Boxitects by Kim Smith – A Kid’s Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What I Loved:

If you have kids, you know that a cardboard box is like Christmas…I guess that is true of cats too HAHA! Boxitects takes that fun, imaginative play and turns it into a wonderful story. I loved that there were not just Boxitects in this story but many different types of builders. It was a great idea for a book, and I loved reading it with my kids.

How I Felt:

Boxitects is a story about Meg, a young “boxitect” which is a builder of things with boxes. She starts a new school called the Maker School. She meets other children that are also builders but using blankets, egg cartons, tin foil, and even noodles! She is the only boxitect though. I really appreciated how Meg is introduced to others like her, and yet they all have their own niche. It was fun to learn about these different builders.

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Friday Night Wrestlefest by J.F. Fox – A Kid’s Book Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I Loved:

The imagination in Friday Night Wrestlefest was so fun! A bedtime story that centers around the family, but with a wrestling twist. I just loved the concept and really enjoyed the book!

How I Felt:

The Story is told as if an announcer for a wrestling match is the narrator. I’m not a wrestling fan, but I still really enjoyed the references. The dad is getting the kids ready for bed, but like many bed times the kids resist a bit. For this family, the resistance is in the form of a wrestling match. There are adorable names for the wrestling moves each family member does, such as the Jumpin’ Jellyfish and each person also has a wrestling name, like Peanut Brother and Dangerous Daddoo.

The Writing is done well. There is so much excitement in the words, it makes the reader feel the anticipation and enthusiasm that surrounds this family’s bedtime.

The illustrations were so fun! They were bright and colorful and just made you feel the action that was going on. The text was just as exciting. The use of different fonts and sizes gave the story a life of its own!

Overall, our entire family really enjoyed Friday Night Wrestlefest. The story was really fun and a great twist on a bedtime story. The illustrations were bright and exciting. A great book all around!

To Read or Not To Read:

Friday Night Wrestlefest is perfect for preschool to middle elementary children. The story is relatable for ANY family with children and will be enjoyed by everyone!

Where to Find This Book:

Friday Night Wrestlefest by J.F. Fox publishes on February 18, 2020. You can find the book at these places.

Amazon  | Kindle | Goodreads

Hey kids! Are you ready to WRESTLE? Don’t miss Friday Night Wrestlefest, writer J. F. Fox and illustrator Micah Player’s bedtime book inspired by WWE professional wrestling that will wear kids out before they go to bed.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s Friday night, and these kids are ready to wrestle! Join Dangerous Daddoo as he dishes out some serious moves to get the kids ready for bed. But what happens when Flying Mom Bomb gets home from work? Are the kids toast?

This charming and quirky family will teach you a new Bedtime Blitz everyone will enjoy.

  • Friday Night Wrestlefest by J.F. Fox
  • Illustrations by Micah Player
  • Target Reader: Preschool – Middle Grade
  • Page Count: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Pub Date: February 18, 2020

I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving this honest, unbiased review voluntarily.

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Flobella and the Creative Path by A.T. Waverly

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I Loved:

I am always a sucker for a re-telling or a re-imagining of a fairytale. Flobella and the Creative Path is that plus so much more. The book could be considered a re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz, but there were also some aspects that made me think of Alice in Wonderland. There is a cat that duplicates and begins to look like an accordion, and I greatly enjoyed that scene. I loved that this book also stands on its own as a creative story, giving the reader new ways to think of their own creative strengths.

How I Felt:

The story is perfect for young readers. It is quick moving and not too long. The characters are fun and different, and completely grab your interest as soon as you meet them. The dimension is described in a way that makes you really see what the author wanted you to see. There is a part where the field of flowers turns to a fabric with sewn flowers, and I could truly visualize the change and I very much appreciated the authors ability to describe that scene.

The world Flobella is drawn into is called the Creative Idea Dimension (CID), and I would have liked it to be called something just a bit less “on the mark” so to say. All of the creatures and names were so creative in this book, and I would have liked the dimension’s name to match. That’s my only downside to this book, and it was not a draw back to reading the story, it was truly a very small downside.

To Read or Not To Read:

I think Flobella and the Creative Path should be in school libraries. It is a great story about how creative each, individual person can be. It is written using a fun, engaging story for children that will make them inspired to be creative themselves. I think this book is suitable for 3rd-6th graders.

Where to Find This Book:

Flobella and the Creative Path by A.T. Waverly is available at these sites.

Amazon Kindle | Amazon | Goodreads 

Flobella has lived with her very mean Aunt and Uncle since she was 4 when she became an orphan. At 12, she now spends her time painting and dreaming of a woman who might be her mother. As she is painting, her brushstrokes start to swirl and lift off the page taking her up with them. A tiny fairy, Mumu appears and takes Flobella with her through the spiral to the Creative Idea Dimension (CID). She must only stay one hour and then she must get back home to keep from causing all kinds of inter-dimensional problems.

She misses her opportunity to get home, however, and now the only way back is to take the Creative Path to the Gold Door. She must find Evo the wise man beyond the door, as he is the only one who can help her. Her path is filled with fantastic, creative beings, who want to help her, but there is one who will stop at nothing to keep her from finishing her journey. . .

I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.