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13.2.16

150th Anniversary #BeatrixPotter

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Having a little girl, we are excitedly getting to add a whole new wave of books to our library. Recently, I was contacted about looking at a book celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of a much loved author, Beatrix Potter. (Most known for Peter Rabbit, but goodness, she had many other books as well!)  I was excited to add this one to our library because of it being Beatrix Potter, but once the book arrived, I was excited because it was a bit different from others.  
Savannah laying down after I read the book to her. 

Perfect for gift giving, it has a place to do a book dedication.

I loved how the illustrations reminded me more of watercolors than classic illustrated children's books.  Each page was like this, but I wanted to show you the opening spread of the book.  

In Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig, we stat the book with a "Dear Reader" where the author explains the opening of the story.  As each page is turned, we learn the history of Beatrix Potter... how she lived with her parents and her little brother.  How she had a love of animals, but not always had the best outcome with how they lived their life.  She loved the animals and spending time with them, but she loved painting them most of all!  You will need to get the book to see what happens, but let's just say that she ends up borrowing a guinea pig from her neighbor to draw and it did not have a "happily ever after ending."  The book ends up signed to you from the author and a great added touch is that the end of the book has author notes telling you more about Beatrix Potter.  We have really enjoyed it and are happy that we are able to add it to our library!

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Rev-Up and Roar! Blaze!!!!!

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Nickelodeon has a great lineup of shows that are not only fun to watch, but they are also educational for the littles to enjoy. Although Broxton is growing up and not into these shows as much as when he was younger, we try to keep kid shows on as background noise for the little hints of knowledge that he picks up without even knowing he is doing so.  Blaze is not just a show about a Monster Truck, they teach STEM and that is big in girls and boys at this age!   Make sure to check out the new DVD - available on February 16th.

Blaze, AJ and Zeg race back onto the screen for more dino-mite, S.T.E.M adventures in Blaze and theMonster Machines: Rev Up and Roar! available on DVD February 16, 2016Blaze and his pals make their third DVD appearance in this exciting collection of episodes featuring new dinosaur and monster-truck friends and of course plenty of science and math knowledge! Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Rev Up and Roar! races onto DVD on February 16, 2016 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.
 
Blaze and the Monster Machines: Rev Up and Roar! DVD includes:
  • Zeg and the Egg - Zeg is out smashing things with Blazeand AJ when he finds a tiny dinosaur egg. The three friends must embark on an epic journey across a prehistoric landscape to return the truckodactyl egg to its mother.
  • Dino Dash - Blaze and AJ are playing with their friend Zeg when he accidentally gets blasted by a geyser into a faraway mud pit. It's up to Blaze and AJ to save Zeg using an engineering design inspired by their new dinosaur truck friends to rescue him before he sinks into the mud.
  • Gasquatch - When Blaze and AJ head off into the woods to find a missing ball, they discover and befriend a misunderstood monster truck named Gasquatch.  Gasquatch and his new friends travel back to Axle City where he earns the love and respect of all the trucks in town by sneezing away a storm cloud.
  • Dragon Island Duel - It's the day of the Dragon Island Duel, a one-on-one race between Blaze and Crusher across tropical Dragon Island.  Crusher cheats and sends Blazeaway before the race, leaving AJ to rescue his best friend and bring him back to the starting line.
  • SPECIAL FEATURE - Blaze of Glory Video Storybook

12.2.16

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Activities and Chore Chart

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How is the weather where you are?  

Around here, there is really no telling what is going to happen. One day we are in hats, jackets and more. The next day its a light jacket and no need for all those extra layers.  I do know this much... We are getting ready to have "winter break" next week and that means that we will be enjoying Disney's Snow White.  I loved it when I was younger and Broxton has yet to see it.  I think he will enjoy it with me, so we shall see!!!  Don't forget that it was recently re-released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the Walt Disney The Signature Collection. Would make a great movie night gift basket for Valentines! Enjoy the activities below!  I also added a fun link to a chore chart that you might enjoy too, just don't let them know I added it or they might not want you coming back to visit my site!  




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Can't wait to see #TheSecretLifeOfPets

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I forgot what movie we went to see, but the previews had The Secret Life Of Pets as one of the movies to see.  Broxton and I were both cracking up laughing and marked this as a movie we MUST see when it comes out.  Too bad we cold not remember the date, but we have it now!!!  July 8th...   
Have you seen the previews for this?  Are you planning on seeing it when it comes out?



For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.  Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. 

Genre: Comedy                         
Cast: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks
Directed by: Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney
Writers: Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

 
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