Sandra K. (LittleSproutsAcademy) - - Reviews

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Author: Bill Martin Jr, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Book Type: Board book
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
Review Date: 8/28/2007
Helpful Score: 5

One of the best children's booksby Bill Martin and Illustrated by Eric Carle. Both my sons, ages 7 and 21 months enjoy this book. It does a wonderful job of teaching colors, animals and repetitive phases to childen.

Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur
Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur
Author: Keith Baines
Book Type: Paperback
Review Date: 6/30/2007
Helpful Score: 1

I read this book in college when I took British Literature. I have always enjoyed the adventures of King Arthur and his knights. Medieval literature is one of my favorite subjects. I enjoyed the experience of reading this classic work. Malory wrote this classic work during the War of the Roses, a civil war that tore England apart. Through his prose, Malory hoped to resurrect the vision of a perfect medieval world. Keep this in mind when you read this book, and try to place yourself in the medieval era.

This copy I have (out of print copy) was well written by Keith Baines. He eliminated a lot of needless dialogue from his rendering here, but keeps the plot lines and sequence of action with integrity from earlier manuscripts and recited tales. His translation compares favourably with others, becoming a fairly standard text for good reason. Robert Graves (of 'I Claudius' fame) provides an appreciative introduction to the text. Baines himself was a poet; however, this text, accepted somewhat reluctantly, is probably his best known work.

Why  Does it Thunder and Lightning? A Just Ask Book
Why Does it Thunder and Lightning? A Just Ask Book
Author: Arvetis, Palmer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
Review Date: 9/11/2007

This is a great book for ages 4 to 8 in learning about what causes Thunder and lightening. The animal characters in the book make it clear for any child to understand. It offers insights on explaining the positive and negative charges that occur in a rain cloud with magnets.

I reccomend this book for any homeschooling family doing a study unit on Clouds or as a supplemental reading to a Five in a Row study on the book "Storm in the Night" by Mary Stolz.

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