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The Last Kids on Earth

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I have some homework ahead of me this week. Andy and I have been reading Max Brallier’s The Last Kids on Earth books together. I think that this is one that Andy won’t read on it’s own because he might be a little scared but if I read it with him he is brave. We’ve been watching the Netflix series based on these books (done very well indeed) and he’s been enjoying that. We also have to work on a video of us unboxing the toys from the show, too. But my main homework is to read all of the books and soon. I want to be totally up on all things that have to do with these kids and their adventures. There may just be a very important reason for why I have to do this soon.

“Read to Me, Dad!” Review: Pets and Their Famous Humans by Ana Gallo

Eva and James

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I received a free review copy of Pets and Their Famous Humans by Ana Gallo and illustrated by Katherine Quinn. Opinions are my own.

When asked if I would like a complimentary copy of Pets and Their Famous Humans I thought about my son Andy. He wants to take care of animals when he grows up and I want him to read more. He loves his pet cat, Torrun, and so I figured that this would be a great book for him to read to learn about other people and their pets. I didn’t realize how much I would learn as well.

I had Andy go through the book and pick out a few pet names that sounded interesting to him and he would read those pages. Then we would go over them together and I would ask him questions. We learned about the famous cats of Ernest Hemingway. I’d say that his cats are pretty famous in their own right at this point and many people have heard about his home in Key West Florida where the descendants of his cats live. But there was so much more to learn.

Pets and their famous humansDid you know that Charles Dickens and Edgar Alan Poe were contemporaries and friends? I do not know why I thought one was much older than the other. But they were friends. Edgar Alan Poe’s most famous poems was inspired by one of Dickens’ pets. That revelation sort of blew my mind.

The book is a great jumping off point to learn more about these people and even had Andy and I searching for and listening to the entirety of a famous poem. The book also has lovely illustrations. Each write up is perfect for a young reader in your household. More information about the book is below. You can pick this book up everywhere. If you are so inclined you an buy the book through our Amazon.com Affiliate link (below) Continue reading “Read to Me, Dad!” Review: Pets and Their Famous Humans by Ana Gallo