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
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Geraldine and the Most Spectacular Science Project by Sol Regwan

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What My Child Thought:

My daughter loves science projects and so this book was just for her. She loved the little girl’s great big ideas and how she took old things and made them new again.

What I Thought:

I really enjoyed Geraldine and the Most Spectacular Science Project. I liked the main character being a young female and focusing on science. That’s always great to see and offers a wonderful role model for a young child. I thought it was very pointed to have a flawed character that can succeed at things she is good at. The girl knows what she can do well and when a chance comes along for her to show people, she takes it! Not everyone is great at the same things in school and I like that this book focused on that. Overall, a wonderful book that my daughter and I both enjoyed reading!

Geraldine is always a bit of a funny girl at school. She comes up with funny ideas for people to do, but is seen as a bit of a goof-off because of it. At home, she spends her time taking apart all the old, discarded things from around the house and make new inventions with them.

Her teacher announces a science fair and first place wins a trophy! Geraldine is so excited and she races home to start on her project. It takes her a bit to come up with just the right idea, but she finally does and she works hard to make it her best work. She is so proud to take it to school and show everyone that she’s not just a goof-ball, she is great at something too.

This ARC was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. The book will publish on February 28, 2020.