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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…