Book Review: Clifford’s Christmas by Norman Bridwell

Today’s holiday book review is Clifford’s Christmas by Norman Bridwell. Here’s what it’s about: Join the big, red dog as he and Emily Elizabeth celebrate the season together. Clifford loves making snowmen, playing ice hockey, and helping out with the tree. But on Christmas Eve, when Santa accidentally drops his bag of toys into Clifford’s water bowl, the dog’s good heart and Santa’s magic make it the best Christmas ever! This is a funny story … Read more

Book Review: Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit by Norman Bridwell

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit by Norman Bridwell. Here’s what it’s about: Clifford and Emily Elizabeth discover how much they have to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Clifford has quite an adventure in this one. Doesn’t he always? After being left alone on the holiday, he gets lonely and decides to visit his mother. This is a good story to read and discuss the family you’re thankful for having. My Rating: … Read more

Book Review: Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin

Today’s book review is Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin by Susan Hill. Here’s what it’s about: Marley’s family has spent months growing a giant pumpkin to take to the fair. When the big day finally arrives, Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie try to be extra careful with their blue-ribbon pumpkin. But with a dog like Marley around, being careful isn’t always enough! This is a cute book that’s perfect for beginner readers. The format … Read more

Book Review: The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

Today’s Halloween book is The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey, and it’s a good one. Here’s what it’s about: Oscar is short, like all dachshunds and other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a hero. Color illustrations throughout. A “School Library Journal” Best of the Best of 1995. Such a CUTE book! We all know that Dave Pilkey writes … Read more

Fluffy- Honorable Mention

Fluffy. Can you believe it? They named me Fluffy. And yesterday their kid dressed me in a tutu. They don’t warn you these things at the animal shelter. If this keeps up, they’ll find every shoe in their closets in shreds and a few surprise packages in the middle of their beds. The 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. The challenge runs every Wednesday, beginning at … Read more