November 19, 2017

Book Review: Miss Nelson is Missing – Insouciant and Entertaining

Every child can relate to the setting and characterization of the first line, “The kids in room 207 were misbehaving again.” School is the one thing in common with all First World children. You mix school with misbehaving and you have their full attention.

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Book Review: Oliver the Overachiever by Karin Mesa

In her magical children’s book Oliver the Overachiever, author and illustrator Karin Mesa does a spectacular job of introducing fun new vocabulary words. …The message is clear – it is okay to let loose one’s ambitious nature and strive to truly honor oneself by displaying one’s true colors for all to see. For only then can being oneself, no matter how different, become the norm and not the exception.

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The Power of Fresh Books for the “Tired” Routine

Fresh words for an exhausting nightly activity; Kids aren’t the only ones tired of these routines!

My 7-year-old could fully relate as he laughed and smiled. The books are fun to read and emotionally spot-on.

The subtler messages leave the child with his own ideas, allowing him to …

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Book Review – The Thinking Book

The subject of Reason is not one taught in modern schools. It died out on the curriculum back in Socrates days.

The almost unbearable course in Logic, sometimes found hidden under the Philosophy section of the college course list, was one of the most difficult and convoluted courses I had to sit through for the most obvious fact of there being no clear and agreed upon definition of “Logic” used throughout the ages, much less modern times.

With such an unpresumptuous book cover it is, by far, the simplest and best course I have ever come across to teach young adults the concept of reason and logic.

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