Night Night, Train

Story Book Reviews

Written by Amy Parker | Illustrated by Virginia Allyn


Join these adorable puppies in pajamas as they say night night to the train, to their mommy and daddy, and to God. Your little ones will rest their sleepy heads knowing that the God who made them loves them and keeps them safe all night long.

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Really beautiful work. The art captures the perfect soft and fuzzy vibe – perfect for a bedtime book. The title treatment is also really nicely done. It’s strong and clear, but not overstated. It works perfectly with the artwork.

Illustrations

This artwork is so sweet it’ll give you a cavity. So stinkin’ adorable I can hardly stand it. Each page is full of warm and fuzzy animals on the “night night train.” Each page shows a different stage of getting ready for bed, resulting in a wonderful wind-down for little readers. LOVE LOVE…

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No Use                 (Flash Fiction- Macabre)

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“When an animal out lives its usefulness, you put it down.” That’s what I was taught since I was five. That day, father spoke this phrase to me as Fitsy our Australian shepard who refused to chase sheep anymore, was shot in the head. I was told to watch and was forbidden to cry . It’s the same phrase he repeated right before my fat bunny, Harriet’s neck was snapped and fed to me for dinner. I learned my lesson and didn’t get attatched to animals after that. Humans are animals. Sometimes they are the worst kind of animal, I think.

So it makes no sense why I am being forced to spoon feed and wipe the ass of the mean bastard who drilled this into my brain for years. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s only right to let my father live and die by his values. I’m…

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The Ninth Birthday Wish

Story Book Reviews

Written by Bruce E. Arrington | Illustrated by Florence Jayne


Birthday wishes for twins? Bril and Arisa, though twins they may be, are so very unlike, as you will soon see. Their wishes are different as sea is from land, but watch what happens with what they had planned! 

*****

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I’m not sure why the cover artwork is so different from the style on the inside pages. I really would have liked to see a custom cover that matched the rest of the artwork. The current cover is a bit lackluster and really doesn’t communicate the “adventure” vibe of the story.

A great scene from the book combined with a stronger title treatment would do wonders.

Illustrations

I enjoyed the traditional approach to illustrating this book. The brushwork adds a lot of nice texture.

The typesetting could be improve a little. The font choice isn’t particularly child-friendly, and…

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Harvesting: Blueberries

Fox on an Island

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Our blueberry bushes are loaded with berries! We have a few different types including Peach Sorbet, Chandler, and Bluecrop, all of which taste great and are growing happily. I’m super pleased to finally get some berries as our first couple of blueberry plants never did anything and after 3 seasons of no progress we just chucked them. I guess it really matters where you get your starter plants from 😉

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^ A selection of some berries we collected this week!

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10 Food Facts That Will Make You Say “Really?!”

Just Brittany Moments

1. Pringles had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren’t reallypotato chips.

2. Consuming dairy may cause acne!

3. Store bought 100% “real” orange juice is 100%artificially flavored.

4. The tea bag was created byaccident. Tea bags were originally sent as samples.

5. Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect!

6. Ketchup was used as amedicinein the 1800s to treat diarrhea, as well as other things.


7. Eating bananas can help fightdepression!

8. The reason pepperstaste spicyis because of a chemical compound, capsaicin, which binds to your sensory nerves and tricks them into thinking your mouth is actually being burned!

9. The origin of the twists in pretzels were made to look likearms crossed…

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