Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Toddlers, Tots and Teens: Ashley Spires Double Feature


OVER-SCHEDULED ANDREW
Written and Illustrated by Ashley Spires
2016; 32 Pages
Genre: picture book, children's, lessons


(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)

Rating: ★★★★
Andrew likes to act and gets advice to join the debate team to work on his acting.  Then from the debate team he joins another fun activity and another one, and so forth.  Several activities later he finds himself tired, so he stops doing well in the activities and finds himself not having any fun with his friends.  Andrew learns that he has to drop his activities but finds himself having fun again.

This book has amazing illustrations and a great story to go with it.  I find that my nieces are more busy with their schedule than I am.  They have so many activities and while they enjoy them I wonder if they get enough play time or friend time.   I think this is a great book for kids and the adults scheduling them.  

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING
Written and Illustrated by Ashley Spires
2014; 32 Pages
Genre: picture book, children's, lessons


(I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS in exchange for an honest review.)

Rating: ★★★★
A little girl is in search of making the most magnificent thing with her assistant, her dog.  The little girl soon finds herself frustrated with not being able to make the perfect thing.  She gets so angry she wants to quit.  Then she takes a step back and thinks for a bit and soon comes up with the most magnificent thing.
I am loving Spires' illustrations and the stories she tell are realistic and relevant to the children reading them.  I like how Spires deals with frustration, perseverance and perfection.

k (My Novelesque Life)

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