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Book Review: One Busy Day

One Busy Day

We received a copy of One Busy Day by Lola M. Schaefer and illustrated by Jessica Meserve to read and review. Here are our opinions.

Your first friends are often your siblings. I only have experience being an older brother but remember when you younger sister wanted to do everything that I did and wanted to play with me. Now that I have kids I can see how Andrew wants to do the things that Eva is doing and he wants to play with her and spend time with her. For the most part she is patient and she plays well with him. Other times he’s just a little too little to play. As they get older I can see him wanting to spend even more time with her, they love each other very much.

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a sister and brother. The sister is younger and she simply wants to play with her brother, however he is too busy. Each time that she tries to play with him he is busy and so she does something on her own. Through her imagination ordinary things take on an extraordinary feel. Eventually the older brother gets curious and decides to play with his sister and together they use their imaginations to have a wonderful adventure. My kids enjoyed the book and loved the illustrations. I have more details about the book below. Continue reading Book Review: One Busy Day

BRAVE Little Eva

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Eva has become very taken with the character of Merida from the upcoming movie BRAVE. She loves seeing Merida on TV. She has a little Merida doll and the other day she said that she really wanted a Merida dress and I promised her that she could have one. There is only so long that a kid enjoys playing dress up and so I want to cultivate that especially if she is dressing up as a strong character. Eva also used her Christmas or Birthday money to buy the bow and arrows. Then she had some fun with Target practice. She’s working on her form and where to hold her hands but she is improving. Continue reading BRAVE Little Eva