Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.
What can I say about "The Name of this Book is Secret" that I have not already said about "Skullduggery Pleasant"? This book has suspense, action, and mystery. This book reminded me a lot of Lemony Snicket's series, and I'm hoping the author writes more, because he left a lot to finish up.
Cass and Max-Ernest unravel a plot about murder and a kidnapping. They have to solve a magician's murder and prevent another one.
I liked this story as much as my favorite book, "Skullduggery Pleasant." I recommend "The Name of this Book is Secret" for ages 10 to100.
I give it a 4 out of 5.
See you in the funny pages!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
"I don't suppose you have a friend who is a warthog. You probably don't have a friend who is a professional detective, either. So it's very unlikely that you have a friend who's both. But I do."
Bill the warthog is, as you guessed, a warthog named Bill. He has a friend named Nick Sayga . The book is about Bill solving mysteries and they are really cool.
Like, there was this mystery about this guy who is trying to get kids to buy stock in his product, but the product was fake, and Bill proves it by solving the mystery.
The part about God is in the title.
"Full Metal Trench Coat" means the armor of God. In the back of the book, the author talks about what it means to wear the full armor of God. That's great, because you get a great story and a Bible lesson in one book.
This book is for all ages. I give Bill The Warthog Mysteries:Full Metal Trench Coat By: Dean A. Anderson 4 out of 5.
See you in the funny pages,
This book describes what everyday life was really like in ancient Israel. As part of the 2:52 series for boys, this humorous book is full of factual, gross information that is sure to get boys reading their Bibles, and make them thankful for the blessings they enjoy today.
This book is gross and it is cool. It deals all kinds of stuff. It covers things from life way, way back then to Jesus's life.
For example, in the book they explain why they had to wash their hands so often, and it is really gross and cool at the same time!
This is not for the queasy or faint hearted. It is for boys.
I love this book.
I give it a 5 out of 5.
See you in the funny pages,