“Dream-Shifter” by Lois Wickstrom is an intriguing tale about Gwendolyn, a young preteen who can change forms as she dreams.
"The Know-It-All Pencil" is a cute story that is different from others I've heard of or read myself. The story is entertaining, the right length, and contains age-appropriate words so Lydia could read the story to herself once and then I enjoyed getting to read it to her another time. This story has the ability to spark the imagination of young readers to think of other inanimate objects that could do magical things. The illustrations are colorful and show how to follow directions, share, trade, and get along with all different people.
The story overall is age-appropriate for early elementary age as it teaches, in an entertaining way, part of the science of water (not the water cycle, but more so the phases of water - solid and liquid). The vocabulary was spot-on for Lydia to read and understand.
"I Am an Outer Space Alien" is a silly book about a girl who lives on Earth but thinks she's an alien from outer space.
“What Do the Plants Say?” by Lois Wickstrom is a funny book about a little girl who invents something so that she can understand her flowers when she thinks they’re talking to her.
"Fee, Fi, Fo, Grow!: The Real Magic of the Beans" by Lois Wickstrom is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but with some different characters. This story doesn't have Jack, but Jacqueline and her mother. Jacqueline and her mother are poor and are needing some money to buy seeds to plant in their garden to grow into food for them to eat.
In “Goldilocks and the Six Simple Machines” by Lois Wickstrom, the fairytale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is told a little differently.
BEES IN LORETTA’S BONNET Lois Wickstrom CreateSpace (2016) ISBN 9781530562053 Reviewed by Rose Whitacre (age 6) for Reader Views (03/17) […]