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Nikki has commented on (4) products.

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Nikki, February 20, 2007

I will recommend this book a thousand times, to any woman I know. Alvarez conveys beautifully every struggle and triumph in the lives of her characters, carrying everything they feel clearly onto her page. All of the characters feel like real human beings, and their lives are so vivid that you really will be put in their shoes. This book will not leave you disappointed.
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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Nikki, February 20, 2007

Moore has a tightrope artist's ability to be completely irreverent but not at all disrespectful. This book dictates the life of Jesus through the character Biff, who feels some consternation at being brought back from the dead to write about his best friend. This book--a ridiculous, hilarious novel--will have you searching everywhere for a ticket into Moore's mind.
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The Little Red Hen by Barry Downard
The Little Red Hen

nikki, November 9, 2006

Downard's treatment of this classic fable heaps a big serving of silliness while the kids eats up it's lesson. The beauty of Downard's art is his ability to use actual photgraphs of the four animal characters and combine them with hillarious props and pose them in ridiculously common-place places and poses. He's created something that will make even the most harried bedtime story reading adult relax with laughter. Now, that's a book worthy of attention! You'll want to read it time after time, night after night beside the bed of your favorite youngish story listener. We all know how tiresome reading the same book night after night after night can be. It's made worse when the story is dull, or too long, or too simple...But when there's a book that both reader and listener not only tolerate, but really, truly enjoy, then it deserves the highest of praise. This is such a gem. It's in the good company of Dave Pilkey's KAT KONG, and DOGZILLA (CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS not withstanding).

Who's seen a real chicken riding a bike? Or a pig playing pool? Or how about a cat playing checkers? Or a duck wearing shades & soaking up the rays?

"Not I!" you say?
"Then you will" I say.
And I did!
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Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth

nikki, May 11, 2006

My kindergartener is doing his insect unit at school; and so we watched this as an adjunct to that. We were amazed. Not only is it entertaining, amusing and educational, but it is by far the most visually stunning presentation of the insect world to date. With fiber thin cameras, the millimetre world of insects comes to life for us humans for the first time on screen. And what a treat, for all family members! We liked the two series on mayflies, dragonflies & butterflies; and web weavers the most. All of the five series are fantastic, though, and it is not to be missed for BBc or David Attenbourrough fans.
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