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Bling's weekly book review - "Dog vs. Cat' by Chris Gall

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Hi Friends,

It is time for my weekly book review.   I love doing them for you!

This week, my book review is for a children's book, Dog vs. Cat, written and illustrated by Chris Gall.   This is such a great book.  I keep reading it over and over.   My mom had put it back on the book shelf and here I am with it out again.   Don't you love hearing your favorite stories over and over!!



In this book, a man went to a shelter to get a dog.  At the same time, his wife went to a shelter to get a cat.  They both brought home a pet on the same day!  Can you imagine it?  This is going to be interesting.  Guess what??  They only had one room for their new pets.  Their pets were going to have to learn to share.

Dog and Cat decided to split the room in half.  They would EACH have THEIR OWN area!  Dog's side of the room was really messy.  Cat's side of the room was really clean.  I think there is going to be some conflict don't you!!   They tried to be friendly with each other.  Th…

Bling's Book Review - DOG IN CHARGE by K.L. Going and illustrated by Caldecott Award Winner, Dan Santat

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Hi Friends,

It is time for my weekly book review.  I hope you look forward to my book reviews.  I love doing them for you!

This week, my book review is on "Dog In Charge" written by K. L. Going and illustrated by Dan Santat - a famous Caldecott Award Winner.


It is really important to me to teach my new little sister, Bliss, all about reading.  For this book review, I am taking my book to Bliss's bedroom and read to her.   I love my little sister.

Our book this week, Dog in Charge, is full of surprises.  One thing that is not a surprise is the subject.  It is a book about a dog...oh yeah, I LOVE that.  The book also has cats in it!  I LOVE cats.  Two of the cats look like my cats.  I have a Siamese cat named Rembrandt Blue and a long haired gray cat named Smudge.   Of course I would LOVE a book about cats and dogs.   How could I not?!

The main character is an American Bulldog named "Dog".  I have never heard of a dog named Dog before, have you?  In the first fe…

Bling's Book Review - Ding Dong Gorilla written by Michelle Robinson and Illustrated by Leonie Lord

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Hi Friends,

It is time for my weekly book review.  I hope you look forward to my book reviews.  I love doing them for you!


This week, my book review is on "Ding Dong Gorilla" written by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Jane Chapman.

Before we talk about the book - I have HUGE-GIGANTIC-EPIC news for you.   I have a new sister.  Her name is Bliss.  I really like her a lot.  She jumps on me sometimes.  My mom tells her not to do that.  She tries to be good.  I am going to help her learn the rules.  When mom is not looking, we will probably rough house though!!!  My mom read the book to us today.  Dad tried to take photos.  There will be some fun photo bloopers on my Facebook page.  Click here if you want to see the BLOOPER PHOTOS.

Our book this week, Ding Dong Gorilla, is a super fun book.  Do you know one of my favorite things is pizza.  I love pizza.  I especially love pizza with a thin crust.  This book is about pizza.   As soon as I heard that, I was especially excited …

Bling's weekly book review -" I'm Not Sleepy " by Jane Chapman

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Hi Kids,

It is time for my weekly book review.  Like last week's book, this week's book is written and illustrated by the same person!   She is what is called an author/illustrator.   I can't wait to tell you all about it.  It is another wonderful book to read!
This week, my book review is on "I'm Not Sleepy" by author/illustrator Jane Chapman.

The book is about an owlet named Mo.   Do you know what an owlet is?  It is a baby owl.  I looked owlets up on line to share some fun facts with you.

Thank you to https://www.littlethings.com/facts-about-owl-babies/ for this great information!

10 Facts About Baby Owls You Never Knew Before They Have A Special Name. ... They Are Born With A Tooth. ... They Hatch On Different Days Than Their Siblings. ... They Will Attach To Humans If Not Careful. ... They Have Monogamous Parents. ... They Are Born In Stolen Nests. ... They Are Best Left Untouched. ... They Don't Stick Around The Nest Long...They Grow Quickly...But th…

Bling's weekly children's book review - "Mighty Mo" by Alison Brown

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Hi Kids,

It is time for my weekly book review.  This week's book is written and illustrated by the same person!  Wow - multi-talented huh!  It is a great book - my entire family enjoyed it!

This week, my book review is on "Mighty Mo" by author/illustrator by Alison Brown.

What makes us choose a specific book to read?   (I know - isn't it interesting to think about!) This week what caught my attention was the bright red color on the cover of the book.   I loved the emotions of the characters on the cover too.  No words were needed to see what they were feeling.

The main character of the book is a racoon named Mo.   Mo is a wild racoon who is terribly bored.  Mo was so bored he took off to find something to do.  Do you know what he did?  He broke into a zoo. Yep, it is true (at least according to the book!) he broke into the zoo. 

The first animal he passes is a penguin.  I LOVE penguins.  They walk like this.  Oh, wait, you are reading and can't see me.  Well, p…

Bling's weekly book review - Dragon Was Terrible, authored by Kelly Dipucchio

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Hi Kids,

It is time for my weekly book review.  There are so many GGGGRRRREAT books out there, it is difficult to pick one to review each week.   I want to review more than one!!

This week, my book review is on "Dragon was Terrible" by author, Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.

What makes us choose a specific book to read?   It can be a number of things.  This week what caught my attention was the title of the book.   I had to laugh out loud when I read it....Dragon was Terrible!   Instantly, I wanted to read more.

The first page begins the story saying, "Dragon was terrible.  Naturally, dragons have a bit of terrible in them because they are dragons after all."   I laughed to myself (well, Rembrandt Blue, my cat besty, heard me too.)  That is so true.  Who isn't afraid of a dragon?  I asked myself, "Why are we afraid of dragons?  Well, because...they are dragons...duh!"   This made me think a little.  Hum, maybe we shouldn't think a…

Bling's Book Review - Freddy & Frito by Alison Friend

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Hi Kids,

I have a great book to review for you this week!   The full name of the book is "Freddy & Frito and the Clubhouse Rules" by Alison Friend.


The main characters are Freddy, a cute little fox, and Frito, Freddy's best friend who is a mouse.   The opening illustration shows Freddy and Frito painting.     You know how I love art.   I took a moment and really looked at the illustration.   Freddy was painting a bicycle - his painting was neat and organized.  Frito was painting ...gosh...it was a flurry of color creating an abstract painting.   Do you know what "abstract" art is?   Abstract art is basically the use of color creatively without creating a specific form.   It is the freedom to be creative and enjoy color.    (okay - back to the book)

Freddy and Frito are best friends and love playing at each other's homes.   At each home, there are rules.  Freddy's house is very neat and Freddy's mom does not want the boys to make messes.   At Fri…