Friday, August 30, 2013

Bedtime Story: Roadwork

Synopsis: "Every preschooler who is mad for machines will revel in this bright, boisterous picture book about the exciting process of building a road.

"Load the dirt. Load the dirt. Scoop and swing and drop. Slam it down into the truck. Bump! Whump! Whop!"

There are many big machines and busy people involved in building a road, and this riveting picture book follows them every step of the way. From clearing a pathway (SCREEK!) to rolling the tar (SQUELCH!) to sweeping up at the end (SWISH!), ROADWORK is sure to draw young onlookers with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun."

My Review: This was a good construction book for little ones, it shows the process and the trucks (that could be fun to point out while stuck in construction on a summer trip). The illustrations were great. The only odd thing for me were the sound effects, occasionally they didn't seem to fit what was going on for the page.
My Rating: I think this is a great story and a lot of fun for little kids, but I can't get over the sound effects. If they would have left those out it would have been a three or four paw book but with them in it I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

From the Review Pile #17

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

I know that a lot of you have a huge pile of books that you want to read/review, but it understandably takes a while to get around to reading them all - here you can give a book (or two!) some of the publicity that it deserves, even if you haven't read it yet!


Synopsis: When Kate's mother, Marcie, dies mysteriously she is forever tormented by the many questions surrounding her mother's death. In Marcie's absence Kate clings to her mother's husbands, searching for solace.

As family secrets are revealed Kate works to build her own life and family, but the mystery of her mother's death sidetracks her until she finally gets the answer she's always hoped for.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Update

I just wanted to give you all a quick update as to what is going on around here on Eastern Sunset Reads.  I ended up being rushed to the emergency room on the 13th and needed emergency surgery.  All went well so no need to worry, I am home now and on the road to recovery.  Unfortunately I haven't been up to reading much lately so reviews are going to be few and far between for the time being.
This Thursday is also Munchkin's first birthday, and we are having a big birthday party for him this weekend. I will share some pictures with you next week when I can get online. 
I am also having another surgery done on the 12th of September, so it will be another 4-6 weeks of recovery time after that, but I do hope to be able to get back to reading before then and have a lot of great books to share with all of you.
I know I have an overflowing inbox with emails and I promise whenever I get a chance I will try to respond to each of you.
I hope you are all well and are finding great adventures between the pages!