‘The Not-So-Boring Letters of Private Nobody’ by Matthew Landis

"The Not-So-Boring Letters of Private Nobody" by Matthew Landis is a lovely story about a seventh-grade-boy learning what is important about life, war, and love. The book might ignite a passion for history in the heart of its readers. It's obvious that the author has that passion, and he communicates it in each and every … Continue reading ‘The Not-So-Boring Letters of Private Nobody’ by Matthew Landis

Great Giveaway of Picture Book ‘Fiona the Hippo’ by Richard Cowdrey

Hey, folks! Zonderkidz is partnering with me for a fabulous giveaway! Here's a chance to win a copy of Richard Cowdrey's fabulous picture book, "Fiona the Hippo," about the plucky premature hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo. (Read my glowing review here.) In addition to the picture book, you'll receive an adorable Fiona stuffed animal, and … Continue reading Great Giveaway of Picture Book ‘Fiona the Hippo’ by Richard Cowdrey

‘Fiona the Hippo’ by Richard Cowdrey Is a Picture Book About Not Giving up (and It’s Adorable!)

In "Fiona the Hippo," a picture book by Richard Cowdrey, readers who didn't know about the baby hippo who was born six weeks early will get to see how the staff at the Cincinnati Zoo cared for her and helped keep her safe. The story is lovely, and Cowdrey cleverly has Fiona say, "I've got … Continue reading ‘Fiona the Hippo’ by Richard Cowdrey Is a Picture Book About Not Giving up (and It’s Adorable!)