Monthly Archives: January 2018

Book Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Book Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay fantastic

Book Author: J. K. Rowling

Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

Oh my stars!

I finally finished the book and it took me, what? Several months? I read the book after seeing the movie and then continued reading long after. The actors in my head were playing the characters depicted in the book script. I was thankful for some insights that we could have missed in the movie- like the secret thoughts or the emotions that we should have felt during a couple of scenes were present in the screenplay.

I was confused in the movie about some facial expressions so I was happy that Rowling addressed those in the book and I apologize but I can’t remember those scenes at the moment. I haven’t seen the movie in a while and I only had seen it once.

Anyway, my favorite character is Newt! (the actor did him justice).

I recommend this book/screenplay to Harry Potter fans and to those who like fire birds and other fantastic beasts.

Book Review: Grumpy Groundhog

Book Title: Grumpy Groundhog grumpy

Book Author: Maureen Wright, Amanda Haley

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

The cover is adorable!

This is a beautifully illustrated short book for children with a great message about well being nice? To those of you who don’t know, Groundhog Day is on February 2nd and that’s when we find out if winter is to stay- Groundhog shadow style!

Though the groundhog was grumpy, adults and children didn’t give up so maybe the lesson is about not giving up?

Anyway, the drawings are cute with diverse characters which is great! A fun read to your kid.

Book Review: Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze!

Book Title: Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze!sneeze

Book Author: Maureen Wright, Will Hillenbrand

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

This is a beautifully illustrated short book for children with a great message about well sneezing and the season of fall. It’s a little different from “Book Review: Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!” but still is fun.

Parents can try counting leaves, apples, and geese with their young ones and have a laugh while doing it. A mood raiser.

Book Review: Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!

Book Title: Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! sleep2

Book Author: Maureen Wright, Will Hillenbrand

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

This is a beautifully illustrated short book for children with a great message about sleeping. My son lately is having a hard time falling asleep. I see him rubbing his eyes and getting tired but when I put him down for bed, he’s suddenly wide awake! He sings and smiles and laughs- it’s adorable so I thought to read about book by Maureen.

This short book is funny. It made me smile and laugh because the bear was even willing to clean house when he should have been sleeping!

Good for mothers to share with their kids. Probably for children over one year old though sooner to share is okay because of the illustrations! The bear has a buddy in this one!