Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Books read Nov 26

The Clean Eating 28-Day Plan  published by Rockridge Press (Callisto Media)
With our new lifestyle since my spouses heart attack a year ago we are always on the lookout for new things to try.
Although we are not concerned about carbs we do eat a well balanced meal 3 times a day. Love the recipes in this book that we can use.
Especially liked the photos, not many of them-not one per recipe-but very high quality.
Liked how the meal plans were organized and how (with the ebook version) you can quickly get to a recipe by clicking on the link. Also gives you the shopping list for the items that you will be making.
Nutritional information and detailed directions are included for each of the recipes.  Love they use fresh vegetables and fruits and tell you which ones to limit yourself to as they contain sugar.
Things to avoid/ask for when you eat out was an excellent addition. Conversions at included at the end of the book.
I received this book from Library Thing via the author in exchange for my honest review.

 Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
ISBN:         9780987902306
Very colorful illustrated children's book about the night before Christmas. Each part of the story is displayed in
high graphics bringing magic to the page as you read each one.
This classic along with the pictures would be a delight to read every night til the holiday arrives.
 The original illustrated very colorful remake of the children's story about Christmas Eve.
I found the colors to be more vibrant than how I remembered  from reading the story as a child.
Great story for young and old.

 In For A Pound
This story is about a treasure. Many are trying to find out what is the box and where it is.
The trail leads in many directions. Involves the mob in Boston, cops and some who have been in prison.
Glimpses of those in prison and the life of an ex state police cop who's out of prison. Many tortures to get to the right information. Liked the different places talked about throughout the city.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The Way Things Work by David McCauley
Many categories and many topics of discussion about how they really work.
The workings of machines and even such simple things as can openers.
Links how when one item was invented it led to many others.  Not only educational but informative in a fun way.
Book should be a lot better with the pictures showing what is going on, where I just listened to this on tape the pictures are discussed.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

BJ Bear's Adventure at SEA LIFE Aquarium, LEGOLAND® California Resort in Carlsbad, California: An Unofficial Guide for Kids, Their Families & Friends
Book starts out with a game for kids. Asks you about a certain fish and next page has the answer along with the picture. Every new place we travel to we do find an aquarium and explore it.
The fish mentioned in this book are so colorful and we have never seen half of these so it's fun for adults to even learn about them.
BJ the bear overheard all the kids talking about the aquarium and he wants to see it for himself, he knows it's right next to Legoland.
Silly at times but very educational at the same time, fun combination for kids to learn.
Found scratch cards fascinating and scratch my head at the slide in the middle of the fish aquariums for the kids to play with. I guess if they get bored which I feel is not gonna happen. There is so much going on.
Bear does gain entrance and we follow his path around the place and discovers new things.  My favorite thing to do here would be to give a horseshoe crab a hug. Read the book to find out how you can do that. More adventures to come for BJ Bear.
I received this book from Library Thing via the author in exchange for my honest review.

Elegant Thanksgiving Recipes: Upscale Your Traditions
Southern menu for the Thanksgiving day feast. Some pictures, not many have nutritional information provided.
Very detailed step by step instructions. Pumpkin bread would be my favorite to try, as the ingredients sound the healthiest for our meal plans.
Bonus gift available and other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Ten Wiggly Worms by Otto Scamfer 
Very colorful children's book about worms and not only worms, but numbers and colors.
Starts out with one red worm, then a green worm, making two. Very educational with numbers and colors.
A big robin comes by and he's hungry. Easy for a child to read and follow with numbers.
I received this book from Library Thing via the author in exchange for my honest review.

Little Bird Lost by Kate and Steven Larkinson 
Illustrated colorful children's rhyming book about a little bird that gets lost.
Starts out counting the three baby birds in the nest but we learn there should be four.
Mother and Father come to feed the birds and they think they are hiding one bird...
Everyone is looking for the little lost bird, where could he be?
I received this book from Library Thing via the author in exchange for my honest review.

Create Baskets With Fabric Crochet
Easy to follow instructions on how to make a basket using fabric and crocheting it into the shape you want.
Many different patterns to choose from. Pictures with the instructions are included.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

savory pie-gooseberry co.
Lots of categories of home made pies. not only for desert but breakfast and a meal in itself.
Recipes to me, contain a lot of fat, sodium and cholesterol that you might be able to substitute for a healthier meal.
No pictures and no nutritional information.

 Thanksgiving Feast Cookbook
Many categories and tips on how to have a great holiday. Pictures of the items and directions are included.
Comes with nutritional information except for sodium levels.
Also prep time and how long to make the item is included.
Different methods of cooking the turkey is a great thing to read about.
Measurement conversion tables are included at the end.

The Littlest Fairy ( A gorgeous children's picture book with unicorn, leprechaun, dragon, ice cat, mermaid for ages 2-10)
Illustrated colorful children's book about the littlest fairy.
She never gets to choose what they are going to eat and flowers because the older bigger fairies always get to the best ones first.
It's not fair so she talks to a unicorn and decides to look further for a new home. She goes to many different places and likes something about each of them.
She does go back to her real home and others have missed her and allow her to choose the first flower that day and all is well....

Tippy Tree's Christmas
Illustrated colorful children's book about a Christmas tree. It's that time of the year when
Tippy the tree takes himself out of the box in the attic and stretches, go downstairs and stands upright in the stand.
His friends help decorate the house and the tree but leave the door open, uh oh.

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