What are the origins of the Israel-Palestine conflict? The roots of the Israel-Palestine conflict vary depending on one's perspective. Some trace it back to Roman times, while others begin with the late 19th-century Jewish migration to the Ottoman Empire, seeking refuge from persecution in Eastern Europe and the rise of Zionism. The Balfour Declaration in 1917, supporting a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine, and subsequent conflicts with Arab communities are also considered pivotal.
Paddington Bear series
This is an overall critique of the Paddington Bear series. All of these books are about a little British bear in a raincoat and yellow hat who loves marmalade. Paddington has many adventures throughout all the books. Each book has pencil sketches depicting what is going on in each of the chapters. In the beginning book Paddington arrives to live with his new family in New York and waiting at the train station and his adventures begin. Paddington Bear kind of reminds me of Winnie the Pooh in a way, but totally different too. This is a first in a series of critiques of this series.
Arko The Dark Union
Quite the read and quite the adventure for U.W. Leo has written 'Arko The Dark Union' that is the first in a series that is science fiction, fantasy and a bit spiritual for a young adult novel. It tells the story of a group of children and their parents who are on a scientific journey. Ben, Abigail, Gaia, Ariel and Amir are on a school vacation and are going to help their parents that brings the past to the present and maybe beyond. U.W. Leo is a show and tell writer that is quite factual with the way he uses language at various points in the story. It is also a story of diversity and learning about oneself and others as well as working together to solve issues that occur.
A Penguin's Quest
'A Penguin's Quest' is a children's picture book written by Scott McDermott and illustrated by Christine Anderson. What does a penguin do when confronted with a wish? This is the story of a little penguin named Ingrid who had a wish to do something that penguins do not usually do in their lives along with other many adventures they may have. This is a great picture book that can be used across the curriculum that can also increase creativity and language skills. Christine has created images that are vivid and realistic that look like photographs. It is a book that is a story of making friends and learning more about oneself.
Maggie's Law of the Laundromat
The local Laundromat had always been a minefield for Zara. The month of October even more so. She found herself ignoring her laundry until there was nothing left to ignore. Her hamper became so overstuffed, she’d fight her way through almost every door. That night at the laundromat it took four tackles just to get through. Her underwear launched themselves onto the floor, one of her bras believed it could fly and flew. It hooked itself on the head of a person’s wavy cloud of hair.
'Plum Lovin' a between the numbers novels by Janet Evanovich. This is a Stephanie Plum novel and her friend Diesel. This is a Valentine's Day story where Stephanie as a bondsman is also in trying to find a skip does the skip's so-called job as a relationship specialist and does make various connections. 'Plum Lovin' is a romance novel, but a fun one to read.
Dai and the Missing Baby Crocodile
'Dai and the Missing Baby Crocodile' written by David Hale and drawn by Nicholas Child in a way answers my question- How do we differentiate between various kinds of animals? This is the story of Dai and a little boy named Johnny Jones and their travels through the countryside. This is a story that shows David's and Nicholas's imagination about learning about very specific types of animals. Nicholas's artwork is one way that tells this story that shows and tells the importance of family. It is also a book that could be a game.
Felix Finds his Fortune
'Felix Finds his Fortune' is a children's picture book written by Richard Thomas Carey. Here is a question 'Who hasn't ever taken a journey for a change of pace? This is the story of a country mouse named Felix and his journey for something new and someone who meets a lot of new friends along the way. Richard tells Felix's story in a colorful and interesting way. he shows and tells this story that the reader will want to see and read what Felix earns at the end of his story. The pictures throughout the book the reader can see and feel what Felix is feeling in my opinion. All the pictures show details of the English countryside and city scape as shown on the cover and will give the reader a sense of the British Isles.
" Blue Eye Samurai " - critique
In the path of revenge there’s no place for love , friendship or any kinds of weakness – said by Mizu a blue eyed half bread samurai who is destined to take revenge . Revenge from her own father for whom she had to lead a life of monster . She had to hide her identity even had to disguise herself as a man .
The Littlest Blogger
'The Littlest Blogger' is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Dawn and Bella Cameron-Hollyer and Helen Braid. Who out there writes a blog? This is the story of a little girl who likes to write and draw and then likes to share her interests. When the little girl with her mother's help makes Bella's writing more understood and being safe. Helen's artwork shows what Bella is all about and how she tells her story that is ongoing. At the end of the picture book is a list of safety rules. This would make a great read for a Kindergarten class in teaching computer literacy.
Jig Gets Lost
'Jig Gets Lost' is a children's picture book created by Julia Kneeland and Rachael Budd. Who doesn't like a good animal story. 'Jig Gets Lost' is a picture book that should make readers want a puppy. Julia writes a story about a little puppy named Jig and his day in the neighborhood and his adventures. Julia is a writer and a teacher and says this is for beginning readers and has chosen primary type for easy reading. Rachael has created pictures that are vivid and realistic images in her work. There could be lessons on community workers, what makes a family, and even teach geography in a way. It is also a good book that shows emotions in ways.
I'm not Single, I have a Dog
'I'm not Single, I Have a Dog is an autobiography by Susan Hartzler. Who doesn't like a good dog book that can teach many kinds of lessons. I am a single person and have a dog and 'I'm not Single, I Have a Dog' is a book where she shares her story and her memories. She is still living and sharing. Susan Hartzler has shared friendships and how she spent and spends her time trying to understand what life is all about for her. 'I'm Not Single, I Have a Dog is a book full of lessons we all need to learn. There are many lines in this book that are favorites of mine and could help others.