A coming of age story, Margaret searches for a singular religious identity as well as journeying through puberty, boys, school and all the things that go with it. First published in 1970 by Yearling, Judy’s Blume’s “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” landed on Time’s Top 100 Fiction Books in 2011. It’s popularity also spurned another book, only this time from a boys perspective.
Quoted as being “one of the greatest childhood classics of all time” ‘They Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Inspired by a hole punch, children are able to follow a very hungry caterpillar’s life cycle and the metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. This book is great for early readers and not to mention helps with math with basic counting. The pictures help beginners follow the story and strengthens developing reading skills.
Everyone is in love. Yuck. Double Yuck! In “That Yucky Love Thing” by Michael Catchpool, a young boy is utterly disgusted by all the lovey dovey people in his life with all their kissing and holding hands. Yuck. So he leaves, but in his travels he only finds animals expressing their love. Double Yuck. He then finds an abandoned Island where he gets to do all the awesome things he wants to do but soon comes to find a young girl living there as well. Not so yucky. This book is really funny as you can picture young children having the exact same reaction in real life. The illustrations are quite good and I think that this would be a book good for young boys, but my Princess loves it too. Come read about “That Yucky Love Thing.”
*I was not paid for this review and I purchased the book myself*
Check out my latest book review on L.M. Stull’s debut novel “A Thirty-Something Girl.” Reminiscent of Sex and The City, a 30-chic story of self-discovery and female comradery, this novel is a fresh, fast and easy read. Here is an excerpt of the full review and select my book review tab for the full review.
“Maybe hidden under the dark & heavy layers of despair and doubt lies a shred of Hope.” L.M. Stull’s debut novel “A Thirty-Something Girl” is a story of self-discovery, life & death and true friendship. The protagonist Hope, a newly turned 30 year old, has had a string of bad luck that would cripple the best of people. With the aid and support of her close friends, Hope begins on a journey and stumbles across someone who will end up helping her along the way. Old wounds will be healed, new ones will be inflicted, but the true gem is the mantra “pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep on going…”