In our society it is commonplace, even though we live in a Federal Constitutional Republic, for little girls to dream of being princesses. It’s also not uncommon for grown-up girls in college to want to be princesses as well, which is probably why I felt compelled to pull Heath McKenzie’s My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess off the shelf. I [...]
When one is studying English in college like I am, one is often presented with obnoxious questions like, “Why do you read?” These questions are usually repeated over and over again by professors with varied voice inflection while all of the students in class wait for the most pretentious kid to reveal himself and say something ridiculous. [...]
In my very first picture book review, I stated that children’s books can be considered shallow due to their “flamboyant illustrations and lack of SAT words,” and I think we have been able to prove that untrue. However, after coming across Averbeck and Ismail’s One Word from Sophia, I realized I was wrong about picture books all lacking SAT [...]
I’m going to be real with you. I love Rainbow Rowell. I love her in that weird way where I want to be her, at least when it comes to her writing career. From the looks of it, Rainbow Rowell and her alliterative spectrum of a name came out of nowhere in 2011 and just started throwing [...]
Greetings, everyone! It’s time again to take a walk down memory lane and reconsider everything you ever thought was simple about your childhood. Today in Picture Books in Review, we are looking at what may be our easiest read yet. With only 32 pages and 91 words, this book can be read in under a [...]
As I’ve stated before, books belong to their readers, and no matter how old you are, there is always something that can be learned from children’s picture books. It’s also true that some books, as simple as they may seem, can hold deep, underlying meanings that will stay with the readers for years to come. [...]
If there is one thing we catch onto early in life, besides crying to get attention and candy being the most universal currency in existence, it’s that Disney Princess movies always end with a happily ever after. They begin with a girl who has a problem; then she meets a prince who somehow, usually obliviously, fixes it, and then she becomes a princess [...]
Welcome to another installment of Picture Books in Review where I apply way too much thought to a book written for individuals who can count their age on one sticky, little hand. And what better book to over-analyze than Michael Hall’s latest work Red: A Crayon’s Story. This is the story of a crayon whose wrapper says he [...]
In your life, you will come across things you think are going to be adorable but end up being downright terrifying. Such things include Chihuahuas, animatronics, and oh, Ella Bailey’s Halloween-themed picture book No Such Thing. Let’s begin by posing the rhetorical and hypothetical question: really?! And moving on. From my first reading, I understood [...]
There is a lot that can be learned from children’s picture books, no matter how old you are. And while it may be easy to consider such works to be shallow or simple, due to their flamboyant illustrations and lack of SAT words, upon closer inspection, one might find that actually the opposite is true. [...]
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