Knock Knock, Lettuce In! by Brenda Ponnay – A Joke Book Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I Loved:

Knock Knock, Lettuce In! was such a fun book to read! I loved that the jokes were easy to giggle at. The illustrations were funny and matched the joke perfectly. I was so happy to be able to sit down and read this silly jokes book with my kids.

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Pushinka the Barking Fox by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut

A True Story of Unexpected Friendship

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I Loved: This true story had photos and easy to understand language for young children. It made my daughter invested in the story. She had a lot of questions and wanted to know so much about this!

How I Felt: I knew nothing about this experiment and I was fascinated by the story. The domestication of the Siberian silver fox started in 1959 and is still ongoing. Watching Pushinka devlop a loving relationship with Lyudmila was wonderful. As Pushinka learns and changes, I found myself extremely invested and found this to be an enjoyable read for not only my daughter, but also myself.

To Read or Not To Read: This is a great book for teaching about long-term experiments to children. The images and wording make it perfect for any elementary student.

In 1959, an experiment was started to see if the Siberian silver fox could be domesticated. Year after year, the foxes were scored on a friendliness test and the highest scored were allowed to breed and those pups were then tested and the cycle started again. Lyudmila was so taken by Pushinka, one of the pups, that she moved into a small home with the fox to take the experiment to the next level. What resulted is a story of love and friendship.

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Kill Code by Clive Fleury

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

What I Loved: This book took me on so many twisty turns, I was just in awe! I really loved the way the author created this world and pulled me right in. I was right there with Hogan as he tried to make it into the NSC organization!

How I Felt: I’m giving this book a 5 star because it was great! The story, character building, and surprises were wonderful. There is a little character building for a friend of the main character who probably doesn’t seem to be needed in the story, but it is fairly brief and may be a set up for book 2. The first 20% of the book is building out the world, showing us how the common people are living. We gain some background on Hogan, the main character, as well as the overall culture of the civilization now. From there, the book takes off on this crazy story that is so fast-paced and well told!

To Read or Not To Read: I highly recommend this book for readers that enjoy action and post-apocalyptic stories!

What’s This Book About Anyway?

In 2031, the world is a different place. The oceans are rising, the wealthy are extremely wealthy and well off, while the other 99% live in poverty, struggling to find work, food, and lodging from day-to-day.

Hogan is an ex-officer of the police force. He spends his days applying for a position with the NSC, where he would be set for life. Then, the acceptance letter comes, and he’s in! He boards transportation and heads to the NSC base for a rigorous competition to be the ONE candidate that makes it into the NSC. Can he do it? As he fights to make it to the top of this group, he starts to realize that the NSC may not be exactly what he had dreamed it would be.

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