Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Chain, Chain, Chain



A shot of my mother's Christmas tree.  I made that red and green construction paper chain when I was a wee little girl of five or six.  That makes it close to 40 years old, folks.  It's holding up better than I am!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review: The Treasure Of Snake Island


After a fierce battle with a storm, the crew goes in search of treasure. Alexander, that is, Captain No Beard uses a map to locate it on the ominous sounding Snake Island. Bravely they dig until they find the best treasure ever!
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Carole P. Roman's The Treasure of Snake Island  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014) is the fifth book in her Captain No Beard series and definitely my favorite so far.  With colorful illustrations and a cute story, The Treasure of Snake Island teaches that reading is cool without sounding so preachy that it leaves you feeling the exact opposite.  My only problem with the book is the ending; those not familiar with the series might find the abrupt return to the real world (Alexander's bedroom) a little confusing.  Still, it's a sweet little book for the younger set.

I received a complimentary copy of The Treasure of Snake Island to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.