Saturday, December 30, 2017

Book Review of The Girl Who Said Sorry By Hayoung Yim Illustrated by Marta Maszkiewiez

The Girl Who Said Sorry
By Hayoung Yim Illustrated by Marta Maszkiewiez
Review By: Brittany Perez (Oh My Bookness) December 30,2017 12:31am




  • Publication date: October 5, 2017
  • Publisher: Rhyming Reason Books
  • Book Length: Rhyming Reason Books
  • ASIN: B075KHM4B6



  • Book Description:

    Too girly or too boyish. Too thin or too fat. Too quiet, too loud. Be ambitious, but don’t hurt feelings. Be inquisitive, but don’t interrupt. Be outspoken, but don’t be bossy. Most of all, be yourself—but be a lady.

    What’s a girl to do in a world filled with contradicting gender expectations, aside from saying sorry?

    The way we teach politeness norms to children is often confusing, changing based on gender—and can have lasting effects. And while everyone should be courteous and accountable for their actions, apologetic language out of context can undermine confidence and perceived capability.

    Within the subtle yet beautiful illustrations and powerful rhyme of "The Girl Who Said Sorry", developing girls will learn that self-expression and personal choices can be made without apology, and with confidence. 

    50% of profits from this book is donated to Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign dedicated to empowering young girls to take action on global issues



  • Book Review:


  • The Girl Who Said Sorry

    Author: Hayoung Yim 

     It’s hard enough growing up be confused from so many different opinions of who’s right, who’s wrong, what’s right and what’s wrong. When do we apologize or when do we stand up for ourselves and stop apologizing? Children growing up in our society have in my opinion a lot of difficult decisions to make with peer pressure in the mix. How do they handle it without hurting someone’s feelings or getting their own feelings hurt? 

     I feel that this very short story of a young girl being confused trying to please everyone, apologizing at everything she does thinking its what would make everyone happy. Only it just makes things more confusing and for a little girl growing up it’s hard to find your bearing at such a young age. This story of Hayoung Yim should help a confused girl a general direction of figuring out what she should actually be sorry about and how young girls should be comfortable being themselves and have fun.


    About The Author:


    Hayoung Yim is a third-wave feminist, environmentalist, advocate for evidence-based public policies, and diverse writer. A UofT graduate in political science and English, she strives to highlight issues to developing children in an approachable manner. She lives in Toronto, Canada, where she dreams about implementing social change through popular culture. In her spare time, she likes to travel through time and space.


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    Thursday, December 28, 2017

    Book Review of P.I Penguin And The Case of The Christmas Lights by Bec J. Smith

    P.I. Penguin
    And the case of the Christmas Lights
    By Bec J. Smith
    Review By: Brittany Perez (Oh My Bookness) December 28,2017 8:02am




  • Publication date: December 3, 2017
  • Publisher: Aulexic
  • Book Length: 27
  • Age Level: 4 - 12
  • ASIN: B077XH7TJY


  • Book Description:

    This happy holiday, P.I. Penguin wants to create a very special Christmas lights display. Even with his string of bulbs, his lonely home looks stark and stoney. But after a tour through the decorations of his native animal friends, and the help of a visiting lyrebird, P.I. Penguin discovers the seasons secret answer to his question, "What makes Christmas lights special?"

    A short walk on, young P.I. Found
    the tawny frogmouth camping ground.
    The canopy glowed all around
    and from the trees he heard a sound.
    "A Merry Christmas, little blue.
    We are delighted to see you."
    "What brings you to our rendezvous?"
    "I'm looking for a light breakthrough.
    What makes your lights so special?"

    All P.I. Penguin books include dyslexia-friendlyformatting for easy reading and are particularly suited to dyslexic readers young and old. This particular story is ideal for ages four to ten.



  • Book Review:


  • P.I. Penguin
    And the case of the Christmas Lights

    AuthorBec J. Smith

     This is the time of year of the holiday season we know as adults it can be stressful and sometimes lonely. Children unconsciously not realizing this. They don’t understand  how adults find that Christmas decorating can be overwhelming . Bec J. Smith wrote a cute rhyme Christmas book for young children of a penguin name P.I. He’s feeling the holiday decorating stress. P.I. Goes to search answers of how to make his Christmas lights look wonderful and delightful.

     P.I. follows lights of his friends, light decorations decorated to their fashion. He notices that simple nothing elaborate lights that shone so brightly with pride of their creators. Their lights are special to them, there was no hidden answers it was all about being together. It was sharing the holiday and decorations that was the special part of that answer that P.I. was looking for.

     This is a cute simple rhyming book for young children to learn how important to share the joy of something special.

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