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

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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 Affiliate link (below) Continue reading “Read to Me, Dad!” Review: Pets and Their Famous Humans by Ana Gallo

Read To Me, Dad! Review – What About Worms!? An Elephant and Piggie Like Reading Book

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The other day we received an advanced copy of a new book from Ryan T. Higgins called What About Worms!? This adorable book is perfect for younger kids to read on their own. Andrew is actually a bit old for this book but he enjoyed reading it nonetheless. The book is actually part of the An elephant and Piggie Like Reading Book series that is put out in conjunction with Mo Willems the creator of Elephant and Piggie. Mo selects different books and they have intros by Elephant and Piggie as well as wrap ups at the end. I like how these characters bookend the story.

Ryan T. Higgins has created one of my favorite characters, Bruce who is a very grumpy bear. The Bruce series of books are fantastic. Ryan really captures the look and feel of characters showing great emotion and also lots of humor.

In What About Worms!? we have a tiger who is afraid of worms. Despite being big and strong and a tiger he is still afraid of the little guys. So he goes through a series of events that cause him to lose it and run away being afraid of worms. When the worms show up the tables turn for some very funny moments. I think kids will get a kick out of this fun book. It comes out on May 19, 2020 from Hyperion Books for Children and will be about $10. Be on the lookout for this book.