Monthly archives: August, 2016

Disney Bambi – The Story of Bambi

Disney Bambi - The Story of Bambi

Walt Disney Bambi was probably my favorite movie when I was little. I loved any animal show ( I wanted to be a vet!), so whenever Bambi came on Disney, I was right there watching it with my sisters and brother. We made a family night of it and made great memories. A book was …

Charlotte and the Mysterious Vanishing Place

Charlotte and the Mysterious Vanishing Place

With the advent of cellphones and helicopter parenting, Charles A. Slater Brings middle-grade readers the Kare Kids Adventures (ages 8-12). Featuring strong, independent and responsible characters, books in the Kare Kids Adventure series teach kids (and their parents) the importance of independent-thinking – a key quality to instill in our nation’s future leaders. I received …

Infamy (A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller)

Infamy (A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller)

Marty and I don’t often share the same taste in books but we do both enjoy a good political suspense book. As soon as I received Infamy (A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller), I knew that Marty was going to want to read it when I was done. This is my first book by Robert Tanenbaum but Marty …

2000 Stickers Animals 36 Wild and Wacky Activities!

2000 Stickers Animals 36 Wild and Wacky Activities!

One of our favorite books to review are Parragon’s sticker books. I loved stickers ever since I was little. My favorites were the ‘scratch and sniff’ stickers. My mom would find stickers stuck every where around the house. Luckily, she was a good sport about it!  A book was provided for this review. This post …

Stone Faces: An Alice and Friends Book

Stone Faces: An Alice and Friends Book

Divorce can be a challenging topic to discuss with children. When my kids were little and my first husband and I got divorced, it was a challenge to explain it to them in a way that they could really understand. Stone Faces: An Alice and Friends Book would have made the process easier. I received …

The Doctor Is In (Love?) by Ashlynn Valana

The Doctor Is In (Love?) by Ashlynn Valana

This was a really long week, and I was looking forward to relaxing with a good romance book. There is just something about a love story that makes everything in the world look better. The Doctor Is In (Love?) by Ashlynn Valana was the perfect choice for a lazy Saturday morning on the couch.  I …

Real Food Fake Food by Larry Olmsted

Real Food Fake Food by Larry Olmsted

You may remember, not too long ago, the story about the manufacturer whose grated cheese actually contained wood cellulose. Did this freak you out as much as it did me? I always try to be careful about the food I buy and hearing that story just reinforced that goal to me. If you feel the same …

Tutti Frutti Louise Fili Pencils

Inspired by classic Italian packaging and stationery, celebrated designer Louise Fili brings her pencil collection into full color. This fun and stylish set, a companion to Fili's Perfetto Pencils, contains twelve double-sided pencils in six tutti Frutti shades, ideal for drawing or writing.

There’s just something magical about a new set of colored pencils especially the Tutti Frutti Louise Fili pencils. Louise Fili is an Italian-American graphic designer whose works feature gorgeous examples of typography. She has designed close to 2,000 book jackets and has permanent collections in places like the Library of Congress and the Cooper Hewitt, …