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Children’s Books Mini Reviews

I am 9 books away from completing my GoodReads challenge and there is no way I can read 9 full size books in 2 days!  I am going to cheat a little and read Kid’s books.  I have a 6 month old niece so I asked my sister if I could borrow some books.  She laughed at me but brought some over anyway!  Since I am reading so many so quickly I am only going to do mini reviews.

Disclaimer: All Amazon Links are affiliate links.  If you purchase any of these books through one of my links I will get a small commission! All the thoughts/opinions in this post are mine and in no way influenced by Amazon.

I Think My Dog Might Be a Nerd

by Justin Matott

**** (4 out of 5)


Amazon | Goodreads

My mom got this for me for Christmas since we just got a dog and I am a total Nerd.  She works at a store that sells items from local businesses, so Justin Matott is a fellow Coloradan.  He signed the book for us!

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This book is super cute.  I like the concept.  How could anything with Nerdy Dogs be bad?!?!  Its easy to read and the flow is nice.  Its a fun book.  The only reason it didn’t get a 5 is because I am not a huge fan of the artwork.  I don’t know why, it just isn’t super appealing.  Otherwise this is a great book!

The Monster at the End of this Book

by Jon Stone

***** (5 out of 5)


Amazon | Goodreads

I got this book for my Niece for Christmas.  I had just finished checking out and was leaving when I saw it on the Kohl’s Cares for Kids rack.  I remember this book from when I was a kid so I grabbed it and got back in line to get it for her.  I also got her the Grover stuffed animal to go with it.  She was only interested in the stuffed animal but my Mom, Grandma, and Sister all got really excited because they remembered the book too.


I LOVED this book as a kid! The story is very interactive and I can remember how funny it was!  It is incredibly clever and the artwork is bright and cheery.  Plus its Sesame Street which I watched all the time.  I used to laugh and laugh when my mom read this too me.  It didn’t matter that after the first time I knew how it ended, I loved the book and it was so fun to watch Grover try and stop me from turning the pages!

Another Monster at the End of This Book

by Jon Stone

**** (4 out of 5)


Amazon | Goodreads

This book only gets a 4 because it is pretty much exactly like the first book except its got Elmo in it.  I like the original better.  This one is still good by itself, because I still love the idea and it is clever, but it loses a star for not being unique.


by Angela Lake

*** (3 out of 5)


Amazon | Goodreads

I like the artwork and the story reads well.  Its short and sweet.  The only issue that I have is that the adults don’t like the snow and the kids do.  I know lots of adults, including a police officer, that love snow too!

Vader’s Little Princess

by Jeffrey Brown

**** (4 out of 5)


Amazon  | Goodreads

This book is hilarious.  It takes real scenes from the movies and twists them into hilarious Father / Daughter interactions.  This one is my favorite:

I Know

This book is a bunch of 1-4 panel comics and is probably geared more towards adults than kids, but it was fun to read.

How to Dress a Dragon

by Thelma Lynne Godin

***** (5 out of 5)


Amazon | Goodreads

This book is freakin adorable!  Its super easy to read and a perfect length.  The story flows nicely.  I love the artwork.  It is bright and colorful.  The plot is really cute.  Overall this is a perfect Children’s book!

Nibbles: The Book Monster

by Emma Yarlett

***** (5 out of 5)


Amazon | Goodreads

Ahhhhh! This book is amazing! I loved it! It it is super cute and unique.  Nibbles escapes his book and jumps into other books.  This book has interactive flaps and holes in the pages and the books he jumps into are smaller pages to make them feel like a different book.  I am not explaining it very well, but it was really cool! Nibbles is adorable and the art is great.  I would highly recommend this book!


by Kelly DiPucchio

*** (3 out of 5)


Amazon | Goodreads

If I saw this book in the store I never would have picked it up, which is a shame because the story is really cute.  I don’t like the artwork at all.  I don’t like the unfinished look of the pictures.  I did like the plot a lot, it was easy to read and flowed nicely.  The names of all the puppies were adorable.

Hooray For Diffendoofer Day!

by Dr. Seuss

**** (4 out of 5)


Amazon | Goodreads

The story is good.  It is classic Dr. Seuss.  Lots of rhymes and made up words.  The made up words in this book are easy enough to read. The problem with this book is the artwork.  I don’t like the pictures, and they are do not feel like Dr. Seuss.  There are a couple characters mixed in that are drawn in his normal style, but the majority of the book doesn’t have the right feel.  At the end of the book they have some original sketches from Dr. Seuss.  The sketches are his normal style! They should have used those!

Yay! I finished my Goodreads challenge.  I will write a post about that tomorrow (probably).

If you have read my reviews for No One Else Like You and Big Hid you might remember that I felt bad for giving them negative reviews.  I started to wonder if they weren’t good or if I was just too old to enjoy Children’s books.  These 9 books restored my faith in Children’s books! I liked them all, but especially The Monster at the End of this Book, How to Dress a Dragon, and Nibbles: The Book Monster.

Have you read any of these? What is your favorite Children’s book?

9 thoughts on “Children’s Books Mini Reviews

      1. Urg! This comment went to spam too! I need to get better at checking that!

        Yes, it was a nice break to read children’s books! It was actually a lot of fun haha. I really liked some of them 🙂


  1. I loved The Monster at the End of this Book when I was a kid. It was just so cute! And I Think My Dog is a Nerd sounds adorable. Great reviews. I need to do a children’s books mini review post myself. I had to read every book I got my future niece before we wrapped them up for her.

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  2. Thanks! I have bought my niece a lot of books that I remember from my childhood, but up until now I wasn’t re-reading them first, but I definitely should have been. I will read any books I buy her from here on out! Congratulations on becoming an Aunt!


  3. That page from Vader’s Little Princess!!! LOL! Thanks for sharing that. I used to think it’s cheating (and reading comics). I was affected by my parents’ opinion. According to them, comics aren’t books. But then, comics are what made me love to read and there are a plethora of high-quality children books. Whatever the form, if they’re well written, they’re well written.

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    1. Reading is reading in my opinion!! If you read for an hour does it matter if you read 5 comics or 2 chapters? You still spent the hour reading, so I don’t think it matters! It might be “cheating” a little book if you try to say you read more if you read 2 comics and someone else read 1 book. But there isn’t really any great comparisons because everyone reads at a different speed so you can’t even really judge by pages read. Really the only try way to compare is hours read, but noone has time to keep track of that! So as long as you are reading it should count!


      1. Yes, I guess I was a bit too rigid about that. I think it was because I used to always want to accomplish something by reading a book. But recently, I prefer to read books for the sake of enjoying them. Just to have fun. I feel accomplished after finishing any books anyway. Even the bad ones. Because at the and of the day “reading is reading”. True.

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