Saturday, May 26, 2018

Wee Reads: Ready to Ride by Sebastien Pelon

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 



Ready to RideReady to Ride by Sebastien Pelon


  

A funny, feel good book with a can-do attitude for anyone who's ever tried to ride a bike, about freedom, friendship, and the joy of cycling without stabilisers for the very first time.
A little boy is told to play outside by his mum and bumps into an imaginary friend with whom he goes for a bike ride. At first he finds it difficult to keep up, but with the imaginary friend’s help he takes off the bike’s stabilisers and learns to freewheel – all the way home.

Do you like this book?
Yeah! I like his imaginary friend. And I love riding my bike!

What's your favorite part of the book?
When he's riding his bike with the umbrella! It was so silly!

What do you think of the cover?
I like his hat! 

Do you want me to read it again?
Yeah!




This one was hard to read because the format on the kindle was all kinds of weird. 
With that being said Ready to Ride is an adorable book about not giving up. It teaches that sometimes it's hard but that you can do anything you set your mind to.

The graphics are adorable and I absolutely love his imaginary friend! It even had me giggling out loud at a few parts.

We received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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Sébastien Pelon lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the l’École Supérieure des Arts-Appliqués Duperré (BTS Visual Communication, DSAA Fashion and Environment). He worked for several years at Père Castor Flammarion. Today, he is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. He regularly collaborates with Flammarion, Rue de Sèvres, Nathan, Magnard, Milan, Auzou, Rageot and Gallimard. He has illustrated numerous books, classic tales, covers and series, notably Matriochka, La Befana, La Mamani, Robin Hood, Sinbad the Sailor, Nitou the Indian and Brune du Lac.

Creature Feature: Coming Up Centaur

Creature Feature created by Michael is a feature that focuses on the wonderful world of fantasy, science fiction, and horror creatures. 

Centaurs :

Today we have a very special guest who fought with Hercules: Agrios, the Centaurrrrr!


Agrios: (in Arnold Schwarzenegger type voice) Come on you puny human I need a better intro than that! Try again.Me: Right! (Clear throat) (in loud booming voice)
ALL THE WAY FROM GREECE, HE HAS WRESTLED AND FOUGHT GIANTS! HIS STRENGTH IS BEYOND MEASURE, AND HE HAS PULLED TREES UP OUT OF THE GROUND.
HE HAS DESTROYED BUILDINGS WITH HIS BARE HANDS. HE FOUGHT ALONGSIDE HERCULES. THE ONE, THE ONLY, THE MIGHTY, AGRIOS THE CENTTTAAAAURRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRR!!!!

Agrios: Better now! Ask away with your questions.Me: So thrilled to have you here today. Where do centaurs live typically?Agrios: In the valley!Me: Which valley?Agrios: THE VALLEY!Me: Okay what do you like to eat? Because horses eat hay and grains, but humans like fruits, veggies, meat, eggs, fish, etc.Agrios: EAT Meat mostly sheep and rabbits. But some berries as well. No hay for Me! Right now, I'm very hungry!Me: So do you like to fight hand to hand or with a weapon.Agrios: I'm pretty good with bolts and bows.Me: Archery that's cool. What kind of bow do you use?Agrios: Only one bow true centaurs use. The recurve bow!Me: And how fast can you run?Agrios: Faster than your car!Me: What happened in your battle with Hercules?Agrios: We terminated that Giant!Me: How did you an Hercules manage to do that?Agrios: Easy we took out his knees first. I shot some bolts and Hercules used his fists. He's so barbaric you know.Me: And when he fell did he cause an Earthquake.Agrios: No no human he did cause the ground to shake but no quake.Me: What is Hercules Like?Agrios: Big, strong, tough; but very cocky. He sometimes gets in trouble.Me: How so?Agrios: He talks about his strength to another demigod. They argue and then fight breakouts.
I had to help him and told him, Come with me if you want to live.
So I shot some bolts in Giants' foot, and yelled to Herc Let's Move!!!
So we ran and ran and ran and ran.

Me: So Herc didn't get on your back, because your faster! I mean your half...Agrios: Horse?!! I am not an animal! I'm a centaur. Humans don't ride me!!!Me: So how do you keep in shape? Do you have some kind of centaur gym?Agrios: We don't need gyms!! We have trees and animals to train with. Keeps us strong and fit.Me: That's good! So you can actually pull a tree out of the ground roots and all.Agrios: Yes you want to see!Me: Nah, I'm good. So I heard there are no women Centaurs is that fake news?Agrios: What is Fake news?!!Me: You know false...fiction...not true.Agrios: There are some woman centaurs! How else there be baby centaurs. I am hungry! Need food! Got to go or I may eat you human.Me: Okay we're good. You have a great day. (Sees him out the door and then locks it)

Centaurs appear in various different media
Books

The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)The Neverending Story
A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth #1)

Movies

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Games

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Imagination Designs