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Review: Mr.Selfie

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  • Series: Little Miss and Mr. ME ME ME
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 110190447X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1101904473

Know someone who is self obsessed? Who is always posting selfies? Then you will get a giggle out of this book.

This story is about Mr. selfie. He lives the life where every moment is an opportunity for a selfie. He wants to be the one in front of the lens as well as behind it. He will take a selfie anywhere from work to the zoo. When he is feeling romantic he busts out his selfie stick to take a picture of his.. umm.. selfie stick.

 

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Review: Goodnight Little Love

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  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Brdbk edition (December 15, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718034678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718034672
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.4 x 9 inches

Goodnight Little Love is an adorable bedtime story about a mother rabbit putting her baby bunny to bed. It rhymes beautifully as the mother tells of all the adventures that they will have the following day, “Good night, little love, We’ll skip rocks on the creek and look at mirrored faces smiling back cheek to cheek”. The illustrations in this book are beautiful and detailed. A wonderful book to tuck your little one into bed at night with .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Review: Little Miss Basic

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The Book starts, “Little Miss Basic Lived In a basic McMansion with her basic mommy, Mrs. MILF;  her basic daddy, Dr.Midlife Crisis; and her basic hypoallergenic, non shedding Labradoodle, Beyonce “.. If you didnt laugh or at least giggle chances are this book is not for you.. because it just gets better when Mr. Douchebag breaks up with her. She loves her Uggs, pumpkin spice latte and since her break up she is looking to get her basic fabulous feeling back.

Little Miss Basic is a Parody of the children s book series. This book is 32 pages long and filled with bright colorful illustrations and that that matter verbiage.

This book will make a fantastical stocking stuffer for that best friend who is sassy and sarcastic!

 

 

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The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas

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  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Series: Berenstain Bears/Living Lights
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310751020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310751021
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches

 

 

The Story starts off on Christmas Eve and brother and sister bear want papa bear to read them a story from their storybook bible, so papa bear chooses the very first Christmas.

The Berenstain Bears sticking to the story of how Jesus came to be. The illustrations are beautiful and true to all the Berenstain bear books Jesus, Mary etc being Bears.

I grew up with the Berenstain Bears and they have totally taken a religious turn since I was a child however it doesnt make the books any less enjoyable and this being a Christmas book it is wonderful to cuddle up with and read to my own son to help get into the spirit of the season.

This would be a wonderful book to add to your Berenstain Bear collection or to add to your Christmas classic books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hipster Animals A Field Guide

hipsteranimalI was sent a copy of the book: Hipster Animals, A Field Guide.  A book that is sure to make you giggle. A softcover, 104 page book packed with every hipster animal imaginable.

For Instance, Page 55 is an 80’s night Karaoke Star who also just so happens to be a chipmunk. His diet is Big meaty riffs; cheesy love lyrics; meatloaf and his habitat is No private rooms; gotta be the big bar stage. Even better with a live band. His call is power ballad to the people!

One of my favorite parts of this book is flipping through the pages and going “ohh…. I know that person they may not be a possum wearing a beanie.. but I know that person. ” although that is tied with my second favorite, the cat hipster paper doll in the back of the book.

This book retails for $14.99 and would make the perfect gift for your sassy friend this Christmas!

 

 

 

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Review: Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes

51YnAa+RglL._SX364_BO1,204,203,200_When I think Asian food I rarely think easy. I often think complicated, hard to find ingredients and time consuming, however this book quickly proved me wrong and added some humor while doing so.
The book started out with two rules:
1. No Frying
2. No Subrecipes
Two rules that instantly had me interested to see what was to follow. The Chapters starts with what you should have in your pantry then leads into Cold dishes, apps and pickly bits followed with breakfast, pancakes (yes an entire chapter on pancakes!) soups and stews and noodles, rices,
Warm vegetables, chicken, meats, seafood, super sauces and dessert!
Dont let the weird names scare you away because the photographs look amazing and delicious!

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Review: The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

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  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Series: Berenstain Bears/Living Lights
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz; Csm Stk edition (April 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310734851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310734857

As always I love The Berenstain Bears and this book did not fail me. In this book your little one will learn valuable lessons.

Mike Berenstain did a wonderful job at explaining what the 4th of July is all about and how we celebrate it all while having a light faith undertone.

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Review: The Chili Cookbook

  • ChiliHardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (September 29, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607747952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607747956
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches

Tis the season where Chili is a Staple of survival. Fall has settled and winter is creeping in and that means that my house is going to smell like the delicious aroma of chili.  What is going to be new this year though, is that I’m going to use The Chili Cookbook to help me mix it up a bit. You will find all sorts of chili from the traditional meat and bean chili to a lobster and corn chili.

This is a hardcover, 200 page book packed with delicious recipes paired up with beautiful food porn quality photographs that are sure to make your tummy growl. This book would make a fantastic gift or even stocking stuffer for the cook in your life! Love it!

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Review: Cute Emergency

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1101904623
  • ISBN-13: 978-1101904626
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Are you grumpy? Irritated? Sad? Well the Doctor is in!… or more like me and my opinion but hey close enough! I’m prescribing Cute Emergency by Tony Heally.

Cute Emergency is a book made up of 176 pages of cuteness. A squat little book filled with adorable animals and great captions!

This book would be fantastic for a stocking stuffer this Christmas, Or even a gift to someone who is feeling under the weather. Retails on Amazon.Com for $8.80

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Review: Instant Happy Journal

  • UntitledPaperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Jou edition (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160774824X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607748243
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 6.7 inches

So I have been trying really hard to keep a positive attitude and not let the little things drag me down and the Instant Happy Journal has been a huge help.

Its a 365 day journal with motivation words, inspiration and though provoking questions on each page.

Day one asked me to list the days mini miracles. It was a pretty ordinary day but here is what I listed:

  • Got Oil changed (needed to do for like 8 months)
  • Went to the gym (I’m trying to get on track)
  • Leading at work (I’m rocking out in my professional life right now)

All are things that the every day person may not think is a big deal but they are kind of a big deal for me and so that is why I listed them as a mini miracle. Untitled2

I love how this books help you take the ordinary things and think of them in a different perspective.

I’m only on day three but I’m already looking at going home and writting! Todays page is on the right, “Share some words of wisdom a friend told you today or recently that inspired you.” I will be honest this one has me scratching my head and I may end up going to pintrest to find something motivational that gets me going but we shall see.

This Journal is a total win and for $9.34 its one hell of a deal!

Love it!

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