La Chenille Qui Fait Des Trous

4 out of 5 stars

La Chenille Qui Fait Des Trous

By Eric Carle

La chenille qui fait des trous  Pro: The illustrations are nice and help kids and/or language learners follow along. This book can be educational in the sense that it goes through the caterpillar’s life cycle.

Con: If you enjoy; twists, conflict, or lengthy novels, then, this probably isn’t the book for you. It has a very simple storyline which depending on the reader can be good or bad.

 

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Naked Ape

4 stars out of 5

naked-ape-cover  Pro: This can be a thought provoking book for some individuals. Readers may enjoy how Desmond Morris compares humans to other primates when it comes to both anatomy and behavior. The author questions older theories like the aquatic theory and dives into how we went from tree dwellers to ground dwellers. He discusses coitus, rearing, fighting, and feeding in his book.

Con: This book was published in 1967. So, there are a lot of facts that need to be updated. The first page, for instance, says there are “one hundred and ninety-three living species of monkeys and apes”. This is not correct anymore. There are more than 260 known species of monkeys, 4 types of great apes, and 2 types of lesser apes.

Angela’s Ashes

4 out of 5 stars

Angela' Ashes book  Pro: This book is an eye-opening memoir about Frank McCourt’s childhood. Some common themes include poverty, alcoholism, religious beliefs, society, class, and most importantly perseverance. I really enjoyed this memoir.

Con: It does paint a poignant picture of what it is like to be in rags and have to feed your kids sugar water instead of nutritious food. It’s brutal and honest. Which is what I love about it, but some readers may not like reading about such desperate times.

The Black Death: A History from Beginning to End

4 stars out of 5

the black death a history from beginning to end.jpeg  The kindle edition has 45 pages. It took me about 20 minutes to completely read it. It consists of multiple explanations for why the Black Death started. It also talks about plague doctors and literature works that resulted from the plague. It briefly discusses persecution due to religious beliefs. Most importantly, the timeline goes through different outbreaks.

Pro: The structure of the book starts with the Black Death, then the second pandemic, and ends with the third pandemic. This allows the reader to understand that there was more than one outbreak. Great book for those wanting to learn a little about the Black Death.

Con: While this little book is comprehensive, some of the events mentioned are very brief. So, if you are looking for a book that is more in-depth when it comes to different pandemics then this book is not for you.

Work, Energy, and Power: An Introduction to Basic Energy Physics (Stick Figure Physics Tutorials)

4 stars out of 5

work,energy, power   The title says it all. This book is strictly for beginners learning physics. This book has 57 pages of stick figure drawings that illustrate what the different types of energy are. It shows you how to calculate gravitational potential energy using the equation PEg = mgh. It shows you how to calculate kinetic energy using this equation KE=1/2MV^2. There are more basic equations used in this book.

Pro: The problems are suitable for beginners. The stick figure drawings make learning easier and more fun.

Con: This book felt like a mini lesson. So, if you are searching for a book that covers more topics for beginners than this is not the book you are looking for.

How To Build Your Successful Online Teaching Business

2 stars out of 5

how to build your online teaching business book This is an extremely short book. It only has 54 pages. It begins with reasons for wanting to grow an online business. Then, it explains common mistakes people make when they first start. Such as only using one platform or titling a course before making it. Finally, it tells you about different tools to use to make the online course.

Pro: It lists common mistakes beginners make which help the reader avoid them.

Con: It gives the why or the reason for creating a course. It gives the “how” as in what platforms to use, but that’s about all.