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Please forgive the text we are working to overcome some technical difficulties with this web site. Welcome to our book review page. Here you will find a variety of reviews from books read by the Descans family. If you have a book you would like reviewed please contact us and we'll see if we can fit it in. Bass fishing bears Book review I received a complimentary copy of Bass-Fishing Bears by Lucy Ireland Smiley as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Bass fishing bears Book review I received a complimentary copy of Bass-Fishing Bears by Lucy Ireland Smiley as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. I chose this book because we love fishing and bears. The three bears go on a fun trip to the local bass pond and catch several fish including one whopper. We are involved in the whole process from getting bait to cleaning the fish with a surprise appearance of a dangerous snake on the way. I have 4 kids from 2-7 years old and they all enjoyed it, Lily and Giuseppe have both caught fish and could readily relate to the whole story. There were a couple regional expressions that slowed us down to think a little like “dig some worms” as opposed to dig up some worms as I would say it; and they caught a mess of fish as opposed to a stringer or bucket full. We were all a little disconcerted by the star on Sara bears’ neck at first but got used to it, was that natural or painted on? Giuseppe (5) says it was scary when the snake opened his mouth, and Lily (7) said it was scary because they (the cubs) went by themselves and who knows what they might find. The snake was Abraham’s (3) favorite part also. Over all this was a fun trip for all of us and they’ve had me read it again several times. I readily recommend this reading adventure for all kids. Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team. http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?dorrance+7XZRvv+index.html Joey’s Adventures book review I received a complimentary copy of Joey’s Adventures by Christopher J King as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. I chose this book to review because the cover was appealing to me with the kangaroo picture and I thought my kids would like it. It was the most inviting graphics of the books I had a choice of. When I first received it I was cautionary about reading it to my children because of the subject matter although it was listed as age appropriate. After a month on the shelf I got a reminder from the Dorrance people as well as my daughter that I was overdo for my review so I put my reservations aside and read it to my eight year old daughter. I also acknowledged that my five year old was already being fortified against many of the vices mentioned in the book at his school on a regular basis so that worked to soften me up some as well. Lily liked the book because it taught lessons about bad things like drugs and alcohol and how to help people that get hurt. By the third chapter she already had the ending down and was quoting it with me as we went. She Guessed that the EMK was the Emergency Medical Kangaroo before I did. So I gave her a big hug and told her I was proud of her and that I loved her. We both laughed for a while after that. She was a bit disappointed that the book left out cheating and lying because those are also very important things. Overall I was pleasantly surprised about how the author dealt with these subjects and how comfortable I was with reading it to my daughter and will soon share it with my five year old. I readily recommend this book for all parents looking to strengthen their children against the vices that currently plague our society on an ever increasingly younger level. Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team. http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?dorrance+7XZRvv+index.html