I am feeling productive and decided to get some reviews done. Unlike my other reviews, this will be a short review on each of the books that I have read during the Dewey’s 24-hour readathon.
- Ever After High: Madeline Hatter’s Story by Shannon Hale – This is one of many prequels to the Ever After High series by Shannon Hale. This prequel follows Madeline and what her home life is like before school starts. I gave this book four out of five stars on Goodreads. I enjoyed the quick read and getting a chance to see into this fairy tale world. It has made me interested into the series. I am on the fence for recommending these prequels to the world, but if you like fairy tales, then yes, you will love to see into this world and getting a chance to meet the characters of the novel.
- Ever After High: Hunter Huntsman’s Story by Shannon Hale – This is one of many prequels to the Ever After High series by Shannon Hale. This story followers Hunter, one of the huntsmen our fairy tale world. I also gave this book four out of five stars on Goodreads. I enjoyed the short intro into this character and his home life. It really made me want to read the series. This is one of the prequels I will recommend because I enjoyed the take of thinking about the possibility of something else.
- Ever After High: Ashlynn Ella’s Story by Shannon Hale – This is another prequel to the Ever After Series. I gave this novella four out of five stars on Goodreads. I enjoyed the idea of wanting to go outside the story and feeling trapped. I must say this novella also made me want to read the series. I do recommend this to everyone.
- Ever After High: Briar Beauty Story by Shannon Hale – Another prequel to the Ever After Series in which I gave four out of five stars on Goodreads. As much as I enjoyed the novella, the character seemed a little vain. As for recommending the novella, I will go along the line with the Madeline Hatter Story. If you like fairy tales, then you will like this novella
- Ever After High: Apple White’s Story by Shannon Hale – One of the other prequels to the Ever After series in which I gave the novella three out of five stars on Goodreads. Don’t get me wrong, the novella was okay, but this princess was extremely conceded and vain to the point that I was annoyed with her. All she cared about was her happily ever after. This book made me think twice as to whether or not I truly wanted to read the series.
- Ever After High: Raven Queen’s Story by Shannon Hale – Finally, the last prequel that I read to the Ever After Series. I gave this novella four out of five stars on Goodreads. Not one of the best novellas, but much better than White’s story. I enjoyed see Raven and this is your introduction to the possible plot to the series. I do recommend this novella to everyone, especially if you want to read the Ever After Series.
- Henry Burp – Mind your Manners by Mike Winn – This is a book about a child learning how to “control” his manners. Lets just say that I gave this book one out of five stars on Goodreads. I just felt rude by laughing as I read this children’s book. I felt it was nothing special and the writing was poor. There are other books that are better than this one that give the same message to children.
- Mett Digger Mole by Alan Scouse – This book is about meeting a Mole and his family. I also gave this book one out of five stars on Goodreads. The writing was horrible. It was choppy and lacked a plot. I felt like I was reading one of those created books from reading programs for Kindergarten/ 1st grade. Just plain boring. I am glad that I got this book for free because I would be upset if I wasted any amount of money on it.
- A Nutty Day in the Rain by Jennifer Rowlands – This book focused on a little squirrel and his desire to make his rainy day fun and exciting. I gave this book four out of five stars on Goodreads. The story was cute and adorable and something I would love to share with the kids that I work with, as well as with everyone. The only problem that I had with this book was the lack of pictures. It really did need some pictures to help bring the text to life, and to bring a bit more fun.
- The Witch’s Big Night by Sally Huss – Set to the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, this book focus on the fun of Halloween, while promoting being kind to others. I gave this book four out of five stars. I enjoyed the this book. It was fun, and the artwork was not that bad. However, the rhyming scheme did not work out for all of the pages. In the end, I would recommend this book to everyone, since I cannot wait to share this book with the students that I work with.