“Miss You Like Crazy” by Pamela Hall. Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
Walnut is a boy squirrel, who is worried his Mommy will miss him while she is at work. She tells his that she does and wishes she could sneak him in her purse or trap him in her pencil cup, just to be able to see him at school. She then tells him that she keeps him close with many photos around of him. He is then sad because he misses HER. She finds a way to help him not miss her so much.
This is a very cute book and is perfect for a family with a working mom. It shows that it’s ok to miss someone and that there are ways to think of them throughout the day. I love the little imagination story Walnut’s mommy takes him on when she talks about sneaking him to work. I know I use to wish I could come with my mom and dad to their jobs, I would dream of ways I could go.
The illustrations in this book are totally cute as well. I want to take each image and frame them and put them in my kid’s playroom.
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My kids have always loved books, I think part of their love comes from me reading to them at a very young age. We our new baby I’m looking for new books to read to him. I am very excited to have the chance to review 6 books from the National Geographic Kids Look and Learn series. Each book are around 22 pages long and are in full photographic color. These are also smaller board books, easy for little hands to hold while being read to. I received the following from the series; Colors!, Counts!, Baby Animals, Match!, Same and Different and All About Me.
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This was a really good murder mystery book. It’s intense right from the start and kept me turning the pages. The author did an excellent job of building the characters and getting you hook on them. He also does a great job at building the suspense and making you sit on the edge of your seat wanting to know who done it and how it’s all going to end.
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If you enjoy intense murder mystery, detective book, I think you would enjoy this. I loved this book and loved Peter Leonard’s writing style.