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Weekend Wonder Detox (Michelle Schoffro Cook)

3.5 out of 5 stars

Cut to the Chase:
As someone who’s never tried a “detox” week/weekend/recipe and who still isn’t going to, I’m clearly not the target demographic for this book. Still, it was a quick and interesting read. I found the beginning sections citing toxins in our food/processing systems/packaging systems to be far more informational than the latter “solutions” type of sections, but it’s possible I’m just always more interested in the problems than in the so-called fixes. The writer has a nice, succinct style of writing, and the sections are clearly organized and well delineated. That said, I’m a skeptic who stayed a skeptic. Despite the persuasive writing and authoritative tone, I wasn’t invested enough by the earlier sections to want to actually try any of the detoxes described. I’m giving it 3.5-stars because it was well-written, interesting and entertaining… not because I tried any of the solutions recommended within.
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Pig and Small (Alex Latimer)

4 out of 5 stars

Nice premise, cute pictures, make this something I’ll probably be adding into our rotation.

The message/idea here is simple but sweet: that friendship, when you try hard enough, can transcend boundaries and obstacles such as mere size!

The pictures we well rendered and engaging: they vary in size, proportions and distribution in a way that will help keep your toddler (and hopefully the adult reader) entertained.

It’s not a perfect 5-out-of-5-star read for me, but it’s a very nice picture book, one with a nice message, engaging pictures, and cute scenarios. It’s simple, but sweet. A great read for toddler-aged kids.

*Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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