Friday, April 19, 2013

Pet Projects: Lions and Martians Looking at the Same Piece of Food is Quite a Predicament


Before I review our week, I would like to share the details about Neighbor Girl's scheduled visit to the Lorane Elementary APT Family Fund Day - Car and Motorcycle Show & Community Event (that is quite a name!). She will be signing books for us, once again. Stanley's dog house will also be there and Neighbor Girl will have supplies for you to make a Stanley or Katrina (that's me) popsicle stick puppet. Join Neighbor Girl and one of her friends at 1:15 PM for a reading from our book! We are so thankful for her assistance. Neither of us does very well with crowds of humans. 

Be sure to stop by to say, "Hi!" to Neighbor Girl! This picture is from the last event Neighbor Girl covered for us.

Saturday, April 20th
9AM - 3PM
699 Rittenhouse Dr, Reading, PA 19606

Stanley and I hope you have had a wonderful week and that your weekend ahead is happy and fun.

Our Week in Review:
Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Review: A Fun Review from a Younger Neighbor Girl

We are traveling back in time this week as we are treated to a younger Neighbor Girl reviewing  the book Judy Moody Goes to College
Title: Judy Moody Goes to College (Book #8 in the Series)

Author : Megan McDonald

Illustrator : Peter Reynolds

Series: Judy Moody

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Reading Level: Ages 6-9

Year Published: 2010 - Reissued Edition
Description (from Amazon): Judy Moody is in a mood. Not a good mood. And definitely NOT a math mood. The substitute teacher in Class 3T thinks Judy's math skills need improving. So Judy has to start meeting with a math tutor. Does this mean flash cards? Does this mean baby games? Does this mean school on weekends? But when Judy meets her tutor — a sick-awesome college student with an uber-funky sense of style — and gets a glimpse of college life, Judy's bad math-i-tude turns into a radical glad-i-tude. Pretty soon, Judy's not only acing her math class; she's owning it. Time to say good-bye to Judy Moody, old skool third-grader, and say hello to Miss College! Small-tall upside-down backward non-fat capp with extra whip, anyone?

Clean Read? Yes.

Cool Mom Note: If you don't like kids with attitude, this won't be the right book for your child (you). Judy definitely has one most of the time. We talked about that when my daughter started reading the books. That being said, my daughter really enjoys the humor in the book. Two years later, this book has survived multiple times of thinning out our books - high praise in our home.

Disclosure: Neighbor Girl purchased this book, Judy Moody Goes to College, with her own money. We received no monetary or in-kind compensation for our honest review.

Be sure to visit both Megan McDonald's website and Peter Reynold's website both are refreshingly fun.

View Judy Moody Goes to College on Amazon

On another note, Don't forget to enter Jemima Pett's A to Z Giveaway and stay tuned for our exciting giveaway in May - below is a sneak peek picture!  Note: Both Giveaways have ended. Click here for a list of any current giveaways.

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