Children’s Book of the Week and Other Book Reviews

This week’s children’s book reviews are up over on my website. Please drop by and see them. As ever, I hope you enjoy my choice of books and the reviews of them, and, of course, my choice for Book of the Week. Don’t forget to scroll down the page at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor where you can read the full reviews of all the books.

Children’s Book of the Week

No Boys Allowed by Marilyn Levinson featured on mungaiandthegoaconstrictor.me

No Boys Allowed by Marilyn Levinson

Other Books I Have Reviewed

Wolf Facts and Pictures by P.K.Miller

Adventures of Percy the Pig by Tori Gilbert

Adventures of Frosty (The Strange Thing) by Waide Marshall

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Children’s Book of the Week and Other Book Reviews

This week’s children’s book reviews are up over on my website. Please drop by and see them. As ever, I hope you enjoy my choice of books and the reviews of them, and, of course, my choice for Book of the Week. Don’t forget to scroll down the page at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor where you can read the full reviews of all the books.

Children’s Book of the Week

The Tales of Big and Little: Doom of the Three Stones by Josh Kilen

Other books reviewed

Raindrop’s World by Carl Pettit

My T-Rex Has a Toothache by Elwyn Tate

Sock Full of Pennies by Danny Dean

Children’s Book of the Week and Other Book Reviews

This week’s children’s book reviews are up over on my blog. Please drop by and see them. As ever, I hope you enjoy my choice of books and the reviews of them, and, of course, my choice for Book of the Week. Don’t forget to scroll down the page at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor where you can read the full reviews of all the books.

Children’s Book of the Week

Wise Bear William – A New Beginning written by Arthur Wooten and Illustrated by Bud Santora

Wise Bear William featured review on aecurzon.wordpress.com

Other Books Reviewed

Warriors Book 1: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

Magic Molly Book 1: Mirror Maze by Trevor Forest

I Love My ABCs by Mary Lee

Children’s Book of the Week and Other Book Reviews

Children’s Book of the Week and Other Book Reviews

This week’s children’s book reviews are up over on my blog. Please drop by and see them. As ever, I hope you enjoy my choice of books and the reviews of them, and, of course, my choice for Book of the Week. Don’t forget to scroll down the page at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor where you can read the full reviews of all the books.

Children’s Book of the Week

The Issy Books by Pat “Gigi” Calfee – Illustrated by Isybilla Gee

Other books reviewed

Kiwi in Cat City by Vickie Johnstone

Switch by Karen Prince

A Tale of Four Birds by Gramps Doodlebug

Guest Post: A Cat Named Yerbie by Michael Charton

 

A big welcome to this week’s guest, Michael Charton. Michael is a writer, a blogger and a huge cat lover. 

Michael ChartonI’ve had cats all my life.  Cats were part of my family, because I grew up in an apartment building in Brooklyn, New York and dogs had to be walked (probably by me).

After my ragdoll cat Ashley died in June, 2006. I was ready to get another cat for my birthday in December, 2006.  We went to the Southern Arizona Humane Society.  I looked at all the cats to see who I would bond with.  An orange and white kitten kept trying to burst out of the cage.  Something kept drawing me back to him.  My wife Elaine laughed and said, he’s the one you want.

He had just come to the shelter a few days earlier.  We think he lived in a student apartment and they had to give him up.  The shelter named him Romulus and thought he was three years old (our vet said six months).  Romulus did not fit.  What to name the little tyke?

At the time, I belonged to a Sister City group between Tucson and Almaty, Kazakhstan.  One of the young men from Kazahstan came here to study.  His name is Yerbolat, called Yerbie by his University of Arizona classmates.  A cat had a name and Yerbolat, (who was amused) a furry nephew.

As a youngster he was always curious.  We thought he lived with students, when we discovered he likes pizza as long as itYerbie the Wonder Cat on Curzon isn’t spicy.  He enjoyed greeting and meeting people.

He wasn’t always careful.  His fur brushed too close to a candle his first Christmas and we had to quickly put the fire out.  Luckily, he was ok.  Another time, he was stung on the foot by a wasp.  Two hours later, he was fine, but very annoyed that he couldn’t jump, nor run as fast.  Lizards are a big thing in Arizona.  He just wants to play.

Friends on Palin’s Travels (Former Monty Python member Michael Palin’s website http://www.palinstravels.co.uk) wanted me to create a Facebook Page for Yerbie.  One of the members calls Yerbie the Wonder Cat and that’s what I named the Facebook page.

Two years ago, we downsized from a house to an apartment.  The move was traumatic for Yerbie, like we had never heard a cat cry before.  We think he was afraid he was being abandoned again.  He gets nervous when we leave the house.

My wife is now disabled.  Yerbie sits on her lap and tries to take care of her.  We now have a younger cat, a female named Pandora.

Yerbie is becoming funny in a different way in his old age.  He’s very fussy about what he eats and his mealtimes.  As I type this, he is sound asleep.  He must think it’s tough taking care of his humans.  That’s my buddy Yerbie.

A Brief Biography

Among my interests are baseball, history and railroads.  I enjoy the writer’s journey, enjoy new experiences and people.  I am from New York City originally as you can see now wearing a cowboy hat in another locale in the American Southwest.

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