Thursday, July 7, 2011

*Book Review* "Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog" & Giveaway!

To most children the thought of doing any kind of school related work during summer vacation can make them shudder. But education doesn't have to be boring, in fact it can be a lot of fun with the right reading material to get your kids excited about learning, instead of running away from it!  Five Star Publications has many exciting children's books to get your child's mind turning and learning!  With titles like "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral", "The Student from Zombie Island" and "Rattlesnake Rules" your child is sure to find something that will excite their mind. 


Ashton and I chose the story "Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog" to read and review.  Ashton loves wildlife of any kind, just like his father so he was thrilled when the book arrived and wanted to read it immediately.  We really enjoyed the story and learned a lot from it as well.  It has become a favorite bedtime story every night this week!  I really love that it doesn't just tell a story but it also teaches him something as well.  Now Ashton is going around quizzing everyone on Chiricahua Leopard Frogs!  I am very pleased with this story!
Shopaholic Rating: 5 out of 5 shopping bags!  Great, educational story that we both enjoyed!  I highly recommend Five Star Publications!

About "Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog"
Taken from their site, "Cheery is a frog - a Chiricahua Leopard Frog to be precise.  Follow his amazing story from the time he was just an egg in a pond, to when he swims as a tadpole, and later grows into a frog. Dr. Elizabeth W. Davidson explains why Leopard Frogs and other amphibians may become extinct."

Its important to get your children prepared for next year.  But it's more than just reading and worksheets!  Provide a well balanced diet, a good nights sleep, and promote exercise to encourage growth in the body and mind.

Where can you find books by Five Star Publications?
If you're interested in "Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog or if you'd like to see what other books Five Star Publications has to offer you can visit their website.  For more up to date information on promotions and new publications you can follow them on Twitter and Facebook."

Giveaway Time
One lucky Shopaholic is going to win their choice of Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog or one books from the following list:


Rattlesnake Rules - Conrad demystifies the world of rattlesnakes & introduces children to such topics as who, what and when rattlesnakes eat.  He shows readers why rattlesnakes have rattles & what it means if you hear one.  You will learn how a snake's forked tongue helps them survive.  The delightful and colorful illustrations of Nathaniel P. Jensen help bring the story alive!


Addie Slaughter: The girl who met Geronimo - Famous Sheriff John Slaughter's young daughter, Addie, bravely travels from Texas to the Arizona-Mexico border, settling on the 1800s Slaughter Ranch.  Along the way, her mother dies, she narrowly escapes a stagecoach robbery and murder, an earthquake destroys the ranch, her father's earlobe is shot off and she meets Geronimo.


Shakespeare for Children: Romeo and Juliet - Highly condensed, fully illustrated version of the world's greatest and most tragic love story.  Author supplies thought-provoking discussion questions that allows you to explore this tale from any age or perspective.  Use the same discussion questions to help you explore the other plays from a similar perspective.


Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - Luke and his sister Jenny aren't overly excited when they first learn about their mother's plan to take them to Tombstone, Arizona, as a part of their vacation.  That changes in a hurry when they are suddenly swept back into the 1800s and the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral.  The ghost of the Grand Hotel's handyman, a kindly gentlman named Swamper, guides them through the events of that fateful time.  Young readers are right there with Luke and Jenny as they learn firsthand the story of the Earp brothers and what lead to the historic shootout.


Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War - As Luke and his sister resume their summer vacation, their mother plans a stop in the historic town of Lincoln, New Mexico.  But when a thunderstorm begins to brew, Luke and Jenny realize things aren't what they seem.  Suddenly, they are swept back in time and find themselves face-to-face with the notorious Billy the Kid.  The ghost of Paul, a young buffalo soldier who lived over a century ago, guides them on their journey as they experience the life and times of this young, mysterious, outlaw.  Will Billy the Kid live up to his legend?


The Student from Zombie Island by Michael J. Moorehead - This captivatingly illustrated story takes you on a whirlwind trip through a rumor mill.  A new kid is coming to school.  Known only as Bust 'em up Bill, it's not long before the other students have made up their minds about what he must be like.  Rumors based on fear begin flying around the school!    With a nickname like Bust 'em up Bill, he must have flaming red hair, yellow fangs, the claws of a dragon, and breath that can singe your hair!  As the story progresses, the rumors grow wilder and wilder until (gulp!) Bust 'em up Bill shows up at school.


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