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Today Is MondayToday Is Monday by Eric Carle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What can I say? It’s Eric Carle!

I picked this up at the library because I wanted art inspiration. I have always thought Mr. Carle’s work visually exciting. From the Hungry Caterpillar and Angry Ladybug, I was in awe of the way Eric could make his own prints and cut them into amazing pictures. The other side of that is his books are so much fun to read aloud to kids.

Having had a few accidents where crepe paper got wet and left an interesting stain behind. (Cleaning said stain wasn’t fun but I loved how the stain looked–though it didn’t belong there.) I realized when I read the first Eric Carle books to my kids that this was crepe paper stains cut and reformed into fantastic illustrations. I have learned since that he uses tissue paper to make his own prints. Makes me want to play with this method.

This book had pictures that looked less like crepe or tissue paper but the visuals didn’t disappoint. The story was rhythmically satisfying. And at the end of the book, the words are placed into a song. I think it would be a fun way to teach a little songwriting or other musical lessons. So with this book, we get so many things to learn.

I didn’t miss how inclusive the author was to minorities and the handicapped. All done in a sneaky way that most children or adults might not notice. But on each reading of this book, the onion can be peeled back to show children new lessons.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Handbook
Apple Cider Vinegar Handbook by Shae Harper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This isn’t so much a read straight through book. It is informative in the beginning, then there is a break down of disorders and conditions by name in alphabetical order and how ACV can help. The back of the book is dedicated to recipes, some even this gluten-free/vegan can enjoy. Though I like the Kindle format, this might be a good tree-book to have on hand. I have often heard of the AVC tonic and have taken it when I remember. I like it cool in the summer but hot in the winter. There are so many uses for this wonderful inexpensive liquid!

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