods are grass, seeds and flowers.
2: Zebus are related to the water buffalo and the yak.
3: The zebu’s predators are wildcats, bears and humans.
Here is a cool video of a zebu: