Lucy the Wonder Weenie written by Nina Clark and illustrated by Sara Pulver.
Lucy the Wonder Weenie is written by Nina Clark and illustrated by Sara Pulver. It's a 32 page paperback available for purchase at Amazon. I found Lucy the Wonder Weenie to be one adorable diva dog. The art is pure whimsy. Plus who doesn't love a snappy dressed dog in a cape in heels? The story is equally as clever and whimsical. Lucy the Wonder Weenie manages to turn what her family doesn't love about her (her constant licking) into her strength. So kids learn a groovy message and that dog licks are really like kisses. Lucy is one fab pooch and I look forward to her future adventures. Viva Lucy! 5 stars To learn more about her, visit LucytheWonderWeenie.Blogspot.com.
Happy Lunar New Year! We celebrated with these red paper lanterns, a big Chinese dinner, and mochi ice cream. Plus, I didn't sweep. That one was hard. It was fun and I look forward to incorporating new elements and traditions next year. How was your weekend?
Refuge is an exciting realistic peak into Afghani and Pakistani culture and life. It feels incredibly authentic and has some really down-to-earth likeable characters. I fell in love with Charlie immediately and was slowly won over by Noor. It's a really great read. I have only two complaints. Their first kiss was a little too uninhibited for me. Given Noor's devout faith, I believe she would have been more restrained. Secondly, I wish I had known it was part of a series. I stayed up well into the night reading, getting only fours hours of sleep, only to growl in disappointment when it ended with a heart-wrenching cliffhanger with no second book in sight. Don't get me started on how sick I am of series reads. But despite my gripes, Refuge is a really compelling read from start to finish. 4 stars Word to the wise: If you've ever wondered what it must be like for an intelligent well-read woman to grow up in this culture - read this book. If you simply need to escape and read something totally different - read this book.
Whippersnappers: Expect the violence and brutalities of war, occasional profanity, as well as mentions to sex, nudity, and physical abuse.