A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

279. The Incredible Vegetable Group by Marcia Aboff

The Incredible Vegetable Group by Marcia Aboff. Illustrated by Kyle Poling (Canada) - (US)
First Graphics

Pages: 24
Ages: 6+
Finished: Dec. 19, 2011
First Published: Aug. 2011 English
Publisher: Capstone Press
Genre: children, easy reader, graphic novel, non-fiction, health
Rating: 3/5

First sentence:

It's lunchtime, and you're starving.

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his reader.

Part of the First Graphics series, this book has a lot of panels with narrative text and minimal comic balloons to help the beginner get used to the graphic format.  We read another book in this series and found it to be on the young side for ds but this book was not and could be read by any age of reluctant reader.  The reading level though stated as K-3, same as the other book, was much harder for ds as there were a lot of topic specific vocabulary words that just couldn't either be sounded out or guessed by context.  Otherwise, we happily enjoyed the information and ds realized that he does not eat enough vegetables (surprise, surprise) and should maybe try to use dips more often for the ones he doesn't like but can stand.  I think this series is entertaining and educational while not being 'in your face' with the lessons.  This book will be interesting to the target age group and older as it discusses vegetables, how they are grown, their vitamins/minerals and how they help the body, along with entertaining ways to eat vegetables.

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