Archive for childrens books

the roaches have no king reveiw

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 6, 2009 by gothiclg

a book from the perspective of cockroaches living in a jewish mans home. they once lived in the beautiful filth of the mans home and enjoyed every moment of it. this bliss was shattered when the mans girlfriend, known to the roaches as the gypsy, leaves him. a new woman comes into the picture and is a neat freak. as the roaches fight for their way of life one also goes on a fight to find the gypsy and have her return.

definately an interesting veiw of an insect. its definately a veiw that most people wouldnt consider looking into. the further you go into the story the more you wonder what will happen. though im not usaully one to enjoy a book from the veiw of something i would consider a pest, as with many other readers. i fully expected to be completely grossed out by the thought of reading a book from the point of veiw of a roach. by the end of the book you feel for the roach and understand everything they were going through. a great book for parents and their kids, or just as a person who enjoys reading. even with the point of veiw of a roach there, you still wont feel sympathetic enough to keep the buggers in your home!

perloo the bold by avi

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2009 by gothiclg

a world of rabit like creatures called montmers live in various burrows on hills. many of these tribes are separate and have seperate leaders, like kings or queens, called granters. they have an enemy that are human sized wolfs. perloo, a montmer who perfers to live alone and read books about history, is one day called out of his burrow to talk with the current granter, jolaine. he has spoken to granter jolaine before on a several occasions about montmer history, something they both had learned a lot about. this time though, their talk isnt to be about history. this time granter jolaine wants to make him the new granter of the montmers. this is something her first assistant isnt allowed to tell him. joliane had referred to him as “perloo the unwilling” and feared that telling himĀ  what was to come would prevent him from coming. upon coming to the burrow where many of the montmers live jolains cub, burwig the big, greets him.

he tells the first assistant that he will take perloo to jolaine and makes sure guards keep the first assistant from following them. instead of taking him to jolain, like perloo expects him to, he puts them in one of the burrows jail cells. though unknown to perloo, berwig had jailed him because he knew that jolaine planned on making him granter and wouldnt sign the proclamation unless perloo was there to hear her choice. if the proclomation wasnt signed, berwig would inherit the position of granter, a position he beleived belonged to him as a birthwrite. he wanted to start a war with their enimies which he cant to without becoming granter himself. the first assistant hears rumors of where perloo has gone and eventually makes a plan to help him escape and get to jolaine, also allowing him to become granter of the burrow and all montmers.

this is a great book for young chindren and adults. it keeps you reading until the last page and has an interesting story line throughout the book. it starts out at a realatively fast pace and that keeps up throughout the book. its as much fun for kids as it is for adults. avi is an excellent writer for people of all ages.