Book Review: Gorillas In Our Midst by Richard Fairgray illustrated by Terry Jones

I love this book! The title automatically makes me think of Jane Goodall. This book is a fun read that children will sure enjoy! It centers around the idea that gorillas have been living in our midst for a long time, naming Aperaham Lincoln and Gorilliam Shakespeare as examples. They live in society and have gotten pretty good at hiding, taking jobs where they can wear masks like surgeon, astronaut ect. There are delightful examples and humorous illustrations that accompany the story, which my kids found pretty hilarious! The end has a twist that even left me surprised! It’s a great book, meant for pure enjoyment, and I hope you find the time to read it!

Happy reading!

Friday Faves: The Mouse and the Moon by Gabriel Alborozo

Hi and happy Friday! Anyone else feel they’re in a whirlwind these past two weeks?! I haven’t posted much lately, but I did want to share this cute gentle story today. The Mouse and the Moon is a story about, you guessed it, a mouse and the moon. Mouse lives by himself, and his only friend is the moon. He wishes he could be close to the moon; one night, he sets off through the woods trying to get closer to moon. His journey takes him to a pond where moon is shimmering in the water. A small voice comes out into the darkness and Mouse thinks it’s moon! He begins to have a conversation with “moon” that last til morning. It is then, when the light shines bright, that he discovers the voice belonged to a small fish in the pond. I just loved this sweet story!

Themes: friendship, finding your voice, having courage, and stepping out of your comfort zone

Happy reading!

Friday Faves: Monty’s Magnificent Mane by Gemma O’Neill

Friday! It’s been such a great week of celebrating Halloween with my lil ones. I don’t know about you, but I’m done having candy around the house! I can only resist the treats for so long! Speaking of treats…..I have a treat for you today. (See what I did there!)

Monty’s Magnificent Mane is both written and beautifully illustrated by Gemma O’Neil. Monty is a lion with a stunning mane, and he isn’t shy about how he feels about it. The meerkats like to play in Monty’s mane; but one day, their playing knocks Monty off balance and he falls into the mud. Needing to get clean, he heads to the water against the warning of his meerkat friends. He meets someone new at the water and finds himself in danger of being eaten; worse yet, his meerkat friends are now in danger. Can Monty save his friends?

Theme: In this story, Monty is a proud lion, but soon discovers that friendship is the most important thing of all.

Have a great weekend, and happy reading!

Friday Faves: Duck & Goose written and illustrated by Tad Hills

Duck & Goose

Hi everyone and happy Sunday to you all! I’m sorry this post is late. We celebrated my daughter’s birthday and had family in town this weekend, so needless to say, I was just a tad bit busy. But I am so thrilled to share my pick for this week! Duck & Goose is an adorably sweet and funny book by Tad Hills. It’s about two friends that find a very special egg. They can’t decide what to do with it, but one thing they do agree upon is that they each want it for themselves. Through some funny disagreements and illustrations, the two decide to take care of the egg and raise the hatchling together when it enters the world. That is, until a cute little blue bird informs them that their “egg” is actually a ball! Duck and Goose both agree it was a rather peculiar egg, and decide to play of game of ball instead.

It’s a cute tale between two very adorable characters. The great thing is that if you like this book, which I’d be surprised if you didn’t, there are other adventures that these two go on together. I hope you have a wonderful start to your week, and as always, happy reading!