Thursday, August 25, 2016

Peace, Love



And a fence!

Really observant readers will notice that Baby Puppy cut her hair.  Isn't she adorable?  Yes, I cried. It's a mom thing.

Good Fences

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Review: Cave Kiddos A Sunny Day

Cave Kiddos is a fun book about four Paleolithic children who share the experience of developing and learning important words and concepts. Join Alk, Haha, Lala, and Zee as they discover the world around them.
---book description

^^^ Worst book description ever ^^^
--- Mama Zen

Despite the lousy description, Eric Jay Cash's Cave Kiddos: A Sunny Day  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016) is a really cool book.  It focuses on one word (water) sounding it out and illustrating it in cute ways.  I can see how I might have used this with some of my severely language delayed clients back when I did that sort of work.  This book isn't for everyone, but for some, it could be really useful.

I received a complimentary copy of Cave Kiddos: A Sunny Day to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Review: Mass Murders In America

A powerful and gripping collection of mass murders in America from Camden, New Jersey to San Bernardino, California. The most frightening horror stories ever told because these horror stories actually happened.
---book description

I generally like true crime, but Ron Irwin's Mass Murders in America (lulu.com, 2016) was a disappointment.  First, there is very little (if any) information in the book that wasn't a part of the news coverage of the events.  Second, the book is filled with spelling and punctuation errors. Third (and most dreadfully annoying), Irwin refers to each of his subjects by his or her full name every time that he mentions them . . . even if it's three or four times within the same paragraph.  Skip this one.

I received a complimentary copy of Mass Murders in America to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.