Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Team LT Reads: Nerdy Scar Tissue is Frogtastic!

Wow! I haven't done one of these for awhile!

I swear - Team LT does read. It's just sporadically (mostly on Sunday evening) when we're not tired. And lately it seems that we're always so tired.

Anyway, we did finish a few books and we'd love to share our reviews with you.

1) Nerds
Author: David Anderegg
(March 8th, 2011)
GP Putnam and Sons

Review by Tawny:
Mmmmm 4 out of 5 stars.

I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and interesting and entertaining. I identified with the nerd labelled kids (and author) in this book, but some of the conclusions seemed a little far fetched. I'm glad that there are people advocating for the kids that end up being called nerds during middle school (like I was). Makes no difference to tell them that they will be just fine and life gets better. Although the book is preaching to the choir since they only people who would buy and read it are probably already nerds and proud of it!

There were some interesting discussion about how kids learn about "nerds" and what to do if your kid is labelled as one. Must remember some of this.

2) Frogtastic: Pop-Up Fun
(October 6, 2003)

Review by Logan and Lane:
5 out of 5 hearts. Logan insisted that this book gets hearts instead of stars. Logan's favourite part was the bouncing and the ribbit croaks. Lane's favourite part was (in her words): "Like Pop Ups!" I'd say that's a glowing endorsement!

3) Scar Tissue
by Anthony Kiedis
(October 19, 2005)

Review by Terry:
4 out of 5 stars so far (I tackled him for a review before he's quite finished hehehe)
Terry liked the first hand accounts of all the other bands in this books like The Rolling Stones. The book is funny and Terry is amazed that Kiedis didn't seem to hold anything back. For example, Kiedis talks about falling in love with pretty much every woman he slept with (even the crazy ones). Interesting to see what a man with too much money will do with it. The book was a bit of a nostalgia piece for Terry. Not that he was living any of the things that Kiedis was, but he liked reading about the 90s and what was happening out there while he was in high school and really discovering some of this music.

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