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Book Review: Ocean’s World: An Island Tale of Discovery and Adventure by Carlos PenaVegaAlexa PenaVegaKiersten Eagan (Illustrator

Ocean’s World : An Island Tale of Discovery and Adventure by Carlos Pena Vaga,Alexa PenaVega ,Kiersten Eagan (Illustrator)

Thomas Nelson: Children’s Fiction; 25/10/22

Koffee Reading Rating: 4/5

Genre : Children’s Fiction

Anci Rant: Sometimes you just want to read a really fun book because you are tired , feeling some type of way and in need of a good laugh (sounds pretty much like me lately). After a week of fighting work fires, emotional distress and the breakup of the year (with unhealthy eating) I was in a slum and in need of a feel good book. Luckily for me the perfect book fell onto my lap cue Ocean’s World and I pretty much enjoyed escaping to an island for a bit.

Review : I received a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson’s Children’s Fiction for my complimentary copy and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

This is an adorable read by Celebrity couple Carlos PenaVega and Alexa PenaVega. The book follows two brothers (Ocean and Kingston) and their adorable dog (Sasha) who have an adventure on the beach to make their mother’s day special. The boys are looking

Two brothers (Ocean and Kingston) are looking for their mother’s favorite shell to gift her for her birthday . On their adventure they learn interesting facts about life on their island including octopuses , turtles, fish and even a volcano. This is a perfect book for children’s as the illustrations are colorful , the plot catchy and new words are addressed. It’s a perfect summer read for children and those young at heart. The book was oozing with new words that I actually didn’t know and I promise I had no idea that octopuses could change their colors to match their surroundings.

Book is perfect for when you are dreaming of a vacation but cannot travel anywhere because the book is set on an Island.

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Marcus Rashford by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara- Book Review

Just a rant: In case you didn’t know this about me *clears throat* I am a die hard Manchester United fan (even when that team loses and almost ruin my hairline with frustration). I happen to stan Marcus because he is not only scoring but my fantasy league is a little bit awesome right now *smiley face emoji*. Let’s get into the review.

Genre: Children’s non-fiction

Pub date: 6 September

Anci’s Summary : I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

This is my first  Little People, BIG DREAMS book and I want to read all of them . The book tells the Marcus Rashford story from humble beginnings to international superstar on and off the field. The author highlights what kind of family he came from ( a loving and supportive family) and how his talent was honed from childhood. I loved the fact that we see his resilience, his hunger and his passion in the few pages. Every child and child at heart that has ever needed a sign to push on must read this book.

What I loved about the book: It’s a children’s book and I appreciate that it was written as so and that it is wonderfully illustrated .

Book is perfect for : Every child

Book is best read with : Your snack of choice

Themes explored in the book: Resilience, compassion, love ,community and grace

As a Christian will I enjoy this book? Yes you will

Do I recommend this book? Yes! Go get it now

Will you be reading more books by the author? Yes of course

Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Quizzes for Rebel Girls- A Review

Just a rant : I am obsessed with Buzzfeed quizzes and everything that requires quizzes or trivia is my jam so yes I do watch The Chase, Tipping Point and Survivor (this is just for laughs).

Genre :Non-fiction/ Children’s fiction

Author: Rebel Girls

Publishing Date : 9 August 2022

Most popular book by author : Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women

Book Summary : I received a complimentary copy from Rebel Girls and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

This is now one of my most favorite Rebel Girl books because it’s interactive. It’s mainly geared for the younger generation but I absolutely enjoyed it. Everyone should read it and just have fun with it and the authors did a wonderful job of getting young girls to find out who they are. I wish I had this book when I was younger and I am pretty psyched that I finally know which flower I am. I also believe that the book is a great addition to bookshelves.

What I liked about the book? The illustrations and how interactive it was

As a Christian will I enjoy this book? Yes

Do you recommend this book? Yes

Should everyone read this book? Yes

Would you read more books by the author? Yes

Rating

Relatability :👍👍👍/👍👍👍👍👍

Overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Bad Mood by Moritz Petz- A Review

Just a rant: Have you ever woken up in a bad mood ? Like you have no idea why but you just in an awful mood and everyone annoys you? Same.

Publishing Date : 16 November 2021

Genre : Childrens

Anci’s book summary: A huge thanks to the publisher for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book tells the story of Badger who wakes up one morning grumpy and unwillingly steps out of his house in his bad mood that he spreads to everyone around him. Oblivious to the spread of the ‘grumpiness’ he goes on with his daily activities only to snap out of it and realise that he had spread his ‘bad mood’. Oh mayn , this book lived true to the title.

