Jul 26, 2010

Robot Zot

I apologize for my lack of posts lately.  We were moving and between finding my laptop, getting internet hooked up again, and my lack of energy I haven't been keeping up on this like I should.  I didn't forget about y'all and I want to prove it by telling you about one of the funniest books I've read in awhile! 

My boys have been fighting over this one every night! 
Ryan: "I want Robot Zot-Wham Bot!"
Josh: "No Wham Bot My Bot!!"
Ryan: "No MY Bot!"
Josh: "MY BOT!"
Mom: "No fighting or NO ZOT!"

Jon Scieszka has a great sense of humor that shows through his writing.  David Shannon does his usual fantastic job of illustrating with this book.  Check out the link for some video interviews with him.

I can't say too much about this cute little robot without ruining the story for you.  I will say that I love the spunk and determination that Zot has. I'm glad he is not loose in my house(although I don't know if it would make a difference right now)  but it still makes for a really funny story!

Go grab your own copy of Zot and enjoy! 

Jul 6, 2010

SUPERDOG The Heart of a Hero

Reading this book makes me believe that even I could be a superhero.  I LOVE reading this book to my kids.  It is one of those books that makes you feel a little warm and gooey inside and believe for just a fraction of a second that everything in the world is right with a dog like Dexter out there.

Dex is an ordinary, if not a little less than ordinary, weiner dog that aspires to being able to help himself and others.  There are a ton of great lessons in this book like, patience, kindness, doing good to others even if they do bad to you, and friendship.

This awesome story was written by Caralyn Buehner.  The pictures were done by her husband, Mark Buehner, and they are so much fun to look at. 

If you are looking for a perfect bedtime story for your superhero addicts or just one that teaches great values then this is the one for you!

After all this talk about superdogs and rescue I'm off to do some rescuing of my own.  I think I'll start by rescuing some ice cream from the freezer!