20. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Informational Book, NonFiction · Tags: ,

The Lowdown on Denim by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Clayton Hanmer (Illustrator) , 112 pages, read by Angie, on 01/13/2012

This was a good history of denim and jeans. I liked the quirky narrative of the detention kids; it added a bit of interest throughout the story. The history was very brand specific, but did contain a lot of information. I especially enjoyed the early history. The later stuff didn’t seem as detailed or as interesting.

19. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Informational Book, NonFiction · Tags: ,

Big Wig by Kathleen Krull, Peter Malone (Illustrator) , 48 pages, read by Angie, on 01/09/2012

This is an interesting look at hair trivia. I love the illustrations…they are fun and whimsical and really bring the hair facts to life. I think the trivia is really interesting too and a lot of kids will get a kick out of some of the things people did to their hair and put in their hair in the past. I’m not as sure about the “facts” presented in some of the timeline sections. Some seem very generalized and hard to prove. It does have additional notes in the back of the book and a list of resources. But overall this is a fun book and will wet the appetite of kids interested in hair.