Acting Wild [Maria Birmingham]

Honestly, despite getting more or less what I expected from Acting Wild by Maria Birmingham and illustrated by Dave Whamond, I have to admit that I didn't really like it. To a certain extent, I think that I thought there would be more scientific-related commentaries regarding how we are similar to other animals and ultimately it…

The Traveling Companion [Hans Christian Andersen]

The Traveling Companion by Hans Christen Andersen is another of those stories that really subscribes to the whole women need male saviors and men and women will fall in love with each other despite barely knowing one another theme. And while ultimately it follows a pretty typical format for fairytales, as the years have gone on…

The Rug Bear [Emma Rattray]

Sometimes requesting books because there's a fox in it somewhere doesn't really pan out. Unfortunately, I do think that in the case of The Rug Bear by Emma Rattray, this is what happened. The synopsis describes this book as featuring three friends playing hide and seek--fox, lion, and bear--and bear, whilst hiding, just happens to fall…

The Big Book of Twisted Fairy Tales [Sue Nicholson]

Ahh! The Big Book of Twisted Fairy Tales by Sue Nicholson and illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino was so damn cute! Not only was this a children's book that supports diversity, with the characters of Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow from Snow White as people of color, which is something I can't help being thoroughly excited to…