#TBT Book Review – How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? written by Jane Yolen illustrated by Mark Teague Scholastic, Inc., 2009 So? How does he do it? Even after he’s been a naughty dinosaur, he will turn and smile, with a hug and a kiss, and that’s how he says he loves you! And you know, you love him back. This is a picture book story about unconditional love. Reading Tub Review Date: April 2010 An InLinkz Link-up Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews? Those of us who blog about books are a community. We read lots of books, we write lots of reviews, and we share those reviews with fellow book lovers and those in search of books for children and … Read more

TBT Book Review – A Nest for Celeste

A Nest for Celeste; A Story about Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home written by Henry Cole illustrated by Henry Cole Katherine Tegan Books, 2009 Celeste, our narrator, lives under the floorboards of the Oakley Plantation. This is her story of the the events of the summer of 1821, when John Audubon and his assistant, Joseph Mason, came to sketch and paint the birds in Louisiana. Thrust from her home by two bully rats and a nasty cat, Celeste builds a nest in a forgotten boot, only to discover it wasn’t forgotten when Joseph put his foot in it! Joseph decides to keep Celeste as his companion, often carrying her around in his pocket. Celeste, in her continual search … Read more