What I liked about the book:

*The storyline/plot

*The illustrations

*The lessons contained in the book

Themes explored :

*Moodiness

Cover rating : 4 /5

Would you read more books by the author ? Yes

Do you recommend this book? Yes

I am a Christian what should I expect from the book?

a clean funny and uplifting story

RATINGS (RATING OUT OF 5)

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids: The Sunshine Squad: A Book about Kindness – A Review

Just a rant: Nothing will cheer a cold somebody than chicken soup because uhmm chicken soup can get you all warm and fuzzy

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Anci’s book summary: A huge thanks to Charlesbridge Publishing for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely adored this book and recommend it.Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS: The Sunshine Squad follows a group of six friends–Oliver, Mia, Lilly, Lucas, Sophie and little Tommy who live in the same building. The kids form a sunshine squad to become heroes, just like comic book heroes. Of all the kids Tommy is the only one that doesn’t seem to have a super power but he eventually finds the most important superpower that everyone needs.I loved the lesson contained in this book and the illustrations are just amazing. This book belongs on bookshelf’s in every home . Every child deserves to be a hero and this book is proof

Character/s I loved : Tommy

Character/s I related to: Tommy

Character/s that made me cringe: None

Cutest name ever : Let me get back to you on that one

Cover rating : 4/5

Would you read more books by the author ? Yes

Do you recommend this book ? Yes

Would I Enjoy this book as Christian looking for a clean read ? Yes you will!

RATINGS (RATING OUT OF 5)


Emotional-o-meter:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Cheesy-o-meter:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Hunger-o-meter:

Rating: 1 out of 5.


Overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Book Review: Mindful Mr. Sloth

Just a rant: Are you more of Sasha who likes to do things fast and at once or are you like Mr Sloth? If I may be honest I sometimes am like Sasha like let’s get things done now now is my jam

Publishing Date : August 1st 2021

Genre : Childrens

Anci’s book summary: A huge thanks to Capstone for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book tells the story of Sasha Patience Pruitt who is an impatient girl that loves to do all things at once. One morning she encounters Mr Sloth who has just had a fall. Instead of listening to his story because she likes things done fastly because she is not patient doesn’t listen but scoots him up so they can play. They end up at a neighbour hood race where Mr Sloth teaches her some lessons

What I liked about the book:

*The storyline/plot

*The illustrations

*The lessons contained in the book

Themes explored :

*Mindfulness

*Relaxation

Character/s I loved: Mr Sloth

Cover rating : 4 /5

Would you read more books by the author ? Yes

Do you recommend this book? Yes

I am a Christian what should I expect from the book?

a clean funny and uplifting story

RATINGS (RATING OUT OF 5)

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Sticky Icky Vicky- A Review

Just a rant: Have you ever wanted to do something but you were so terrified that you were going to fail and make a disaster out of everything? Me too! Sometimes I get scared too and that’s okay

Publishing Date : 19 October 2021

Genre : Childrens

Anci’s book summary: A huge thanks to PIxel Publishing House for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book tells the story of Vicky, a fun-loving girl who doesn’t mind getting a little sticky and icky but is scared of getting into water because she is scared of water after what happens to her (not going to tell you what). Her fear stops her from bathing or swimming but then she gets invited to a party that involves water. Once there she has to battle Negative Ned who is always so negative. This is a beautiful book for young readers on fear , courage and finding your own.

What I liked about the book:

*The way the story was told

*The illustrations

*The lessons contained in the book

Themes explored :

*Courage

*Fear

*Positive Thinking

Character/s I loved: Sticky Icky Vicky

Cover rating : 4 /5

Would you read more books by the author ? Yes

Do you recommend this book? Yes

I am a Christian what should I expect from the book?

a clean funny and uplifting story

RATINGS (RATING OUT OF 5)

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Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business- A Review

Just a rant: There is something about children’s books that can calm me down after a long day so I was extremely excited to read about Wednesday Wilson

Publishing Date : June 1st 2021

Genre : Childrens

Anci’s book summary: A huge thanks to Kids Can Press for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book tells the story of Wednesday Wilson a very spirited entrepreneurial girl who refuses to let anyone deter her from being an entrepreneur.She and her best friend, Charlie and with some help from her little brother, Mister, have made a list of potential businesses to start. But before they can ponder on it and with a little nudge from an unfortunate incident in class with a little ‘meanie girl’ they end up starting a business (Hint: It involves a book)

What I liked about the book:

*The way the story was told

*The illustrations

Themes explored :

*Friendship

*Entrepreneuarial

*Girl Power

What I liked about Wednesday:

*Her drive

*Her humor

*Her daringness

*How she stood up for her beliefs

What made me cringe:

I can’t answer this without spoiling *smile*

Character/s I loved: Wednesday

Cover rating : 4 /5

Would you read more books by the author ? Yes

Do you recommend this book? Yes

I am a Christian what should I expect from the book?

🥞a clean funny and uplifting story

RATINGS (RATING OUT OF 5)

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The Friendship Code- A Review

Just a rant: This book was SO FUN! It’s a book I wish I had read when I was growing up because WOW I would have gone to MIT and maybe work for Google (it’s not too late right!?)

Genre: Childrens Book

Publication Date :August 22nd 2017 

Trigger Warnings : N/A

Anci’s Summary: It tells the story of Lucy an eager learner who wants to learn about coding and the friends she makes along the way.

What I loved about the book: It shows the beauty of friendship and reminds all of us of the fun we have with code

Will I be reading more books by the author?: Yes!

Do you recommend this book?: Yes!

The character I related to the most: Lucy (her eagerness and her impatience to make strides even after one lesson) and Erin (she was just so smart!)

Rating (rating is out of 5):

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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