Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona (a Review)

Beezus and Ramona Book Review

I decided to take the plunge into the first book of the series revolving around the character Ramona Quimby by author Beverly Cleary with my daughter. Beezus and Ramona is a classic because so many children can relate to the characters. And yes, that includes boys, even if they may think that it’s just a “girl’s […]

Cajun Night Before Christmas {A Review}


Since my post lands on Christmas Eve, I thought it was only fitting to share one of my favorite Christmas stories with you! Of course, we all know the traditional “Night Before Christmas” story, so I decided to do my review on “Cajun Night Before Christmas“. Not only is this book very funny, but it’s […]

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson (a Review)

 One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson is a fascinating narrative about a short few months in history, which all ended up making a huge impact on the world. The book features notable people during this time: Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, Herbert Hoover, Al Jolson, and Calvin Coolidge to name a few, but it […]

The Cat in the Hat’s Great Big Flap Book by Dr. Seuss (a Review)


What makes The Cat in the Hat’s Great Big Flap Book perfect for the Littles (age 0-4) in the family? It is packed with over 70 seek-and-find flaps that help teach basic concepts such as colors, numbers, letters, shapes, and opposites! We are HUGE Dr. Seuss fans in our family. Those are the books of […]

Tips for Playing the Ukulele at Story Time

Tips for Playing the Ukulele at Story Time

I am fortunate to be married to an experienced music teacher who is very generous with his musical knowledge. Two years ago, he bought me a ukulele for my birthday, and provided a few lessons, which enabled me to begin playing live music at story time. The ukulele has since become a regular part of […]