This Week I Read…

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Only One You


Before we get to the book review, AJ is excited for the summer reading program. For AJ reading every night, even during the day is not an issue. He loves to read and create his own books. As of today, he has read 10 books, so we have to get to the library to get his prize.

This year the prizes are…

  • 10 books: Summer Reading poster
  • 20 books: Ice cream gift certificate to Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe
  • 30 books: Get your superhero photo taken.
  • 40 books: Cool sunglasses courtesy of the Friends of the %%%%%%% Library.
  • 50 books: Toy Chest gift certificate (toy store in town)

Amazon Summary:

There’s only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place. Adri’s mama and papa share some of the wisdom they have gained through the years with their eager son. Their words, simple and powerful, are meant to comfort and guide him as he goes about exploring the world. This exquisitely illustrated book explodes with color and honest insights. Kranz’s uniquely painted rockfish, set against vibrant blue seas, make an unforgettable and truly special impression. Only One You will inspire parents and children of all ages as they swim through the sea of life.

AJ’s Review:

He is the only kid like me. His parents tell him lots of things because they think they have wisdom. Mommy says wisdom is knowing a lot of things. The mommy and daddy want the boy fish to have fun, make friends, and see lots of art. Art is everywhere, it is, I’m serious. 

Mommy’s Review:

It’s nice to read a book that features an only child, even though it does not focus on being an only…just portrays a family with one child. There are books about new babies, different types of families, and stages in kids’ lives. So if I come across a book about an only child I grab it up and want to celebrate our family. 

This book is inspiring and sweet. It doles out wisdom that all parents want to instill in their children. It does not focus on making lots of money or being powerful. Instead the parents want their child to see the beauty in life, be happy and, make a difference in the world.

This was one of the books we bought using a gift card from his Grandma and Grandpa. we bought a few first grade books, and a bridge activity book to get him ready for first grade. . 

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About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


This Week I Read… — 16 Comments

  1. I signed both my girls up for the library reading program too this summer and our first session is next Tuesday. Both girls are so excited and just can’t wait now either 😉

  2. My seven year old is currently a book from the Bad Kitty series. Its called Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty. But this book sounds amazing so I think I’ll be on the look out for it. Stopping by from #SITSBlogging

    • I am lucky that AJ loves to read, though I have been reading to him since he I first found out I was pregnant. We read every night and work on our comprehension.

  3. I am an only child as well and would have love to have had books about the subject when I was younger. I always felt like I was different as all of my friends had siblings. It’s so great that you found books to share with your son. I’m going to have to read this one!

    • I am surprised that there are a few only children in a my son’s class, but most have siblings, so I try to make sure he gets lots of books that represent our family too.

  4. This book is adorable! I would have loved it especially when my oldest was an only child. My second didn’t come along til my oldest was 5. I think it’s really cute how your son reviews the book as well as you! It gives readers a good idea of what kids think! Great job little man!

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