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*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* On a recent trip to Indigo, I spotted this Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad, and I knew I had to get it for my daughter! I was sold at the sight of the word “reusable” :D. General Thoughts As soon as we opened it up, the first thing I noticed was the quality of the pages and the stickers. They had a glossy coating, which didn’t easily tear. The best part: the stickers are not sticky! They adhere to the page and don’t fall off, BUT they can easily be peeled off and reapplied as if new. So, naturally I started thinking about how to turn thisContinue reading
Summary Yasmine’s Belly Button is an endearing story is about a young girl named Yasmine, as she gets ready for her first day of school. As she feels butterflies in her stomach about her first day, Yasmine notices her belly button. She begins to wonder why it’s there and embarks on a series of discoveries about the significance of her belly button. Yasmine’s mom tells her all about their connection as mother and daughter, and soon Yasmine realizes that everyone has a belly button in common! Thoughts This book is as much of a tale for mothers as it is for young kids. It will definitely pull on any parent’s heartstrings as it recounts much ofContinue reading
*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* If you’re looking for a book to uplift and inspire young students, then Ish by: Peter Reynolds will do just that! Summary: Ish is a story about a boy named Ramon who loves to draw. One day his brother catches a glimpse of one of his sketches and mocks his work. This causes Ramon to feel a sort of dread, which eventually causes him to give up on artistry! But, all of his self-doubt comes to an end when he notices that his little sister has created a gallery of all his crumpled up art papers. He realizes that his work is a unique representation of the world aroundContinue reading
I recently had the pleasure of reading “Bismillah Soup” the first of two books to be released by emerging children’s author Asmaa Hussein of Ruqaya’s Bookshelf. Bismillah Soup is a book with many dimensions. It tells the tale of a young Somali boy named Hasan, who lives a humble life in a rural town. His family is struggling to put food on the table, so Hasan dotes an optimistic attitude and takes matters into his own hands! He promises his mom a fantastic dinner. Hasan can’t do it alone though, so he gets some much needed help from his local Imam and community members. Everyone chips in and contributes to what becomes a town feast.Continue reading
*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* The first time I picked up The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland, it was by chance. My daughter and I were browsing through book store shelves, when the book caught our eyes. I was SO pleasantly surprised with how fun this book is! Summary: This book is about four little animal friends, each possessing their own unique qualities, who run into a cranky bear and come up with creative solutions to cheer him up. Thoughts: What I love about this book is that it allows you to pause a draw various lessons from it. There is a wonderful attention to language, which really displays the effective use ofContinue reading