I was fortunate enough to recieve a copy of the graphic novel The Ghost, The Owl by Franco from Netgallery in exchange for an honest review, which I will post now.
Description from Goodreads On a cool evening on the swamp, a figure appears dancing across the water. A human figure, but far from a human form. A Ghost, a young girl spirit that seems to have lost its way. A good Samaritan owl decides to help against the wishes of his animal brethren. What mysteries does the ghost girl hold the secrets to and what will happen when she and the owl unlock them together? Will they find out what happened to her? Will she find her way to where she needs to be? What will happen to the animals in the swamp and surrounding forest? An adventure with the most unlikely of pairs, The Ghost, the Owl. My Thoughts on the Book Personally, I found this book charming and heartwarming, especially due to the Owl's strong set of beliefs. I also really enjoyed the beautiful illustrations.
Library Loot is a fun weekly event hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief. Here's the books I've borrowed from the library this week (totally not caring about my intended TBR for June). I can admit that there's a few Anthony Bourdain books in this pile, but due to his tragic death last week, I felt an urge to borrow a few.
Dødevaskeren by Sara Omar
Alle kan drepe by Jørgen Brekke
Jeg vet ikke helt hva det er by Silje Bergum Kinsten
Bobby Gold - En amerikansk torpedo by Anthony Bourdain
I was fortunate enough to recieve a copy of the picture book A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager and Mike Blanc (illustrator) from Netgallery in exchange for my honest review. I thought it would fit in perfectly with Platypire Diversity Challenge and today I'll post the review.
Description from Goodreads A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing.” A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds. This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up. My Thoughts on the Book A Tale of Two Mommies gets the point across quite easily as having two parents of the same sex/gender doesn't mean that the kid(s) gets any less love. What I also like about the book is that it normalizes having parents in a queer relationship.