We don't do stars...
We don't do thumbs...
We read children's books and grade them in 10 categories:
literary quality
plot
voice
originality
descriptive ability
humor (if attempted)
illustrations (if present)
believability of characters
believability of situations
overall reading enjoyment

There is no grading curve. There are no points for classroom participation. There is no extra credit.
If you disagree, come speak to us after class.

The Grading System

A+.....this means (guess what) we think it's great. So great it surprised even us.
A.....this means it's pretty darn good. A book we'd recommend to just about everyone we know.
B.....better than most. Not exactly Shakespeare for kids, though, if you get our drift.
C.....mediocre. Like the color beige, it didn't stand out.
D.....we didn't like it. There were more bad aspects than good ones.
F.....it reeked of badness. We read it over and over when we are in dire need of hysterical laughter.
F-.....We're pretty sure Dante had a circle of hell for the people who wrote these...and a lower circle for those who published them.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Win a lovely glass slipper bookmark in honor of Kay Cassidy's THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY


As if doing an interview here wasn't cool enough, Kay Cassidy has offered to up her awesomeness by letting me host a giveaway as part of the (drum roll, please) Official Cinderella Society Blog Tour Giveaway!

So, here's the treasure:
 A beautiful glass slipper bookmark, to keep your place in your favorite fairy tales and inspire you to live your own!

Keeping it simple:
Leave a comment to enter. If you've read the book, I'm sure we'd all love to hear what you loved about it, but if not, no worries. 
If you don't have a Blogger profile with your contact info, make sure you leave your email address in the comment--or be sure to check back next Monday to see if you won and you can email me.
The giveaway will end next Sunday, May 23.
Good luck!

(Note: this contest is open internationally.)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Totally fun contest... Can't wait to read the book!
-Rose

JoAnn said...

I loved your interview with Kay Cassidy! It has been so fun getting to know a little bit about some of the authors of the books you have reviewed. I always read your reviews when deciding what to read next!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed reading about Kay Cassidy and her new book as well as the short blurb from "The Cinderella Society." Now I can't wait to actually read the whole thing! Thanks for sharing! ~Regina

PaulaKayMac said...

Your reviews are always spot on and I enjoyed the interview. Look forward to reading the book!

Okapi said...

That's a beautiful bookmark! I haven't read the book, but I really want to!

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Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Best Books Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
~Deirdra