Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Doodletopia: Manga by Christopher Hart

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Do you love art, and drawing.  My 9 year old is always wanting to learn how to draw new things, or do new crafts.  We recently received a copy of Doodletopia:  Manga by Christopher Hart.  She took the book immediately and started learning how to draw Manga.  This book isn't just for kids.  Are you an adult, and want to learn how to draw?  That is definitely me.  I need step by step instructions to be able to draw anything.  This book provides just that.  It also gives you partial pictures to finish.  This makes it really easy to visualize just what you should be drawing and where to put certain lines.  

This is a great book to buy for yourself, for a child, or even someone that you know that is really into art.  I was impressed with how simple the instructions were.  My 9 year old was able to follow the simple drawing instructions with absolutely no assistance from an adult.  The book helps you create fun Manga, or anime style characters that are so much fun.  My daughter and I were truly impressed with this book.

Do you know someone that might be interested in this book?  

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


Great Story Books for Young Readers - from Disney Hyperion

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I am always raving about the great selection of books that Disney has to offer.  They always offer a huge selection of books for children of all different ages, and skill levels.  We also love that they have so many different character themed books to choose from.  There truly is something for every child.  
Disney offers a great selection of books for young readers.  They offer so many fun colorful storybooks that truly keep young children entertained.  These are great for them to try to read on their own, or with help from a parent.




Ginny Louise and the School Field Day
My kids always get so excited when field day comes up at the end of the school year.  This book is all about field day.  It is great for young children that might not know much about field day.  This books follows Ginny Louise on field day!  This book touches on something that I truly find important to teach young children.  This book talks about how some of her school mates aren't playing fair.  This is something I personally have had to explain to my children when they get upset about this issue.  This book does a great job of making the entire situation funny.




Steamboat School
This illustrated story book is written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Ron Husband.  I love the retro style illustrations in this book.  this book is also perfect for young readers just learning how to read.  This book is a book based on true events.  This book also teaches something very important.  It is a great way to teach young children about discrimination.  The book follows a teacher and his students who refuse to accept discrimination.  

You can learn more about these books by visiting the Hyperion Books website.


Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.


Pete's Dragon - Book Reviews

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Pete's Dragon, the movie, will be released on August 12, 2016.  Are you excited for this movie release?  We can't wait to see it.  Disney is coming out with a great selection of books inspired by the movie.  They are offering books for a variety of different age groups that have been inspired by the movie.  

Pete's Dragon Junior Novel 



This is a great novel for children just starting to read novels.  This is a simple novel that is geared towards children 8 to 12 years old.  The book follows Pete who is an eleven year old boy.  He is afraid of the forest.  Pete can always count on Elliot.  Who is Elliot?  Elliot is a green flying dragon.  This is a great book if your child loves to use their imagination.  


Pete's Dragon - The Lost Years



This is a another novel that is written for children 8 to 12 years old.  This is an original novel that follows Pete and Elliot on their adventures through the forest.  This novel is made even more fun by the illustrations throughout.  


Elliot Gets Lost



This is great colorful book for younger readers.  It appeals to children of all ages, but is geared towards ages 3 to 5.  Elliot is a puppy in this story.  This is a story about a lost puppy.  This book is really neat because it features illustrations that have never been seen before.

All of these great books can be found on the Disney website.  You can learn more about them there, or order your very own when you visit it.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

Three Little Words - Book Review

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Did you love the film Finding Dory?  Did you know that Disney offers a great selection of books that are inspired by the movie?  Three Little Words is a book inspired by the movie.  It is written by Amy Novesky and illustrated by Grace Lee.  

This is an adorable little story book.  It is perfect for early readers.  It appeals to children that love the movie Finding Dory.  The book appeals to preschool through early elementary grades.  The book is beautifully illustrated.  We really enjoyed the front cover that looks like a watercolor painting.  The pages throughout look like watercolor painting too.  They feature illustrations of sea life, and your favorite characters from the movie.  You can find Dory throughout the colorful pages.  The text is very simple.  This is perfect for young readers.  The simple story follows Dory on her journey.

You can learn more about this book, and all the books that Disney has to offer by visiting their website.  

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

The Charcuterie Shack Review

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Are you a foodie, and do you love trying new foods?  Do you know a foodie that you are looking for the perfect gift for?  The Charcuterie Shack is a great place to find great items for your favorite foodie.  You can even treat yourself to their products.  We fell in love with their tasty cured meats. 






We received a delicious box of their items to try.  They hand pick everything, so you aren't having to search around for the best of the best.  The hard work is already done.  You simply open the box and enjoy your cured meats.  They offer both a mild package, and a hot variety.  I chose mild.  This box comes with Serrano Ham, Chorizo, and a Fuet Ring.  The Chorizo is a bit spicy, but not overly hot.  It has a great flavor.  The Fuet Ring is more like a dry salame.  The Serrano Ham is a cured ham that is sliced very thin.

The products from Charcuterie Shack are also great for entertaining.  They are an easy way to create a simple appetizer plate.  You can serve these cured meats with cheeses, and fresh bread or crackers.  How would you use these cured meats?

You can learn more about all the products that The Charcuterie Shack has to offer by visiting their website.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.


Monday, June 20, 2016

I Draw on Cats: A Connect-the-Dots Activity Book

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I honestly will say that this book provided my daughter with so many hours of fun.  Do you like activity books?  This is a great one.  I Draw on Cats is an activity book that incorporates fun pictures of cats.  It is a connect the dot activity book.  My 9 year old really enjoyed it.  She had a ton of fun doing the activities on all the fun filled kitty pages.  She is a big kitty lover.  This is a great gift for anyone that loves cats.  The book is colorful, and entertaining.  The pictures throughout are entertaining.  This is a great activity book for great indoor fun during the Summer months.  It is a nice quiet activity that will keep children interested.  It isn't just for children though.  This activity book is great for adults too.

You can learn more about this book here.  You can also purchase your own copy too.  

 I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Emjoi's MicroNail - Get Great Natural Nails This Summer!

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Do you have a hard time keeping your hands and feet looking great all Summer long?  It can be difficult in the warmer months to keep up beauty routines with the pool, hot weather, and just being outdoors more.  I was recently introduced to Emjoi's MicroNail.  This is a great beauty tool to have year round.  It gives your nails a natural and healthy look, but it is also so easy to use.  

Emjoi's MicroNail is a beauty tool that buffs, and shines nails.  I was really impressed when I gave it a try.  The tool has two spinning attachments that you use on your nails.  It helps get rid of imperfections in the nail.  I also found that it gets rid of rough dry skin around the nail too.  The MicroNail has an attachment that buffs nails to a glossy shine.  I could not believe how shiny my natural nails were without any kind of polish.  The shine doesn't just last a day either.  It lasts for about 2 weeks.  This is an easy and pretty alternative to manicures and pedicures in the busy Summer months.  Emjoi's MicroNail isn't just for women.  It is also great for men too!

You can learn more about Emjoi's MicroNail by visiting their website.  

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.