Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Dare to Look! 2013 Annual

Stars: ***** Ripley Publishing (Sep 2013) 256 pages Every year Ripley’s releases a thick book full of new amazing things that happened in the past year. The 2013 annual is book #10 and is entitled Dare to Look! The book can completely be read on it’s own but if you own a smartphone and download… Read More »

Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom

Stars:★★★★★ Summary: Martin Lindstrom reveals pervasive marketing practices used by some of the world’s largest companies to manipulate consumers, and argues that guerilla market techniques intentionally tap the public’s deepest fears, vulnerabilities and dreams. – source Crown Publishing (2011)– a division of Random House Quick Review: WOW I had no idea what I would learn… Read More »

Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Stars: ***** Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Originally 1990, Updated 2011)Picture Book48 pages Summary: When it comes to the environment, young Walter is not an enlightened individual. He’s a litterbug who believes sorting trash is a big waste of time. What’s more, he thinks his friend’s birthday present, a tree, is the most ridiculous gift he’s ever… Read More »

Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi

Stars: ***** Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (2011)Illustrations by Tim Bowers Picture Book4 and up Summary: Poppy the Pig has big dreams – lots of them! But following her dreams isn’t always easy, and whenever Poppy thinks it might be time to give up, her family reminds her to “Dream Big!” Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi has created… Read More »