Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dec 7 books read

Maya and Filippo Make Friends in Auckland by Alinka Rutkowska
Maya and Filippo live on a cruise ship and get to explore many places.
Illustrated very colorful children's book about Maya and Philippo and their adventures.
Everything seems to be going wrong, no chocolate for their breakfast and on the explorer bus two women sit in front of them so they can't view the scenery.
They decided to try something new=pretend to be happy and they'd meet happy people.
Love what happens next. Lots of travel and new things to learn about.
Nine other stories by the author are highlighted at the end of the book.
I received this book from Library Thing via the author in exchange for my honest review.

25 Winter Craft Ideas: Easy Indoor Crafts for Kids by Monica Van Zandt
Illustrated colorful children's book showing how to make holiday crafts.
There are easy to follow: step by step instructions for each one and shows the end result.
My favorite is the snowman ornament and I can just picture my grandson
using the book to do the clay/paper machie recipes.

Knitting for Knitwits: The Quick and Easy Learn to Knit Guide by Monica Van Zandt
Book covers why you might enjoy knitting, the tools of the trade and many other helpful information.
Colorful pictures show the different stitches you can create. Rules are discussed and explained why you should follow them.
6 easy patterns for shawl, beret, slippers, winter cap, scarf and a baby blanket are included. I like this because the patterns can be used also for afghans and other items I make for local charities.
Good book for beginner or seasoned knitter.

34 Cut Out Cookie Recipes  by Pamela Kazmierczak
I love baking Christmas cut out cookies and thought I'd enjoy browsing through this recipe book to maybe find something new.
Categories such as Low Calorie sugar cookies among other traditional holiday treats.
My favorite would be chocolate kiss cookies. There are so many flavor combinations to experiment with, such ideas!
Lots of helpful suggestions at the end of most recipes.
No bake potato candy cookies sound too good to be true and I'll be saving this one for the next time i have leftover potatoes.

Dirty Face Liam by Flo Barnett
Illustrated colorful children's book about Liam and he loves to play in the mud and doesn't care if he gets dirty.
He gets even messier with crayons and markers. His mother wants to clean him up and he runs away.
His mom tries to get him close so she can clean up by offering food and he has to stop and think about it...
Fun silly story and there are more highlighted at the end.

Calling All Grammies A Christmas Tale of Friendship (Grammy's Gang Book 3) by Flo Barnett
Illustrated colorful children's book about the morning Santa calls grammy for help. His sleigh is broken and he needs her help.
The elves are busy making toys and grammy is good at baking cookies.
Grammy had an idea and told Santa then went to her laptop and sent out emails to her friends..
That year grammies came to the rescue, learn what they did by reading the rest. Fun silly book.
At the end other books by the author are highlighted.

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