The Most Wonderful Doll in the World

February 23, 2020
Subheader: 

The most wonderful doll was inside you all along.

It's a fairly preachy book, but it doesn't really explain what it is she's doing wrong or whether she's aware of it. And then it doesn't really deal with the consequences. It's kind of like "Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine" except that where SBM has kind of an over-the-top consequence, this book really doesn't have any consequence.

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Message: 

Your imagination is always better than reality. Or, reality/growing up sucks.

Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street

February 22, 2020
Subheader: 

Don’t angels make people freak out?

It teaches a bit about the culture and holidays of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles, but I imagine it's rather outdated. I wonder what Olvera Street is like nowadays, almost 75 years later.

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Message: 

This is how Mexican Americans live in Los Angeles.

The Sunny Adventure

January 19, 2020
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Well, it's definitely sunny, and definitely an adventure.

The author is clearly an amateur, although quite prolific. It could be a lot shorter. It's hard to tell whether the author has potential or not. They definitely tried. It's a decent showing for an amateur.

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Message: 

Don't eat your friends? "Friends are not betrayed"? You can't eat the sun?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Modern Retelling

January 12, 2020
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Beautiful book, needs a bit more work.

The book has its problems, and it needs more polish. But it's got a lot of great stuff, and I look forward to seeing more of what these guys come up with. If they learn what they can from their constructive criticism, they could make something amazing.

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Message: 

Be brave.

Odd Dog Out

January 4, 2020
Subheader: 

Odd Books are In.

What is good about being different? Why is it good to be who you are? There's no justification for her coming to this conclusion or the feeling that the other characters have. It's just silly.

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Message: 

Be different, because we said so.

The King Who Rained

December 8, 2019
Subheader: 

Take my wife, please.

The book is just goofy. It doesn't really have much of a story, but it's not bad, especially for a celebrity book. It's well done; it's put together and everything; there's just not much to it.

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Message: 

Language is weird.

The Jumblies

November 24, 2019
Subheader: 

All jumblied up.

These illustrations are very interesting. The pig they buy is the color of the sky, clouds and all. There's a giant, realistic looking, Stilton cheese. It's... interesting. It's not great, but it's not bad. It's just goofy.

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Message: 

If you do something impossible, everybody will be jealous. Or, maybe there is no message.

Millions of Cats

November 17, 2019
Subheader: 

Any more than two, and you're the Crazy Cat Person.

Basically, that cat has low self-esteem (as a cat owner, I can tell you that's pretty rare) and decided that he was definitely not the prettiest, so he didn't bother fighting and nobody fought him.

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Message: 

People will love you if you're ugly. Or, if you're ugly, no one will want to eat you.

The Girl Who Said Sorry

November 10, 2019
Subheader: 

Sorry, not sorry.

Whatever color you want to wear is irrelevant. It shouldn't matter to anybody else's happiness, and if it does, it's not your fault.

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Message: 

Don't be sorry for things that you do that don't hurt anyone else.

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