My daughter is just learning to read. It’s a fun time here in our house, and particularly gratifying for me to see her beginning what I hope is a long and rewarding love affair with books. .
She’s always been artistic (she designed the logo for thewordzombie.com), and now she’s throwing her hat into the writing and reviewing ring. Not really knowing what blogging is about, she still wanted to “review” a few books for me and have them posted. As a father – how could I resist? So, without further ado – here are the first two book reviews by my daughter – or, as she told me she would like to be known here – “Little Miss Chocolate Zombie”.
“Elf” is a story about Buddy the Elf. My favorite part was when he reached the tallest branches on the tallest Christmas tree. It was really funny when he carried a bunch of candy canes. I didn’t like it when Buddy left Papa elf for a while.
I learned the being different from everyone is what makes you, you. “Elf” is a good Christmas book. You should read it.
“Unlovable” is about a dog named Alfred. The cat tells him that he is unlovable. I didn’t like it when the cat taught the parrot to say “unlovable”.
My favorite part was when the new people moved in next door to Alfred. Alfred’s next-door neighbor is a dog like him named Rex. At first, Alfred told Rex he was a Golden Retriever because he though he was unlovable. Rex dug a hole under the fence so he could play with Alfred. I liked it when Alfred and Rex played together.
The story showed me that even when someone says you are unlovable, you CAN be lovable. I think Alfred is lovable. He is really cute when he eats and sleeps. He has a cute curly tail.
You should read this book. It will teach you a lot of different things. I learned that you should stay away from people who are mean to you.
And there you have it. The first is what could be a long string of hard-hitting reviews from “Little Miss Chocolate Zombie”. Let me know what you think – I’ll pass the feedback along to her. I would just caution you to be nice. She has quite a temper and holds a grudge for a LONG time. She is, after all, her father’s daughter. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
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