Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Amulet:: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi

Amulet, Vol. 6: Escape From Lucien (Amulet, #6)Amulet, Vol. 6: Escape From Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've read and loved the first in this series, and I was surprised my young children did too! When I saw this was up, I grabbed it!

This can't be read as a stand-alone, and it can't be read out of order. It was really REALLY difficult to read if you aren't up to date on the series. My kids and I have read the first 2, and we grabbed the 4th from the library, but unfortunately unless you've read all the books, you will be completely confused.

Now, I've given it a 4 because I can gather from the first couple books that I like what's happened between books 2 and 6. That being said, my daughter didn't finish it because she was confused, and while my son did read it, he said the same, that he didn't know what was going on.

We're trying to track down the other books, and between the library and the book store, I'm sure we can catch up.

***ARC courtesy of the publisher via netgalley

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Mutts Diaries by Patrick McDonnell

The Mutts DiariesThe Mutts Diaries by Patrick McDonnell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is a comic book, like the Big Nate books. I liked this more than I thought I would. I think it deserves 5 stars because it made me laugh. I like the cat Mooch, and the dog Earl. I didn't want to read about Sourpuss at first, but he turned out to be funny too. He really hates Mondays. I don’t know why he hates Mondays, it’s not like he has to go to school or work, but it’s really funny.

The jokes about the Marvel heroes were funny. A squirrel dropped a hard nut on Iron Man on the head and he got knocked out. And then Spiderman fell for it too! The exact same thing! It was so funny! This was nice because I don’t see the Mutts in my Sunday comics in the newspaper anymore.

There’s another character who’s a little crab and he hates the sun and says bad words like this-> @#$%
He’s crabby. LOL

I would tell people to buy this book because it’s pretty funny.

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