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Kid Reviews By Child Author Kristina Cardoza

Winner of Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten!

Contest Winner!

Hi everyone! How’s your summer vacation so far? I’m having lots of fun! Well, I’m sure you’re more interested in knowing the winner of my book, Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten! Sorry I’m a little bit late with the announcement but here it is… Using random online drawing, the winner of my contest is…Ann Breckenridge! Actually, that’s Aunt Ann to me – she’s my great grandmother’s sister! I hope you enjoy my book Aunt Ann! Happy Friday everyone!! 🙂

Kristina Cardoza

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Last Day for April-May Book Giveaway!

Today is your last chance to try and win a copy of my book, Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten!! For more information, visit my previous post: https://kristinakidreviews.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/april-2012-book-giveaway-11-2/

Good luck!!! 🙂

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Pinterest Room Decor

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Visit my Pinterest Room board to see some of the stuff in my room! Do you like it? If so, follow me on Pinterest for more… 🙂

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Samoaddicted: The Story of Fifteen Samoas

CRUNCH.


It’s a beautiful sound unless it’s the breaking of a bone. (I like my complete skeleton, thank you very much.) In this case, it’s something a LOT better breaking in half.
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A cookie.
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But not just any cookie. A savory cookie, a delicious cookie, a delectable one. A beautiful creation, with a wafer hidden deep inside the layers of sweet caramel and coconut sprinkles, drenched with chocolate in a candy cane stripe style and a veil of fudge on its underside. With just the right amount of crunch.
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It’s not crunchy anymore though.
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It’s melting…in my mouth. And even though I would rather just chew it up, I save this one. First I feel the luscious taste of melted, sweet milk chocolate draping my tongue…oh, now it’s the caramel layer…my favorite candy covers my mouth!…But now I experience the exotic delight of the coconut sprinkles! The wafer…meh, not so much.
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And it’s the end of the cookie.
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Until I grab another. And another. And another. Just one more…wouldn’t hurt to have one more, or maybe two. Before I finish my homework, I might have one—or a few more, and my last one for today—no, maybe just a few more…two left…I’ll have to save one of them for later—oh, it’s okay, I’ll order more cookies—so I’ll just have—
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Darn! It’s all gone!
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Girl Scout Cookie season is over. My Samoas. GONE.
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Forever.


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you, samoas!

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April-May 2012 Book Giveaway!

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Visit my Facebook Fan Page and click the ‘Like‘ button to become my fan! When you get to the Welcome Page (Just For My Fans link), click on the mailing list to sign up for a chance to win an autographed copy of my book, Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten. You must add your First and Last Name, your email, and fan status on the sign up form to be entered into this giveaway. The winner will be announced on my blogs (KKR and KCBR) at the beginning of June 2012. Winning book will be mailed to U.S. address only. Thank you! 😀

Follow this blog by clicking the ‘Follow‘ link! 😀

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How to Slay a Dragon by Bill Allen

Summary
How to Slay a Dragon by Bill Allen is a fun, action-packed fantasy you’ll definitely love! Greg Hart
, besides the fact that he’s one of the scrawniest boys at his school, is a normal boy in a normal world with a normal life.

…Until now.

Greg is being taken to the fantasy world of Myrth, and if it isn’t bad enough being on a medieval planet with ogres, trolls, and witches, he is named in a prophecy (as Greghart, though, not Greg Hart) and it is foretold that he is to slay a dragon to save the princess!

Can Greg make it through the crazy mix-up without being scorched to ashes?

About the Author
Bill Allen may be described as an unusual man who has accomplished an unusual many deeds. In fact, it has been said that if you total up all the things he claims to have done, he cannot possibly be less than seven hundred years old.

No one knows if this is true. All that is certain is that for much of that time he’s been living in Melbourne, Florida with his wife, Nancy, writing software by day and, well, mostly sleeping by night. Every now and again he writes stories, too. [from http://www.billallenbooks.com/author.htm]

My Opinion
The story was really fast-paced and exciting–I protested when I had to stop reading and go to bed! The story showed that you can do anything as long as you have the courage. Greg showed his courage in the end with the dragon. I was surprised in the ending, too–it had a surprising, unexpected twist to it–but was fascinated by Greg’s way of fulfilling the prophecy! (Hint: You will NOT expect what’s coming. :])

**I received a copy of this eBook for free from Bell Bridge Books through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I received no other compensation.**

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Big Birthday by Kate Hosford

Summary
Big Birthday by Kate Hosford is a peppy, fun sequel to Big Bouffant that kids are sure to love! A creative young girl named Annabelle is tired of BORING birthdays at the zoo! (She emphasizes this by “yawning at the monkeys and the baby kangaroo.”) She wants something new and different this year…maybe like…a birthday ON THE MOON!? See how her crazy outer-space birthday bash turns out in Big Birthday! 🙂

About The Author
The author, Miss Kate Hosford, the author of Big Bouffant and Big Birthday, is a children’s book author from New York. When she was younger, she would experiment with different hairstyles for fun–which lead to later to writing a story about a unique little girl named Annabelle who wanted a rare bouffant hairstyle! Ms. Hosford is coming out with another book, too: Infinity and Me. To learn more about her, visit http://khosford.com/about-kate/.

My Opinion
The book was delightful and showed that you can use your imagination for anything! Annabelle isn’t an ordinary girl, which is something children can learn from–be yourself! I loved the beautifully crafty, colorful, and childlike illustrations–they really went with the lively plot of the book! However, when I started reading the eBook the pictures were taking a very long time to load on the iPad. I also noticed that, in some areas of the story, the words’ rhyme and rhythm seemed to stop flowing correctly, for example:

“They hired and astronaut,

Experienced and smart,

Who rented them a rocket ship,

Guaranteed to start.

They shot into space

With gravity pulling on everyone’s face.”

 The last sentence doesn’t flow. Otherwise from a few areas that didn’t flow, the story was great!

**I received a copy of this eBook for free from Lerner Publishing Group through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I received no other compensation.**

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