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BOOK PHOTO SUNDAYS #16: March 5, 2017


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Hey everyone! I’m participating in this new meme called “Book Photo Sundays” which is hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog and the goal of this meme is to post up whatever book photos you had taken such as photos of your book hauls, library hauls, photos from book conventions or photos of you with a book!  You can take the photos from your Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or any other account where you keep your book photos!

Here’s a photo of my book Caraval!

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BOOK PHOTO SUNDAYS #15: FEBRUARY 19, 2017


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Hey everyone! I’m participating in this new meme called “Book Photo Sundays” which is hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog and the goal of this meme is to post up whatever book photos you had taken such as photos of your book hauls, library hauls, photos from book conventions or photos of you with a book!  You can take the photos from your Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or any other account where you keep your book photos!

Here’s a photo of my book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn!

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Why You Should Check Out Rabbit Ears Entertainment


Hey everyone!  I just wanted to talk about one of my most favorite children’s companies Rabbit Ears Entertainment!Now, Rabbit Ears Entertainment (or Rabbit Ears Productions as it was formally known as) is not that well known among both the movie and the literature crowd, which is a bit upsetting seeing how how high quality the stories, the artwork and the narrations are for this series.  So, I would like to list the reasons why you should check this series out.1. The Narrators Even though this series was around mostly during the 1980s and the 1990s, the draw of this series was that the stories would be narrated by celebrities who were popular during the 1980s and the 1990s such as Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, Danny Glover, Geena Davis, Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Nicholson.  The fact that the celebrity narrators gave so much vigor in their storytelling really made this series worth watching and listening to!2. The Music Just like the celebrity narrators, there were also various musicians and singers who were popular during the 1980s and 1990s who were providing the music for the stories such as UB40, Art Lande, Bobby McFerrin and Lyle Mays.3. The artwork The artwork in this series is extremely varied and there is a lot to choose from such as smooth and beautiful artwork that portrays the seriousness of the story and wacky artwork that portrays the hilarious nature of the story.4. The storiesIf you enjoy reading folktales and fairy tales, this series definitely offers many fairy tales that you could check out such as The Three Little Pigs, East of the Sun West of the Moon, The Fool and the Flying Ship, Anansi and How the Camel Got His Hump.So, are you interested in checking out the Rabbit Ears Entertainment series?  You can check out the series through their website or through Amazon!

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Top Ten Tuesday #5: Top 10 Books I would use in my Rabbit Ears Book Club.


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

 

Each week there’s a different Top Ten list. It’s a great way to find and connect with other awesome bloggers.

 

So today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is my top 10 Books I Would Use in my Rabbit Ears Book Club!

 

So, here’s my top 10 Books I would use in my Rabbit Ears Book Club!

 

1. The Fool and the Flying Ship

The Fool and the Flying Ship (1991)

This would definitely be a great book for anyone who wants to study Russian folktales and also discuss about the importance of friendship.

 

2.  John Henry

John Henry (1992)

This would be a great book to discuss about tall tales and about industrialism in general.

 

3. East of the Sun West of the Moon

East of the Sun West of the Moon  (1991)

An excellent book to discuss about what true love is all about and also if you like to read folktales from Norway, this is definitely a great story to read!

4. Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill (1988)

This would be an excellent book to discuss about western tall tales and comparing and contrasting different retellings of Pecos Bill!

5. The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale (1987)

If you love reading folktales from China or if you love reading any of Hans Christian Anderson’s stories, this is definitely one story that is worth discussing!

6. Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd Book Cover

This would be an excellent book to discuss about the Underground Railroad and also give us a historical account on slavery.

7. Anansi

Anansi Book Cover

This would definitely be great read for anyone who is interested in Jamaican folktales and this also gives us a good compare and contrast between all the Anansi stories being told.

8. Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan Book Cover

This is a great book to discuss about the lumber industry and about environmentalism.

9. Koi and the Kola Nuts

Koi and the Kola Nuts (1991)

This would be a great book to discuss about African folktales and about the importance of showing respect towards other people when needed.  Also, this book would be great to discuss about how it is important to help others in their times of need!

10. Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin

Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin (1992)

This would be a great book to discuss about Native American folktales and we could also discuss about sacrificing the things you love the most in order to save other people you care about.

So, what Rabbit Ears stories would you use in your book club? Please feel free to comment!

 

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

 

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